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Monday, March 4, 2019

TTT: Characters I Admire

Top Ten Tuesday: The topic is supposed to be characters I'd like to change places with. I couldn't even put my brain on that task. If I replaced a character, the book wouldn't be the same! Duh! So I changed my prompt to be: Characters I Really Admire

1. Levi in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell---he is just the best boyfriend and not a typical male character usually found in YA lit.

2. Elinor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen--- she single-handedly holds her family together in the face of financial demise, and unfair prejudice against her sister and her for their poverty.

3. April May in An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green---April is the protagonist in the part Sci-Fi novel who discovers and names the Carls. She becomes famous overnight and has to grapple with what fame means.

4.  Leni in The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah--- Leni is a teenager when her parents move her to the bush of Alaska and she learns a whole new way of life among other Alaskan characters and how to cope with a father who is seriously mentally ill.

5. Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling--- Hermione is such a model student and friend, smart and capable.

6. Werner Pfennig in All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr---Werner was a German orphan forced to serve the Third Reich because of his radio skills. In the end, he is true to his nature and saves another character I admire, Marie-Laure. He is a hero.

7.  Vascilisa in The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden--- She believes the fairy tales told by her nurse and she helps protect her home in Northern Russia as she placates the household spirits.
(I haven't read the other two books in the series, yet.)

8. Zelie in The Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi---I love this story set in Nigeria which includes Nigerian folklore. Zelie learns to use her magic for good.

9. Wade Watts in Ready, Player One by Ernest Cline--- Wade is just a kick-ass character who solves a puzzle and does the right thing along the way, hitting "the man" where it hurts.

10. Lireal in the Abhorrsen series by Garth Nix--- she saves the kingdom and remains humble.

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  1. I like Levi a lot too. A great male YA character. And elinor Dashwood is pretty admirable as well.

  2. I love Vasya, I'd love to have her strength and courage.
    My TTT this week.

  3. Yay for Hermione! She's getting so much love this week.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

  4. I read the Harry Potter books in one fell swoop after students chastised me for not having read anything except book one. And now, many years later, my sister and I and our husbands are watching all of the movies (which, of course, I have never seen.)

    I adore Hermoine.

  5. Hermione was on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/top-ten-tuesday-201/

  6. Elinor Dashwood and Hermione are great characters! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday

  7. So many wonderful characters. Great list!

  8. Elinor is such a great character; I love her, too. :)

  9. I like your spin on the topic. Hermione is one of my favorite fictional characters ever. Levi is nice, too. He’s so sweet. Great list!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  10. Awesome list of characters! I like so many that you included and it made me smile to be reminded of books that I enjoyed so much.

  11. I bought a copy of Sense and Sensibility a couple of weeks ago. I'm looking forward to meeting Elinor - she sounds like a great character!

    My TTT post!

  12. Great post and great picks the only book that I read on your TTT post was the Harry Potter books, the rest of the books I have not read yet but hopefully one day I can read them. Thank you so much for stopping by my TTT post last week.

  13. Elinor has always been of my most favorite Austen characters, too. There's just something about her that stands apart from her peers. :)

    Thanks so much for the visit to Finding Wonderland last week.

  14. Levi, Hermione, Zelie, and Wade are all some of my favorites. :)


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