Top Ten Tuesday: Characters you hated but grew to love

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is Top 10 Unlikable Characters You Grow To Love. I don’t think I’ve grown to LOVE any of them, but I would say there are some I’ve grown to understand, like, or maybe hate less. Click on the cover to find each book on Amazon. So here they are:

  1. Severus Snape. (Harry Potter) Snape detests Harry, but there is more to the story.

2. Draco Malfoy. (Harry Potter) Malfoy was a jerk but most of that was the fault of his parents. He never truly turned evil when he had the opportunity.

3. Rosalie (Twilight) Rosalie wasn’t very nice to Bella most of the time, but it really was because she never wanted to be a vampire and was bitter about losing her chance to become a Mom.

4. Edmund Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia). Edmund starts off with a bad attitude and an act of betrayal, but he eventually turns it around, with the help of Aslan.

5. Eustace (The Chronicles of Narnia): Eustace has to turn into a dragon to finally figure things out, but he eventually gets it.

6. Orin Marino: (Framed) by Gail Meath. In Framed, Marino is a criminal and suspected murderer, but he still found his way into my heart. I’m hoping to see him in future books. Click on the cover and check out Framed to see if you agree with me about Orin.

7. Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice): From standoffish and insulting to hopelessly in love. What’s not to like?

8. The Grinch: We all know the story. He was a mean one, Mr. Grinch. Until he wasn’t.

9. Haymitch Abernathy (The Hunger Games). He’s rude and drunk all the time when he’s supposed to be helping the Tributes. But he has a reason.

10. Ebenezer Scrooge. (A Christmas Carol) A horrible man in the beginning, but he saw his future and decided to make a change. I can respect that.

How about you? What characters did you dislike at first, but slowly learn to like or love?

30 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters you hated but grew to love”

  1. Great list! Scrooge and the Grinch are my favorite kind of “villain.” They aren’t very nice and do things they shouldn’t, but underneath it all, they’re good people who are just waiting for the chance to change and show their true, good selves.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!



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