I’ve read quite a few books in my 22 years of life. Maybe not as many as I would’ve liked to, or as many as other 22 year olds. But in these 22 years I’ve come across quite a few books that have introduced me to some special people. There are some books that even though enjoyable, their characters never stuck to me as much as others. I’m sure this happens to everyone. Sometimes a book is good, or has a really interesting plot and the characters aren’t bad, but they just don’t stay with you, they don’t impact your life and become friends. Because that’s what characters feel like, don’t they? Like friends.
Not even YOUR imaginary friends…
These are probably my 8 favourite characters from books. I’m sure I have many more but right now I can’t think of the ones I’m forgetting. If I do, I’ll add them. (This list is in no specific order).
Okay, so I said this list wasn’t in a specific order, but Jace IS my fav character. I loved everything about him in the books. Even when he was being a completely ass, I still loved him. I love the way he shuts everyone off, the way he seems to not care and then he does everything possible to help those he loves and the way in which, even though because of his childhood he should be some type of monster, he has the kindest heart of all.
I know I’m going to be beaten up for saying this but… I did not like Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace. I did not imagine Jace like him physically or mentally. It just wasn’t him at all. The way Jace moves, talks and acts in the books were not properly reflected by this actor in the movie. Yes, he did get some qualities right, but not entirely. But to be honest, I didn’t like most of the chosen actors for the cast. I did love Lily Collins as Clary, I think she was pretty good and of course, Robert Sheehan (Simon).
I’m sorry but this guy (pic below) will always be Jace in my head. I know you can’t always get the exact actors you want because of schedules and stuff, but hey, I can still daydream!
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
There isn’t much to say about these two except that they’re awesome. I loved them in the books and I loved the actors in the movies. Even though Harry Potter is the main character, I always felt closer to Ron and Hermione. Ron because of his humour and Hermione because of her attitude and way of being.
I still get emotional thinking about them!
I really loved these characters due to their awesomeness, their sense of family and friendship and their bravery. I felt every tear, every burst of anger and every kiss. I truly believed I was there next to them throughout the series, and they became really important to me.
What is there to say about the Khaleesi? She is awesome. I love the way she transforms from this really scared young girl to such a brave woman. I especially love Emilia Clarke and her way of interpreting the character from the books.
Kathy H is an incredible character. I love every single word she speaks from the book. She is most of the time quite uncertain, but she draws you in so beautifully to the point you feel as though you’re her very best friend. Of course, Carey Mulligan is one of my fav actresses and I loved her portraying Kathy. I think she did an exceptional job.
I looooooved Sookie. I loved the way she thought, the way she was never scared of telling people what she thought. That girl had balls. Major balls. I loved as she never really lied to herself and was always sincere and upfront. And she made me laugh a lot, and made reading about household chores fun. I ended up truly believing that Sookie was a real live girl living in her grandma’s house! I also really liked Anna Paquin as Sookie, I think she really nailed the character in all aspects!
I loved Landon in the book as well as the movie. I really enjoyed reading the book from his point of view and getting to see and feel all those raw emotions. And it was great having Shane West, because I love that man!
I really really liked Tris in the books. She wasn’t the typical stupid teenage YA girl in most books. She had guts, but she also feared when it was appropriate. And that’s cool because she felt REAL to me. I felt as though I was right there next to her, ready to jump off a roof and running to catch a train that wasn’t going to stop. Well, most of the time I’d just glance at her and shake my head, knowing only she would be doing this stuff as I’m wayyyyyy to lazy or unfit. I also love Shailene Woodley, and I think she was pretty perfect for this role. I didn’t however like the actor chosen to play Four, he wasn’t bad but I just didn’t imagine him quite like that… But still. I do admit though, that I enjoyed the books wayyyyy better than the movie. (Haven’t watched Insurgent yet, so no idea about that one).
So, who are your fav characters? Do any coincide with mine? Let me know!!!:)