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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish blog. This week's Top Ten Tuesday is looking at our favorite characters in any genre.
Because I am a huge fan of YA novels, I chose the genre YA dystopian. Here are my top ten favorite characters in YA dystopian books.
1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
Not only is Katniss resourceful and quick on her feet, she also is ultimately willing to sacrifice herself for the ones that she loves, and I think that is what makes her an admirable character.
2. Day from Legend
Day manages to forgive June for everything she has done to him-killing and taking members of his family hostage and blaming him for Metias' death. Imagine how hard it must have been to forgive someone for something like that.
3. Tris Prior from Divergent
The reason I love Tris is because she is such a strong character. Everything that she went through should have been enough to shatter anyone, but Tris remained strong for the ones that she loved and that's what I admire about her.
4. Wanda from The Host
Despite belonging with a species that takes over Earth and invades the bodies of humans, Wanda is different.
She teaches the remaining humans the value of love and trust. And despite being treated like an outsider and being hurt by the humans time and again, she never once lashes back out at them, and they learn to love her. Wanda essentially drives out their hate with her pure love and kindness.
5. Newt from The Maze Runner
I was introduced to Newt in The Maze Runner, and his character was further developed in the next few books. I can't say exactly what happens without spoiling the whole series, but I admire Newt because of his brave character. To protect the ones that he cared for, his friends, he did something that must have been incredibly hard.
6. Miranda from Life As We Knew It
You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have to survive. When a meteor knocks the moon closer to Earth, causing catastrophic disaster, Miranda struggles to hold on to hope in a bleak and now unfamiliar world. Miranda goes through desperate measures to do everything she can to help her family, brave things that no ordinary teenage girl would have the guts to do. Kudos to Miranda for being brave and holding on to those last rays of hope.
7. Elder from Across the Universe
When Elder learns how truly messed up Godspeed is becoming, he realizes what he needs to do to save his people from becoming like monsters. He takes a bold step in order to do what is necessary to save his people and right what is wrong.
8. Lina Mayfleet from The City of Ember
I hesitate to add Lina to my list, because I'm not completely sure if this book is considered YA. However, I think Lina should be commended on this list because she is one of the bravest characters that I have seen.
She knew that her city was dying, that time was running out, and she took action and did something about it. She saved her city.
9. Jonas from The Giver
Like Lina and Elder, Jonas senses that the society he is living in is wrong, and he decides to do something about it, even though he knew the risks and punishments if he got caught.
10. Wisty from Witch and Wizard
Asides from being an extraordinary witch who can catch on fire at will, Wisty is brave and hilarious.
Seriously, Wisty is funny. And I like that.