Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, where the writers, like me, are particularly fond of lists.
This week’s topic is…top 10 most memorable secondary characters. For the purposes of this top 10, I’m going to take secondary to mean anyone who wasn’t the protagonist, regardless of how big their role was.
1. Ron Weasley – the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Ron was everything a best friend and sidekick should be, and I loved every glimpse we got of him and his life.
2. Hermione Granger – the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
As above, Hermione was a great secondary character. Without both her and Ron, the Harry Potter books, and Harry himself, would not have been as brilliant as they were.
3. James – All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
A really intriguing secondary character, I wanted to know a lot more about James.
4. Mr Peterson – The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
I’m not actually finished with this book yet, but I love Mr Peterson for his wit and his acceptance of Alex.
5. Isabel – The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater
I loved Isabel so much, and really, really wanted to see more about her life. I thought her story was as powerful as the protagonist’s, a sign of a really good secondary character.
6. Gus – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Oh Gus. What is there to say? A wonderful secondary character who we fall in love with as Hazel does.
7. Lula – The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
I recently reviewed Notorious Nineteen and said the series wasn’t as good as it was when it first started. Lula, however, is still as hilarious as she was in the first book, maybe even more so. She’s everything a sidekick shouldn’t be, but it works.
8. Jasper Cullen – The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
Edward and Bella – *yawn*. Jasper, on the other hand, was a fascinating character and I wish we’d spent more time with him.
9. Gilbert Blythe – Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
I loved Gilbert, and his and Anne’s relationship was easily the most fascinating of the book for me when I was younger.
10. Justin – Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black
Justin is a character we don’t know a whole lot about, but what I saw of him I really liked. I assume he will play a bigger part in the sequel.
Who are your favourite secondary characters?