[Top Ten Tuesday] – #55 – Top Ten Characters I’d Like To Check Up On

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.


This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Characters
I’d Like To Check Up On

Initial Thoughts:

I forgot today was Tuesday as I’ve been jamming to the feels of Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) as seen at the end of Furious 7. I can’t even tell you why I have so many feels for a franchise I’ve yet to see the precursor films to. Maaaaan.

Did anyone else find that this prompt sounded a bit stalker-ish? Or maybe I’m just reading into it too much.

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The Monster – A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)

I need them yew tree’s stories and imagine if Conor moved out of his place and someone else moved in with a different set of issues. I’m sure the monster has a toolbox of stories.

The Driver – More Than This (Patrick Ness)

Seth is probably the “ideal” answer for this (although I do like to leave the ending the way it is without knowing) but I’m really curious as to the enigma that is The Driver.

Maya – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Gabrielle Zevin)

I do wonder what stories and comments she’d leave for her kids.

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Ponyboy – Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)

He’ll pass on “stay gold” to someone else…I just know it.

Ariel – The Alex Crow (Andrew Smith)

There’s the ending…but I guess I really want to see how Ariel’s doing when he’s well into his adulthood.

Prince Harming – Backward Glass (David Lomax)

So I might have the wrong character in this story (my memory has decayed, okay?) but a particular story-linen continues that’s not really resolved with a neat bow; especially in a time-travel book. 

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Caleb – Divergent (Veronica Roth)

I’m really hoping that he’s a mess in the time-frame between the end and the epilogue. Because reasons. 

Offred – The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

The days when I remember this book…I think “she’s okay…” and then there are other days where I’m super pessimistic about life and I’m thinking “nope nope nope nope” — WHICH IS IT?!

The following are choices from film adaptations that I didn’t complete the novels for:

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Nick & Amy – Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

or just how the reason for the ending will handle such a kind, warm, loving family. Ha.

Any HP Character – Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)

I’m secretly hoping for another villain to appear for the next generation.


I really need to slam my head back into other blog posts and reviews guhhhhhh…but gaming and televisions are so alluring.


26 thoughts on “[Top Ten Tuesday] – #55 – Top Ten Characters I’d Like To Check Up On”

      1. Exactly! Maybe a Death-Eater who was missing from before? I don’t know, we’ll let JK cook this up 🙂


  1. Usually with newer titles I don’t think back on the characters as much, but I do wonder about Caleb – it would be interesting to read a short story or novella about how he coped in the years between.


    1. I can see that. I think it’s more resonating with books that you really enjoyed though or with books with either an unsatisfactory ending or one that’s open-ended.

      For Caleb, I just want to see him suffer. Is that harsh to say? I know Caleb/Four are back on good terms by the epilogue (if I remember correctly) but it’d be interesting to see his continual struggles.


    1. I must hop over to see these similar picks (which, actually, is funny because I hovered over the direct link from your comment name and it gives me >> /2013/12/24/top-ten-tuesday-books-we-want-from-santa/ LOL). Magical!

      I enjoyed the series as a whole but wasn’t completely irked when A ended up with B etc. Although I still understood Rowling perspective when she came out with the comments that Hermione should have ended up with Harry. So on that front, I guess I too wish things resulted that way. Secretly though, I just want another villain to ruin Hogwarts again…

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  2. I haven’t read most of your picks but I’m glad you chose someone other than Tobias from Divergent. I’d like to see how Caleb’s doing as well. I’ve seen Offred on a couple of lists and it’s such a great choice — I’m hoping that she’s good lol. Nick & Amy, wow. They’re on a whole other level of crazy.


    1. I’m actually on the fence about Tobias as a character. I haven’t read Four so I guess I can’t fully say whether or not I hate him…but he wasn’t my favourite male lead/almost-lead (URIAH WHYYYYY :(!)

      But yeah Caleb is just someone that I need to see experience anguish that he caused. I’m not saying that he’s wrong or right for not following through with the plan but you are the choices you make.

      Nick and Amy time lapse of their kid growing up. Will he/she grow up fine?! Ahhh–the birth of a potential cray cray child.

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  3. First off, leave Caleb alone, Joey! Next, OHMYGODSTHATDRIVERISTENOUTOFTENCREEPY! But also, why am I not surprised that you have two Patrick Ness titles in one list, huh? As for the Dunne’s, I want to the timeframe where is kid is teenager. Will he/she be the next Amy? 😉 And oh oh! Can I apply for the villain role?


    1. Noooope. Caleb needs to struggle for his actions. Not because I want him to (I’m not that much of a sadist) but because he himself has to. (I hope there’s a difference there LOL).

      Driver = Slender man when I first read about him. Next.

      I wanted to put a Chaos Walking choice too buuuut I decided that 2 was enough for this post.

      And yeah! The prodigal child of the Dunnes is something that would be rad to witness; to see if he made it out fine (but that’s “fine”?)


      1. I don’t even get the “slender” comment? Omg. And, yes, there’s a different but, NO. Just nope. Leave him be.

        Hmm. So naturally reread my previous comment and WTF did I write? “I want to the timeframe where is kid is teenager.” Kill. Me. Now.


          1. Google Images Slender man.

            From Wiki: “It is depicted as resembling a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit. Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting or traumatizing people; particularly children.[1] The Slender Man is not confined to a single narrative, but appears in many disparate works of fiction, mostly composed online.[2]”

            It’s okay…I get you.

            And it is a shame that users can’t edit their own comments in free wordpress. There’s a plug-in for it for paid service though.


  4. I didn’t even think of Gone Girl but since you mention it I’m totally in agreement, I wonder what their child turns out like. And Harry Potter, I wish we could get a book of epilogues for all the different characters still alive and just read about the things they did after the battle. Ah dreams…


    1. Gone Boy — the poster child of the Dunnes.

      I think I’m just super pessimistic and sometimes feel against all possibility of happily-ever-endings. Which is why a villain needs to rise and ruin the happenings of second-gen HP families aha.

      I mean…why read an epilogue when there’s potentially room for another series! (Dreams are real.)


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