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Top Five Wednesday – Top 5 Frustrating Characters!

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Welcome back to another  very late Top 5 Wednesday The topic for this week is Top 5 Frustrating Characters.

Firstly please let me apologise for this post being late, unfortunately for some unknown reason my blog decided it was going to have a melt down yesterday and not allow me to post anything. Every time  I attempted to get this post up it would fail and the control panel to my site would crash, luckily I have now had the issue fixed.

I wanted to get this post up today  anyway even though it is now Thursday here in the UK.

I have decided to choose characters that I do truly love but during certain books in their respective series I found myself wanting to strangle them for their stubbornness, self pity, lack of communication or stupid choices.

 Jack in Room by Emma Donoghue

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I loved this book and Jack was a fantastic character but you do find yourself becoming extremely frustrated with his lack of acceptance once he and Ma leave “Room”. I found I had to keep reminding myself that Jack is only 5 years old, he doesn’t know any different but at the same time I couldn’t stop myself wanting to shake him to make him realise that “Room” was a bad place.

I have a full review of Room HERE if you guys would like to check it out.

Will in the Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

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William Herondale. Surely this boy is on everyone’s list. I found myself wanting to scream at him for not telling the people around him why he pushed everyone he loved away.  His relationship with Tessa throughout the Trilogy was painful, extremely frustrating and all self inflicted by Will.

Tris in Insurgent & Allegiant by Veronica Roth 

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Tris oh Tris, This girl had me banging my head against the wall throughout the final two books in this series, she frustrated me for so many reasons but I am going to try and keep it to only a few but I must warn you I may start to ramble.


Will – Ok I get it, you are upset and emotionally drained from what happened with Will but come on, you would honestly rather die than pick up a gun and protect yourself or the people around you.

The whole I will die for the greater good crap – Really? I cannot be the only person who wanted to punch her every time she decided she was off to die to save “everyone”. Yes that’s a fantastic idea Tris you go to Eriudite to die and leave poor Four to be alone because that’s not selfish.


Do I even need to explain why I got frustrated with her in Allegiant. Save Caleb really Tris? Really? After everything he has done you choose to save Caleb over “staying” with the one person (Four) who truly loves you. ARRRRGGGGGG.

Liam & Ruby in In the Afterlight  by Alexandra Bracken

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I spent this whole book screaming “JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER!!”.

I love Liam & Ruby as a couple but in this final book I wanted to bang their heads together, if they had just talked to each other at the start of the book none of this frustrating crap would be happening.

Juliet in Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi


Taking the Number One spot has to be Juliet in Unravel Me, I actually decided to rename this book “Pity me” because that is all she did throughout the majority of this book was pity herself.  This made her a very unlikable character during the first ¾ of this book.

I got very frustrated with every word that came out of her mouth and I found myself wanting to slap her and tell her to grow up.

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