11 May 2012

TGIF - Supporting Characters Rock!



It's FRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY! One week closer to my holidays, hurrah!

TGIF is hosted by GReads and poses a fun, book-related question each week:


This week: Supporting Characters: We tend to gush over those main characters the most, but what about those supporting roles? Who are some of your favorites?

I love supporting characters, sometimes even more than the main characters themselves! They are the backbone of a story in some ways, in being the friend, adversary or family of a main character, and give great insight into what makes the MC tick.

Some of my recent favourite supporting characters:

- Marcus (Kira's boyfriend) in Partials by Dan Wells - I loved their relationship (unusual in that it was an already established relationship when the book started) and his love and respect for Kira was obvious and showed now bounds. I also loved their dialogue - not soppy, but NORMAL!

- Georgia (Kate's sister) in Die for Me and Until I Die by Amy Plum - the quintessential 'Parisian girl', Georgia's no-nonsense attitude whilst acting exactly like most other teenage girls despite her family tragedy, made her both likable and real.

- Becca Normandy in New Girl by Paige Harbison - although you could argue that she was one of the main characters, she's the girl that you either hate or feel incredible sympathy for - I seesawed between the two for the whole book!

What are your favourite supporting characters? What makes them really stand out for you?

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