I love this week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday! I decided to list out 10 female characters (from books) who are just plain unforgettable in their special ways. This is one great thing about reading – we, as the readers, are given the opportunity to get to know these characters and we root for them if they are likeable. We learn a thing or two from them if they are scary. It keeps things interesting.
Here are my top 10:
1. Emma Morley in One Day by David Nicholls
To wait for 20 years for a guy to realise that she’s the one for him?? We gotta give it to Emma for being patient for that long. And hats off to her for still being by his side despite his selfish ways.
2. Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane has been depicted as a feminist role model due to her struggles in a society where man had the upper hand and better opportunities. I think she is unforgettable because of her resilience and determination to want to improve her situation in life. All this even though she was an orphan, unloved by her relatives and sent away to a school for the poor and orphaned.
3. Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Definitely, definitely unforgettable! Yes, The Hunger Games may be the hype at the moment but we cannot deny about the unforgettable factor of Katniss Everdeen who volunteered to participate in the deadly Hunger Games in place of her younger sister. We can’t get enough of the Girl on Fire!
4. Carrie White in Carrie by Stephen King
Who can ever forget the image of the girl in the prom dress covered in pig’s blood? Then she goes on a killing spree?? This shows that one should not mess with those who seem out of the ordinary.
5. Becky Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
There might be a tinge of shopaholic in us but try not to go overboard like Becky. Her silliness and blundering decisions certainly make the Shopaholic books a fun read.
6. Bella Swan in Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Do we love or hate Bella? I actually think that she’s quite a boring character and usually the damsel in distress. But she’s different from others and she’s dating the hot vampire.
7. Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
She’s smart, she’s sharp and she is the woman behind Harry Potter (even though they are just best friends). You know the saying, “Behind every great man is a great woman.” Put her in any dangerous situation and she will have the right spell to save herself and her friends out of it.
8. Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
We love to hate Miranda Priestly, the character that was so well-played by Meryl Streep in the film adaptation. She’s the boss that you wouldn’t want to have but is so ironically a really important person to work for. After all, she’s the one offering the job that a million girls would kill for.
9. Liesel Meminger in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Liesel steals books to read and her story is the most unforgettable ever.
10. Emma Woodhouse in Emma by Jane Austen
Emma is rich, proud and has no qualms taking the role as matchmaker for people in her community. Well, thank goodness they ended up with their right matches.