- Katniss Everdeen: The Hunger Games. Now, I know what you may be thinking. What??? How can Nora be frustrated with Katniss Everdeen?? The Hunger Games is one of her favorite books (If you didn't know that, you do now :))! Well, Katniss annoys me because of her behavior. She doesn't really think things over; she just does them without thinking them through. Here's a perfect example. In Mockingjay, at the end of the book (don't worry, I won't put names), Katniss is all "Oh, well. Boy 1 is in another district, so I guess I can't be with him. Hey! Boy 2! I guess you're the one!" I mean, come on! Katniss doesn't think about it for a second. Wow, I didn't expect to rant for this long. Sorry about that!
- Julian Fineman: Pandemonium. *sigh* I don't know if I'm more frustrated at Julian or at Lena. I put Julian here because Lena didn't frustrate me in Delirium or Requiem. When she wasn't with Julian. I'm not sure why I hate Julian so much...I guess it's because my obsession over Alex overpowered me. Perhaps if Julian had come first, I wouldn't hate him so much...probably not, though. It's the fact that he's so weak. Honestly, Julian used to be a leader. I get that Lena basically told him that everything he was taught growing up was a lie, but he's still so weak. What do you think?
The Darkling: Shadow and Bone. The Darkling. Why does he frustrate me, so? Probably because, at first, I pictured him to look like my fifth grade Social Studies and English teacher. Then weird stuff happened. Is he evil? Is he good? I never pictured my fifth grade teacher doing the stuff that The Darkling was doing (and I probably pictured him too old, as well). So, I basically find The Darkling frustrating because of my imagination. I hate my imagination.
- Cassia: Matched. Xander or Ky? Ky or...I forget his name...? Throughout Matched, Cassia had to make an impossible decision about whether she wanted to be with Ky or Xander. Throughout most of Crossed and Reached, however, I feel like she forgot about Xander. Don't get me wrong, she did mention his name and see him a couple of times, but she never felt sad when she wasn't around him. She was constantly thinking about Ky, though. I'm not complaining, because I love Ky, but come on! Show Xander some appreciation, too! Now that I'm thinking about it, I've been seeing a lot of this in main YA characters these days (Ehem! Katniss!).
- Ralph (and Piggy): Lord of the Flies. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph's first friend on the island was a chubby boy. That chubby boy told Ralph that people called him Piggy when Ralph asked his name. Here's my first problem (with Piggy). Why would he tell Ralph that first? I get that he thought he could trust Ralph and that he didn't care what he was called, but wouldn't a normal person tell someone their real name first? This leads me to my second problem. When Ralph told the rest of the boys Piggy's name was...well, Piggy (which is a problem in itself), the rest of the boys picked on Piggy. Why didn't Ralph stand up to them? He had a chance to when they took Piggy's glasses and when they were teasing him the countless other times, too! Well, it kind of felt good to vent my emotions about frustrating characters. Now go to Kristen. I'm sure she's a little calmer than me. Actually, probably not. :P
5. Jude: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Yes, he may seem sweet and totally hot at first, but his intentions are terrible, if that makes any sense. If you don’t want to have this book spoiled for you then I say don’t read this: Mara and her friends (Jude included) go to an abandoned asylum one night and Mara and Jude run off on their own. Something happens, which would be weird to say now. She is trapped by Jude where he tries to rape her (with little success). You see, she didn’t want that to happen and he just didn’t listen and it’s so annoying to me. This kid doesn’t know when to stop, I mean seriously, why don’t you just leave the girl alone! She doesn’t want that!
So, in conclusion, this is what we say to all these characters: