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Hello friends. Tahleen here. This week it is my turn (after a long TTT absence) to let you know what my very favorite minor characters in literature. We all know that, though the hero or heroine of each novel might be the main focus and the character we spend the most time with, the minor characters can really be the ones that get to us. Here are my (very heavily YA—sorry!) top ten.
Note: There might be spoilers for some of the books I mentioned. Be warned.
1. Al from Divergent by Veronica Roth. I loved Al from when we first met him, when he was sobbing in his bed. I was really hoping he would make it through to the final 10, and I'm not ashamed to admit I shed a few tears here and there when it came to him.
2. Janco from Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I love this guy. He's like the big brother I always wanted, plus he can really kick some ass.
3. The Weasley family from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Do I really need to explain this one? I love the Weasleys and would REALLY love to be one of them. I'd even settle for being a distant cousin who only got to hang out with them on random holidays.
4. Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The ultimate "don't judge a book by its cover." Or judge a person by the stories you hear about them. Boo is awesome and a hero.
5. Raj from When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer. Hilarious and completely lovable, plus he's a super friend. He also reminds me of a friend of mine from college, which makes him even more dear to me! Definitely the most fun character in the book.
6. The Mrs. Ws from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. I will always get goosebumps every time I read the line, "There is such a thing as a tesseract."
7. Mr. Todd from Judy Moody by Megan McDonald. He's an awesome teacher, plus (and I know this is kind of cheating) but Jaleel White is going to play his part in the movie. Yes, THAT Jaleel White.
8. Radar from Paper Towns by John Green. I think I love every single thing about Radar. I want him to be my friend. And to see his parents' world's largest collection of black Santas.
9. Leah from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Okay, yes, I put a Twilight character on here. Sue me. But Leah is badass. She's the only female werewolf in the pack and has to deal with seeing her ex-boyfriend like every day, and be an underling to him. AND still be awesome. That girl has some attitude. I was seriously mad when Meyer kind of forgot about her toward the end. She doesn't get as much credit as she deserves.
10. Lester from Savvy by Ingrid Law. Really I love all the characters in this one; I think this book is a treasure. But Lester stands out because he drives a pink bus that sells pink Bibles. And lets four kids ride along with him to help them out.
Those are my top ten, though I'm sure I could think of many more if I had to. What are yours? Link up below!
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