Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My top 5 underrated book characters



 From Elizabeth Bennett to Lord Percy Blake, there are many well- known and well-loved literary characters. I feel, however, that there are some fantastic characters out there that not many people talk about.
 So here , in no particular order, are my Top 5 Underrated book characters.

Meriadoc ( Merry) Brandybuck from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Merry Brandybuck, #LOTR, i love this. He says this in Fellowship of the Ring (the book not the movie) I believe.

I know what some of you might be thinking : How can a character from LoTR be an underrated character?
I've meet people who are huge fans of Frodo, Sam, and Pippin. I don't think I know anyone who's favorite hobbit is Merry ( except for me, of cource). Merry is brave, strong, and yet he knows how to have a good time despite the growing darkness surrounding him and his friends.

Jane Fairfax from Emma by Jane Austen.

I think Jane Fairfax can be misunderstood.   I however sympathize with her. Jane's Aunt and Grandmother are her only living relatives, so Jane has few options for her life.Thankfully Jane  has a happy ending with Frank Churchhill.
I always wished someone wrote a book about Jane's life and I recently found out there is ( the cover of the book is below).

Jane Fairfax: The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma by Joan Aiken http://www.amazon.com/dp/031215707X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_MbiJvb04059M0

 Sir Eanrin from Tales of GoldstoneWoods series by Anne Elisabeth Stengl.

Ha ha! I love Sir Eanrin! http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Daughter-Tales-Goldstone-Wood-ebook/dp/B00MRLXCFA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415672508&sr=1-1&keywords=golden+daughter

Eanrin is one of my top favorite fictional characters of all time. Earnin is extremely witty and charming, yet frankly honest.

Gale Hawthorne from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

The Hunger Games Movie Series: Hunger Games Trilogy Quotes in Pictures

I honestly don't know why Gale gets so much hate from Peeta fans.
I don't think Gale and Katniss should have ended up a couple, but I like Gale as a character. From what I have seen ( I've only read the first half of the first Hunger Games book, but I've seen the movies)  Gale is a reliable, strong, and caring guy.

Elnora Comstock from A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter.

gene stratton-porter photography - - Yahoo Image Search Results

I believe Elnora should be admired as much as Anne Shirley, Elizabeth Bennett, and Jo March are.
Elnora is hopeful, hardworking, and caring despite a hard upbringing.

What about you?
 Who are some of your favorite underrated characters?





  1. There are lots of amazing and underrated book characters! Though, sitting here now, I cannot immediately think of any. Fun idea, Ella! :)

    1. Thanks for commenting Rissi.
      That's the cool thing about the book world. There are so many places and characters out there.