Best Character Developements
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Hey guys! I’m back, with a Top 5 Wednesday! This week’s post topic is going to be our Top 5 best character developments! I’m excited for this topic! I love me some good character development so I do have a good list for you today! So let’s not waste any time and jump straight in!
1. Charlie from Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
I loved Charlie from the moment I met him in the first chapter of the book. He started off at the beginning of the book as being unsure of himself, he was quite shy, especially when it came to the girl that he was in love with, and he also thought of himself as not being much of a man. He admired Jasper Jones, who was basically a role model for Charlie and as he went on this journey with Jasper to find out the truth of the mystery going on in the book, he goes through extreme development in terms of his confidence and in discovering what the real world is really like. He discovers and experiences so much that he learns what life and what people are really like in the world.
2. Zoey from the House of Night Series by P.C Cast
This was a long, long series. But a positive to the length of the series is that we experience some lovely character development. Especially within Zoey. She starts off as being insecure about herself and only wishing that she could just blend in and fit in. But soon she comes to realize that there’s no way she can blend in because she’s been chosen and she’s different. She goes through the whole book experiencing a range of problems from boy problems to trying to save the world problems to trying to deal with the responsibility of saving the world. We see her grow as she struggles to keep up with the expectations everyone has for her and by the end, she’s so strong.
3. Eragon from the Inheritance Cycle Series by Christopher Paolini
This is one of my favourite series. And within this series, the character development of Eragon was amazing. I found that I could really see him develop and change throughout each book in the series. He starts off, of course, being pretty clueless and unsure of what he is doing. Then he’s thrown into this whirlpool of responsibility. He has to learn how to become a dragon rider and he struggles to do so as so many obstacles get in his way. He learns how to toughen up and by the end of the series, he’s come such a long way from where he began, and I loved his development. It was so good.
4. The Argo II Crew from the Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan
I can’t pick one character from this series, I’m sorry I can’t. They all experienced some awesome character development, in particular, Jason, Piper, Leo, Hazel, Frank, Nico. I think Percy and Annabeth didn’t get that much development as they must of had enough development throughout the Percy Jackson series. But this book series devoted chapters in each person’s point of view. This way, I got to see all of the characters come to terms with themselves and the responsibility that lay on their shoulders. I also saw them develop together as a crew, just as much as individuals. They all went through something different and personal of their own and it made the characters seem so real and amazing. I could really relate to some of the things that they all struggled with, and it made me so satisfied by the end, seeing how different they were from when they first set out on their huge journey.
5. Cassia from the Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
I believe Cassia went through some major character development. She grew up believing everything the society thought, all their values and beliefs, she trusted in them and believed that they were right. But then something happens that makes her start to shift her focus and change her attitude about society. She starts to question if the society are being fair. If their ideals are really valid and right. She struggles between her love for a boy and her love for her family which tears her in half, struggling to decide what she wants to believe in. Then she defies what she grew up believing and she goes through this entire development. I really loved that. I can relate to that in some ways. Sometimes we can question our society and the things they say or do. Sometimes we think it’s crazy that our society does what they do. We just want to be free to do what we want. We want to make our own choices and live our own lives the way we want to. We don’t care about being healthy or living as long as possible. We just want to live the way we choose. I really could grasp that through Cassia’s development.