1. Bella from Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer...I could barely stomach the first book because Bella was so whiney. I didn't read on in the series, no matter how much everyone loved it, for that very reason.
2. Andi Alpers in Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. Andi has a lot to be sad about. She also has a lot to be mad about but it just irritates the heck out of me how she takes drugs, swears, and mopes around. Andi is the main character in the story set in both modern France and during the French Revolution, despite this fact I did like the book.
3. Ashley Wilkes in Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Ashley should have told Scarlett that he didn't love her, that he loved Melanie. What a whimp.
4. Lydia Bennet in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Everything about this character is irritating. Almost as bad are Mary Bennet and their mother, Mrs. Bennet.
5. Professor Umbridge in Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Perhaps "irritating" is to mild of a term for Umbridge. There is something despicable about adults who take out their frustrations on children. Ugh.
6. Eustace Scrubb in the Chronicles of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis. At least in the beginning of the book Eustace is like the kid next door that all the kids in the neighborhood try to avoid because he is such a know-it-all. One of the best opening lines in all of literature is about this boy:
“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”7. Abigail and the other hysterical girls in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Mob mentality. Ugh.
8. Olive Kitteridge in the book by the same name by Elizabeth Strout. This begs the question, can you like a book if you don't like the main character? Oh boy, is Olive irritating but I liked the book a lot.
9. Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. She was so wishy-washy, a girl who did not really care about anyone but herself.
10. Amy Dunn in Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Amy is a B***h, everything she does is calculating. She is simply AWFUL.
11. The Cat-in-the-Hat by Dr. Seuss. Even as a kid I found this cat irritating. I didn't want him to get the kids in trouble with their mom. Ha!