Top Ten Tuesday (2)- Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week, a new topic is chosen and people are allowed to make their own lists.

This week the topic is the top ten most memorable secondary characters. I had lots of fun, but also found it really hard, choosing the characters to feature on today’s list.

1) Iko from Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Iko was the first character that popped into my head when I was thinking of this list. I love Marissa Meyer’s books and Iko is a very strong secondary character, one who is instantly memorable.

2) Isaac from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I really loved the scenes with Isaac in them because he’s just so funny and cheery, even when he was going through some really tough stuff.

3) Kenji from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Kenji is so funny and never fails to put a smile on my face. I love this guy!

4) Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

I seem to have a thing for funny characters, and Tiny Cooper is no exception! He made me laugh throughout and is such a great character.

5) Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Luna is such a unique character and, in my opinion, very inspirational. She’s eccentric and quirky and not to afraid to be herself.

6) Lulu from Airhead by Meg Cabot

I LOVE this series and Lulu is hilarious!

7) Toby from Geek Girl by Holly Smale

I love this little stalker guy! *strangle hugs*

8) Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Finnick is so much better than the main characters, in my opinion. I want a spin-off all about him!

9) Park’s mum from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Park’s mum is so likable and she really stood out as a character for me.

Have you read any of the books? What did you think? Link me back to your own posts! 

Lucy Powrie

Lucy Powrie is a blogger, YouTuber and author from the UK. When she's not reading, she enjoys cuddling guinea pigs and eating Oreo chocolate, but let's be real: she's mostly always reading.


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    27 August, 2013

    I have Isaac and Luna on my list too!!! And Tiny Cooper is surely a memorable character, I totally agree w. that 🙂

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    Chrissi Reads

    27 August, 2013

    I can’t believe I forgot Iko. I LOVE that character. I do have Luna Lovegood on my list too and Kenji.

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    27 August, 2013

    I love Kenji!!! *sigh* why can’t book characters be real???!!!
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    Sunny A

    27 August, 2013

    Great choices, so many of them would be on my list too. I loved Issac as well as Tiny, John Green makes the best secondary characters. I love little stalker Toby he’s just the best. Finnick is just amazing and I love Kenji. Jeez I really gotta read my copy of Unravel Me soon.
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    27 August, 2013

    Oh, I totally forgot about Iko! I loved everything about that story and Iko was great! I have Isaac on my list, too. Tiny Cooper was awesome, I had a feeling like he was the main character instead of two Will Graysons. He stole all the glory 🙂
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    Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)

    27 August, 2013

    OMG Issac and Kenji are the best! I would never forget those two. Luna Lovegood was pretty epic too, but she creeped me out in the first few books.

    Awesome post, hon! <33
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    Eileen @ Singing and Reading in the Rain

    27 August, 2013

    KENJI! You chose really awesome picks, but I definitely agree with Kenji because his wit is so amazing and he also is really good at giving people really blunt pep talks. And Luna! I love Luna she’s such a great role model for people who should be themselves and not care about the people around them.

    Fantastic list, Lucy! <33
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    27 August, 2013

    Love your Top 10!
    I definetley agree with what you said about Finnick, a spin-off would be so cool! I just finished Catching Fire, and I can’t wait to read more about him in, Mockingjay 😀 Did you see whose playing him in the movie?! Daaaang 😉
    I love Issac in TFiOS, he was great.
    Love this post, can’t wait to
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    Emily @ Falling for YA

    27 August, 2013

    Yay! Isaac also made my list =D I really want to read Cinder now, I have both Cinder and Scarlet sitting on my shelf but haven’t gotten to them yet- I am going to move them up on my TBR list now!

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    Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction

    27 August, 2013

    Yes to Iko! <3 great pick. And Luna is a great choice for HP. There are so many great secondary characters in that series but Luna really does stand out. Ginny and Tonks are probably my top two <3 Isaac's humour was brilliant in TFioS – when I re-read that book earlier this year I was surprised by how funny it was! I guess people really focus on the sad bits. Great list Lucy 😀
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    Ciska @ Ciska's Book Chest

    27 August, 2013

    Oww Finnick was really great too.
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    Katie @ Book Savvy

    27 August, 2013

    When I saw that you included Lulu from Airheads on your list, I was surprised. I enjoyed reading the Airheads novel, but I did not particularly remember anything specific about Lulu. She did not stand out to me. However, I completely agree with including Luna Lovegood on your list. She was not afraid to be herself.
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    27 August, 2013

    I agree with every single one of those! Apart from number nine as I haven’t read Eleanor and Park yet 🙂
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    Ka'u Hawanawana

    27 August, 2013

    I should have thought of Luna Lovegood! She is the best!
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    Rebekah@The Reflections of a Bookworm

    27 August, 2013

    ISAAC! IKO! PARK’S MAM! You chose all of the great ones, Lucy 😀 TFioS is edging ever closer and we’ll get to see Isaac in the flesh 🙂
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    28 August, 2013

    ISAAC, That is all

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    Kendra Leighton

    28 August, 2013

    Iko’s the first one I’d think of too! And I’m so with you on Park’s mum.
    If I were to list mine, I’d add Manchee from The Knife of Never Letting Go.
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    Jess Hearts Books

    28 August, 2013

    I agree with so many of these! Especially Isaac, Luna, Toby and Finnick! I love that you included some popular choices but also some more obscure ones as well 🙂
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    Alexia @ Adventures in Reading

    28 August, 2013

    My list will be up on Friday but I have Luna, Kenji and Finnick on my list as well.
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