I decided to do something a little different: blog about book characters but NOT the main ones!
Here’s my list of favorites:
Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments series | A party-boy warlock with sass and wit, and willing to take fashion risks? Love Magnus.
Molly Grue from The Last Unicorn | Even though Molly seems a little volatile at first (“Damn you! Where have you been?”), she ends up being the solid one of the group. I admire her humble servanthood and her level-headedness.
Raffy & Chaz from Jellicoe Road | I had to group these two together. They are some of the best supporting characters in all of YA … and they bring a whole new element of tension into the story. I LOVE HORMONES!
Eustace Clarence Scrubb from the Chronicles of Narnia series | Arguably not a supporting character, but I’m reading Voyage right now, and he’s kind of a supporting character in this one. An absolutely fantastic character transformation. Love his un-dragoning.
Thomas Mackee & Jimmy Hailer from Saving Francesca | Melina Marchetta completely nails her depictions of teenage boys in this book. We have Will Trombal to swoon over but also Jimmy and Thomas to fall in love with in a totally different way.
Ben Cassidy from Jellicoe Road | At only 5’4″ he sure has some guts. Not to mention he is freakin’ hilarious. I love that he is willing to go head-to-head with Jonah Griggs, even though Griggs is a tank. (In case you never realized it, Ben, Anson Choi, and the Mullet Brothers from Jellicoe Road reappear in The Piper’s Son, which features Tom Mackee.)
Diana Barry from Anne of Green Gables | Could you find a truer bosom friend in all of literature?
Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter | Neville probably has the greatest transformation of any character in the whole series … in those early books, you would never guess what a heroic heart lay waiting to wake in that chest.
Max Vandenburg from The Book Thief | A Jewish fistfighter who paints over the pages of Mein Kampf and then writes stories on them is my idea of a brilliant character.