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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Memorable Secondary Characters

Memorable Secondary Characters:

1. Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom...Harry Potter series. Both of these characters are favorites because they stay true to themselves and loyal to their friends throughout the series.

2. Myrna Minkoff...A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Ignatius J. Riley's x-girlfriend who writes him scathing letters encouraging him to have sex so that he will lighten-up. She finally enters a scene right at the end of the book.

3. Isaac...A Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Isaac is in the Cancer Support group. He introduces Gus to Hazel Grace. Even though he goes blind he provides the comic relief for the story.

4. Mr. Collins...Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Just because he is memorable doesn't mean that I necessarily like him. Mr. Collins is an duffus but involved in some memorable scenes in the book.

5. Orma...Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. Orma is Seraphina's tutor. He is a dragon so he can't feel love, or can he.  He is like Mr. Spock.

6. Mogget...Sabriel and other books in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. The ancient free- magic being that appears in the form of a while cat. Also: The Disreputable Dog from the same series. He is also a magical being but takes on the form of a dog and guide.

7. Rue...Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The small tribute from District 11 in the Hunger Games. She and Katniss joined forces. I cried when she died.

8. Mr. and Mrs. Beaver in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. These talking beasts help save the children when the White Witch is hunting them. Also Puddleglum from The Silver Chair in the same series by Lewis. He's such an Eeyore type of character.

9. Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. A non-talking but very present character in this classic novel. He saves Scout's life.

10. Balder in Going Bovine by Libba Bray. Balder is a garden gnome who is actually a Norse god. He is a companion to Cameron and Gomez as they go on their quest to save the world.


  1. Great choices! Damn I wish I had pick Luna and Neville. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love Orma! Balder was hilarious. He's on my list too!

    I steered away from HP in my list because I didn't want to even go there - I wouldn't be able to choose! I'd end up with an entire list of HP characters, which kind of defeats the purpose, imo.

  3. Boo is on my list too.
    I don't know why I didn't think of Luna and Neville - you are the second list I have seen them on.



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