It's no secret that I'm a die hard fan of young adult novels. Preferably fantasy and sci-fi. Below is a list of my top 10 favorite book characters of all time. Well okay, maybe not of all time, but in my lifetime at least. From the Harry Potter series to American Girl, certain characters have a way of sticking with me long after reading.
10. Lizzy Morris ( Goosebumps One Day at Horror Land)
Lizzy Morris was your typical teenager, mouthy and annoyed by everything and everyone and hated the idea of spending a vacation with her boring parents and annoying younger sibling. From the jump she knew going to some sketchy amusement park was a bad idea. But did her parents listen to her? Nope. My favorite part was when she floated down the river in a coffin, and was NOT having it! LOL.
9. Kristy Thomas (Baby Sitters Club)
What 90s girl didn't like Kristy? She was smart, a leader, and all of her friends looked up to her. Sure she was bossy at times, but that was just her leadership showing, nothing wrong with taking the lead and keeping everyone in line.
8. Addy Walker (Addy American Girl book series)
Now I often get in my feelings a little whenever I think about Addy Walker. If you don't know who she is, she's the BLACK ONE. *eye roll* .... Addy was the fifth Historical Character of the American Girls from the Civil War era. The reason I gave the eye roll is because I've always felt she was the least represented out of all the American Girls. Even when they started getting movies, all the white girls got one, but not Addy. She did have a doll, (of course it got no commercial advertising like the others) but it was hideous! Didn't look like her at all! I really enjoyed reading her books as a kid and always though she was such a sweet and brave little girl.
7. Lilly Moscovitz (The Princess Diaries)
Lilly was the best friend of Mia Thermopolis. She was funny, sassy, loud and dorky, but that's why I liked her so much. She was the one who always kept it real with everyone and didn't care what anyone thought about her. I though the movie got the right actress to play Lilly too. Spot on!
6. Harry Potter (Well, its pretty obvious! LOL)
You can't love the Harry Potter series without loving "the boy who lived". What more can I say?
5. Tobias Eaton aka Four (Divergent)
No fangirl can say she wasn't crushing on Four the entire time while reading any of the Divergent books. (Well, until Insurgent when he got really annoying and hostile toward Tris) Even then, it was all love. He was a sweetheart underneath the quiet and tough bad-boy façade he had to maintain when he left (...ooops! I just realized this is technically a spoiler so I'll stop!) Anyway, you get the picture. All the girls loved Four, and so did I!
4.Haymitch Abernathy (Hunger Games)
He was the guy everyone loved to hate. A drunk, dirty, smelly, his whole existence was just a shitshow. But Haymitch was one of the most important characters in the entire series. Katniss and Peeta wouldn't have made it to book two without him. Despite his issues, he didn't take shit from anyone and didn't give a shit about anything while at the same time, I think he always cared for his tributes even though he never wanted to show it.
3. The entire Weasley family (Harry Potter)
I think we all, in the HP fandom wish we could've been adopted by Molly and Arthur Weasley. They were the most caring, supportive, and hardworking parents you could ever know. Not to mention their family represented like 75% of Dumbledore's army. That just goes to show you how awesome they were. They would give you the shirts off their backs, if they had too. Definitely a "you can have the last slice of pizza" type of family. Gotta love them!
2. Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games)
The girl on fire who led the revolution, and survived the hunger games TWICE! My favorite thing about Katniss, outside of being a hero, is that she was so real. She did whatever she could to protect her family and was more of a woman, even at 12, than a lot of females twice her age that I see on a daily basis.
1. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
If you open a dictionary, and look up the definition of HBIC, then you would see a picture of Hermione. (Okay, that acronym is not in the dictionary, but it should be.) The first time I read a Harry Potter book, I was about 10 years old. I immediately felt like I could relate to her. She loved to read, was bossy and annoying (like myself) but was one of smartest girls at Hogwarts. I don't think I've ever admired a fictional character as much as I admire her. I don't think I would've enjoyed the series as much without her.
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