Characters I Loved from Books That Weren’t Favourites

Hello everybody!

Today, I’m taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana of That Artsy Reader Girl, for which the theme today is characters you liked in books that aren’t favourites. For me, I’m choosing to interpret non-favourite as 4 stars and lower, and my list only has 5 on it as I was struggling to think of 10. Onto the post!

Tippytoe from Squirrel Girl– aside from the hearing aid representation, Tippytoe was hands down my favourite part of this book, which didn’t really live up to my high expectations. She was super cool, I loved the way she led the squirrels and the squirrellanguage used is brilliant. I think I’d have liked this book a lot more if Tippytoe narrated the entire thing instead of just a couple of chapters.

Cameron from the Miseducation of Cameron Post– I had a few problems with Cameron Post as a book, but I thought the character was incredibly brave, and all round wonderful in the way she tackles all of the horrible things she needs to deal with.

Sammy from Alice Jones– this series might not be an all time favourite favourite, but it is very underrated! Sammy was a lovely character in book one, and I missed him an awful lot in book two. I’d like a couple more of these books, as I think the mysteries are clever and I’d like to get know the colourful cast of characters better (and see Sammy again ofc!)

Squeezjoos from Wizards of Once– right, don’t anyone do what happened last time and be horrid about me not loving this, please! I found the book very slow paced and difficult to get through, but the character of Squeezjoos was so cute I couldn’t possibly dislike them! They were one of the only reasons I didn’t DNF in fact, as I was deeply concerned over their fate…

The Creakers from the Creakers– I definetly enjoyed this book, but it’s not a favourite (and I didn’t think it was of the rather high standard set by the Christmasaurus, which I REALLY enjoyed). Though I didn’t expect to going in, I thought the Creakers were really sweet in general. I think was mainly due to Shane Devries’s fab illustrations, but I also just liked uncovering their nicer side as I progressed through the book.

A pattern of this seems to be cute sidekick characters save books I’m not so keen on for me… (except Cameron, who was a brilliant protagonist.)

Thank you so much for reading! Do you like any of these characters too? Who would be on your list? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!

Amy xxx

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Author: goldenbooksgirl

Middle grade/young adult book blogger

18 thoughts on “Characters I Loved from Books That Weren’t Favourites”

  1. I love the small twist you put on the topic! I was pretty daunted by it when it came through on my TTT submission form, but I thought I should make the person happy who submitted it and went ahead and put it on the schedule. But it was SO HARD for me to come up with a list because the characters are what make or break a book for me! lol. I don’t usually dislike a book if I liked the characters. Way to make it work for you!
    – Jana (That Artsy Reader Girl)

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  2. Completely agree with what you said about the Creakers! I liked the story but didn’t love it as much as the Christmassaurs now I look back on it but they were certainly harmless and quite playful!

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  3. I haven’t read any of these books you’ve mentioned but this is an interesting question. I’d find it REALLY hard to answer because books that I don’t really like or don’t have that much of an impact on me, I tend to completely forget about! So I’d be lost, trying to think of characters from them!

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  4. This was a hard list for a lot of people this week, including me! I haven’t read any of those. I had a hard time because if I don’t like a book, I tend to forget about it. No room in my mind for that! haha.

    Top Ten Tuesday

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