Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week’s topic is Top Ten school freebie. I did Top Ten characters who’s growth would make a great essay.
10. Pen from Girl Mans Up – ME Girard. I just finished this book but I can already see the possibilities of a character essay for this character. She was so different from any other character I’ve read.
9. Primrose from The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. There could be so many essays about Katniss and about Peeta but Prim seems like a less likely character to be chosen since a lot of her arc happens off-screen/page.
8. Kate from What We Saw – Aaron Hartzler. Kate can be the center of the essays with her growth as a person or the catalyst to talk about other topics like shaming, victim blaming, and more.
7. Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter series – JK Rowling. I always felt like Ron got the short end of the stick out of the three members of the Golden Trio. He was often made the comic relief and if there needed to be tension within the trio, he was used to cause it. There was so much to explore with his character and it just never was(I always kind of pictured little Ron getting left out of everything at home, too little to go out with the older brothers, not part of the twin bond, left behind as Molly had bonding time with the daughter she always wanted).
6. Adam from The Raven Cycle – Maggie Stiefvater. When I first started this series, I always thought Ronan would make the best essays but after a while, Adam kind of stole his thunder. Ronan would still be awesome but Adam became a character that I felt more of a connection with what I would want to write.
5. Sam from Rites of Passage – Joy N Hensley. She’s such a strong character, determined to prove everyone wrong. I liked that she started off strong and her arc was more about trusting and asking for help than her starting off weak and becoming strong.
4. Gretchen from the Prisoner of Night and Fog duology – Anne Blankman. Gretchen would be a great character to focus on with how her growth arc worked. Believing so highly in her uncle Dolf until she starts to see the truth about him, having to balance what she’d been told her whole life by people she trusted with her instincts.
3. Maven from the Red Queen series – Victoria Aveyard. Maven fascinates me and not just because he had some really adorable moments in the first book. I would want to explore the effects of being the younger brother to the golden child, maybe make some Thor and Loki comparisons.
2. Girl Against the Universe – Paula Stokes. Maguire is such an interesting character and it would be interesting to explore her belief that she’s bad luck. Her character really plays on the whole ‘if you hear it/say it enough times, you’ll believe it’ theory.
1. Davy from the Uninvited duology – Sophie Jordan. A person could go so many ways with exploring Davy’s character. Does having the kill gene make her destined to be a killer? Does knowing she has it make it more likely? Do you think the way her loved one react to her now affects how she views herself?