It is that time of the week again for Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here.
The instructions for this week were as follows: May 25th: Characters You Defend -These are characters you love, but no one else seems to so you are always defending them!
St. Claire Etienne from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I know he seemed to string along Anna for quite some time and also got involved with her before really ending things with his girlfriend. However, I think that St. Clair was going through a lot at the time and he did breakup with his girlfriend before making things official with Anna. Come on, Etienne wasn’t that bad, was he?
Will from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Will has been described as the worst boyfriend ever. I have also read comments about how he tried to get Louisa to live her life to the fullest while on the other hand, he gave up on his. His decision at the end has been criticized. Well, he was unhappy, didn’t want to live the rest of his life like that and depending on how you choose to look at it, I think his decision was brave.
Rachel Watson in The Girl in the Train by Paula Hawkins
Why do people dislike Rachel so much? I know that she wasn’t a strong protagonist and readers felt that her character was quite weak. I never had any issues with from the start. She was clearly troubled and just trying her best to do something right.
Silas from Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
I know that he was the villain in the book but sometimes I sympathized with him. I think that he honestly thought that he was doing the right thing.
Marta from Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers
She was really tough on Hildemara . However, I think Marta was just trying to do the best that she could as a mom. Hildemara was not as strong this worried her mother. Really, I think that Hildemara did her best when it came to her family.
So, which characters do you always find yourself defending? Have you read the books on my list? What did you think about the characters? Don’t be shy, leave your T5W links.