Top Ten Tuesdays was created by The Broke and Bookish, but is now hosted weekly by That Artsy Reader Girl and anyone is free to participate! This week’s topic is characters that remind me of myself. I’m going to be really vague with this one. It feels a little too much like bragging. Like “I’m like this character because of this and they’re so amazing I love them so much” haha. Yeah, it’s pretty much like bragging and I feel awkward. I think it’ll be more like character’s I relate to? So I’ll try to be as objective as possible but you know… I’m human and mess up too.
Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath has anxiety and I think it was the first depiction of anxiety, specifically social anxiety, I had ever seen. It helped me learn a lot about myself and helped me reflect on my behaviors. So even though Rainbow Rowell is not my favorite author and can be problematic, it still has a close place in my heart.
Zayneb from Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
I think I identify most with Zayneb’s sense of justice. She sees injustice in the world and is dissatisfied with how and when people are treated unfairly. But I also think she’s a very empathetic character who seriously considers what everyone has to say. I’ll say I try to be empathetic with everyone, but it’s a serious work in progress.
Lira from To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo
I don’t identify with Lira a lot a lot. I really like her because I think she’s such a great character; she’s so strong, but also angry a lot. I think I identify with that anger quite a bit, especially when I’ve dealt with a customer at work who was particularly rude to me.
Mei from American Panda by Gloria Chao
Mei is inherently a people pleaser, and I definitely identify with that a lot. Especially when it comes to family and work. I try to straddle the line and make sure I’m in good standing with everyone at work and not take too much of a side when issues arise.
Anyway, this wasn’t a very long list, but I more identify with characters in certain moments; and less of the entire character as a whole. So it can be a little hard to find a character I’m very similar to.