Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.
This week is top five characters you defend. It was a little hard for me because I feel like my opinions fall with the majority on a lot of characters. Let me know what you think in the comments!
A lot of people complain about America and say she’s indecisive and flighty. It’s true, she is indecisive and it irritated me at points—especially since I’m team Maxon—but it felt very realistic for a girl put in her position. The boy you’ve loved for forever who broke you, or the prince who has snuck into your heart; tough choice. Plus, you can’t overlook how strong she is and how she will do anything to protect the people she loves. I just really enjoyed her and the whole series.
Okay even I shit on Sansa in the beginning. She’s bratty, wants what she wants, and doesn’t see the big picture or consequences of her actions. But as the book series—and the show which has a different arc for her—progresses she becomes smarter and stronger. She’s no longer a girl obsessed with pretty dresses and being a princess, she wants her family to be avenged and she starts playing the game right back.
I know a lot of people really love this character and novel, but I’ve also heard a lot of people hate on Anna for being a bit immature and such. I love her; think she is fun, cute, realistic, and totally relatable. I mean she’s thrust into this new life with new friends in Paris; she’s still a teenager she’s not going to be perfect, especially when it comes to navigating her love life. Matters of the heart leave the best of us confused and a little immature. You can check out my review for the book here.
This might be more of an author I defend rather than a character but still, any character from a Nicholas Sparks novel. I haven’t necessarily read a lot of his stuff recently, but I was obsessed in high school. I’m not reading it for quality or a top-notch plot—because I know it doesn’t necessarily have that—I’m reading it for a sad, passionate, albeit expected romance.
I don’t think it’s the majority opinion, but I have encountered people saying Peeta is weak and inconsequential. I totally disagree. He may not have a special skill like knife throwing, sword fighting, or archery but Peeta is physically strong. There’s plenty moments the books showcase this. Besides that, the man has a way with words. He’s persuasive, charming, and it definitely helps him and Katniss throughout the games. He loves her and literally volunteers himself to go back in the games with Katniss, even though she’s super fickle. Such Peeta love.