What an interesting topic this week – it really got me thinking! I fall in love with lots of characters and most of them stay my favourites. However, there are a few which I love for a while but that love just peters away. These are those characters:
Hazel and Augustus from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Okay, so I should probably duck from all the things that are being thrown at me right now. I’ll clear this choice up right away: I REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK. Okay, I really do. I read it when it first came out, in a kind of John Green haze, and it won my heart immediately. I’ve reread it a few times and it still gets me. However, I realised a while back that these two don’t even feature on my top bookish couples anymore. The issue here is that even though I realy love these two, I love other couples more. (So please don’t kill me).
Alice from The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
In my Twilight phase I would have sworn that Alice was possible my favourite literary character. I was in that deep. It’s been years now, however, since I read the series and I don’t even think about them much anymore. The hype has gone and to be completely honest, I cringe a little to think about the past.
Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
This was a slow burn for vague dislike. The more I reread, the more I just find Daisy frustrating and I can’t get away from that now. I will always believe that The Great Gatsby is a brilliant book and I always enjoy going back to it, but Daisy isn’t a character I particularly enjoy anymore.
Mrs Dalloway from Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Another of those ones where I really liked it and then one day, I woke up and I just didn’t care as much. As I read more books – and a bigger variety of books – my tastes broaden. And that’s a good thing. But it does mean that some characters get left behind and this is one of them.
So there weren’t as many as I thought, haha! And this is a very controversial list actually. But I’ve got to be honest! The majority of characters I grow to love, I still love today which is nice. What about you guys – any characters you just aren’t feeling anymore?