Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.
So, we had an option for today’s TTT – Top Ten Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In OR Top Ten Characters I’d NEVER Want To Trade Places With. I actually had to really think about which one I wanted to do, but I decided to go with the second option. It just seemed more fun.
In no particular order . . .
1. Harry Potter from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Harry is an amazing character, and I love him. But I do not, even in the slightest, want to be in his place. I don’t want to be in his position living in the cupboard under the stairs, I don’t want to be in his position when he realizes that he’s famous in the wizarding world, and I certainly do not want to be in his position at the end.
2. Cassel Sharp from White Cat by Holly Black
Cassel thinks he’s murdered his best friend. I would not want that weight on my shoulders. Or his family.
3. Clay from Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Oh my gosh, seriously, no.
4. Cinder from Cinder & Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Again, it’s another character who has all this pressure pressing down on her. I just couldn’t handle that.
5. Lyra Belaqua from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
I love Lyra. She’s one of my favorite characters ever, but I do want to be her. At all.
6. Queenie from Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Do I even need to explain this one?
7. Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Okay, so I actually I haven’t finished this book yet, but I do NOT want to be Elisa. Not because she’s overweight, but because she has so much on her shoulders. Similar, in a way, to Harry Potter.
8. Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson & the Olympian series and The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Okay, so having Percy Jackson as a friend might make it worth it. But all those monsters always trying to kill Annabeth, and all the gods fooling around in their lives . . . well, that kind of sucks.
9. Jasper Dent from I Hunt Killers & Game by Barry Lyga
His dad’s a serial killer, and Jasper is terrified that he’ll end up like his father. I love these books, but no way do I want to have to deal with that.
10. Elvie from Mothership by Isla Neal & Martin Leicht.
Do I want to swap places with a teenaged pregnant girl who’s boyfriend ditched her, then, while she’s on a spaceship orbiting Earth for other pregnant teens the ship is invaded by aliens? Ummm . . . no, thanks.