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Friday Favorites: Favorite Characters that Other People Hate!

This week’s answer is gonna be hella short because my Friday at work has been a helluva Friday and I’m not gonna be making it home until much later tonight due to some family stuff (all is fine, just have people visiting). I’ve been so exhausted over the last few days and I think I finally had it today when I basically started crying (literally) over I thought I had lost a design file I’d been working on all day when my application crashed? It was a little embarrassing ๐Ÿ˜…So I’m sorry in advance for the mediocre-ness of my post today!

It’s time for another Friday Favorites hosted by Kibby @ Something of the Book! This weekly meme is where you get to share a list of all your favourites based on the list of prompts on Kibby’s page. Sounds fun, right? This week’s prompt is: favorite characters that other people hate! Wow, I’m blanking really hard on this one. I cannot for the life of me recall one character that I love and other people hate because most of the time I’m in agreement with the people who hate these same characters? And I’m over here hating on the characters that other people love so… ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธI’m going to really try to pick my brain here but I’ll probably only end up with one or two characters. Bear with me! LOL

The first two characters that come to mind after some digging in my brain are Marianne and Connell from Normal People by Sally Rooney. This book isn’t for everyone and I totally get why. Marianne and Connell are so bad at communicating that it sometimes made me want to throw my book at the wall out of frustration with how much they seriously sucked at it. That said, oh man, I totally loved both of their characters and felt so much for them in this story. What they thought, felt and experienced was so relatable to me and made me love their characters all the more. They’re completely imperfect and sometimes there are just no happy endings, but that’s life.

Another character that comes to mind is Penny Lee from Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi. I’ve heard many people say how they found her character annoying and immature, and it lost the book points because they couldn’t get into it because of her. Honestly? I agreed at the start but Penny very quickly grew on me because there was so much more behind her attitude and her actions that really made me feel for her. She’s a complex character, especially because of her upbringing and particularly her mother, and she suffers from a lot of insecurities and anxiety which I can absolutely relate to. I loved Penny by the end of the book!

What character do you love that others hate?
Please come tell me in the comments below and let’s chat!

9 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Favorite Characters that Other People Hate!

    1. I really struggled to answer this one because my brain was just pooped out on Friday and I couldn’t muster a thought further than what came directly to my mind when I saw this prompt ๐Ÿ˜‚I tend to also hate most of the characters people hate, but then I also tend to hate a lot of characters people loved too haha

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  1. I need to read Normal People already! I remember being really surprised when a lot of people said Jane Austen’s Emma was an annoying character because she was so immature and spoiled and I’m like lol wasn’t that the point??? because she goes on a journey of character growth!!!

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    1. Yeah I’ve heard a lot of people comment about Emma and also Holden Caulfield, and I mean, yeah I can see where they’re coming from but like you said isn’t that the point of the characters? Damn, I really could’ve added those two to my list. Haha I clearly wasn’t thinking on Friday! ๐Ÿคฃ

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