Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Top Ten Characters We’d Never Want To Trade Places With
Let them live their own miserable life.
1. Lakshmi from Sold by Patricia McCormick
I can’t imagine the betrayal and sadness that Lakshmi felt after she was sold into slavery. Her situation makes me feel very emotional because it is the sad reality for too many children in our world.
2. Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
As much as I am a strong person, I would just sit down and cry. I would make a terrible tribute.
3. Gray from Endgame by Nancy Garden
When I read this book, I couldn’t help but feel beaten down right along with Gray. He is relentlessly bullied, and I wouldn’t ever want to experience the pain he felt.
4. Felix from Once by Morris Gleitzman
I could think of a lot of characters living through genocide that I wouldn’t want to trade places with. My heart races when I read the books in this series because I am so terrified for Felix.
5. Charlie from Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
This is actually the first book that came to my mind. I remember reading this book in eighth grade and feeling very frustrated right along with Charlie as he struggled to understand the world. To be honest, I should probably reread it before I include it on my TTT lists because I haven’t read it in about 17 years and I might be remembering it incorrectly.
At first I wanted to pick all characters who had an untimely death, but decided that was an easy way out. Here are my choices because, well, it would suck/be sad/be miserable to be them.
1. Hazel from The Fault in our Stars by John Green
I couldn’t imagine going through everything she’s gone through, survived, and then had to deal with Gus.
2. Rory from girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
I cannot imagine being born into Rory’s home life. Deep poverty, in general, scares me because I know how hard it is to get out of it and Rory is stuck. That terrifies me.
3. Cathy from Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Um…. A dead dad, a horrible mother, an evil grandmother, a sibling’s death, and incest…. No thank you!
4. Laine from Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles
Laine has much to deal with. I cannot imagine the years of emotional abuse she lived through and she has not even started recovering yet.
5. Brian Stutts from This Is Not A Drill by Beck McDowell
PTSD + losing his son + a very bad decision = losing his son for a very long time. I think that what Brian is dealing with may be one of the hardest things. He made a horrible choice and now has to deal with that as well. I would not want to be him.
Who would you never trade places with?