Even if I don’t like a book, it is rare for me not to identify in some way with the main character. This becomes even more true when a book is told in first person narration. Still, there are exceptions and there are even books I like where I don’t love the main character … here are a few characters I didn’t click with. Would love to know what you think of my choices and some of your own picks for characters you don’t connect with in the comments. Happy Tuesday!
Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme!
20 thoughts on “Top Ten Characters I Didn’t Click With”
I didn’t mind Josie, but I can see why you didn’t connect with her!
I know people that love this book, but I really didn’t get it. I was probably just in a weird mood or something, but Josie really rubbed me the wrong way.
I’ve only read a few chapters of The Magicians but couldn’t really get into it and I think Quentin is one of the reasons for that too…
I kind of liked Quentin in the first book, but by the second he was really too much for me to take.
I agree Quentin is the worst
Pretty much. He’s on so many lists today.
Nate is also on my list. I just didn’t like him at all. My TTT.
I know. He was so terrible.
Great list! I haven’t actually read any of these, but a few of them – Ash, Wicked, The Bone Season and The Magicians – are on my TBR. I’ve heard quite a few people say they didn’t like Quentine!
I would read them and see what you think.
You know what’s really funny – I loved Sal’s character in the movie, but agree that I didn’t really think much about him in the book. Strange!
Interesting. I haven’t seen the movie, but I got so annoyed with him while reading the book in high school.
Hi! Hester Prynne 🙂 I can’t click with any of the classics’ characters. They all seem to make such obviously bad decisions. I read Wicked, but I can’t remember it. Maybe that means I didn’t click with those characters, as well!
Interesting. There are characters from classics that I like (Elizabeth Bennet and Jane Eyre are the first two that come to mind) … but Hester Prynne is definitely not one of them. Thanks for commenting!
Okay, yes I did like Elizabeth Bennet. And Emma 😊
A couple of people have mentioned Nate and Quention today – I have not read either of those books yet though so I have no opinion lol. My TTT
Fair … I actually am glad I read both books even though I didn’t connect with either character.
I haven’t read any of these; the closest I came is watching Wicked the musical.
Katniss was a character I didn’t connect with at all.
I liked Elphaba in the musical, just not in the book. I did connect with Katniss, but I actually hear that opinion a lot so you are definitely not alone!
At the time I blogged about it (’11?), I was told constantly how weird I was and “literally no one else” felt that way. It made me laugh since Amazon’s 1- and 2-star reviews (publicly available!) quickly refute that.