Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Secondary Characters bloghop

Today is the Secondary Characters Bloghop, hosted by Rachel Schieffelbein, Theresa Paolo, Kelley Lynn, Jessica Salyer, Jenny Morris and Suzi Retzlaff. You can win critiques by participating, so get on over to the linky if you haven't already and slap your name on it! 
Now to my favourite secondary characters. It's hard to choose one or two, so I went with a larger number! And this was also just off the top of my head! So, with that said...

My favourite secondary characters (of the moment):

  • Vera's dad in Please Ignore Vera Dietz - I love his little charts. The little dad interludes brought a bit of extra lightness and cuteness to what was at times a really sad story

  • I could name countless awesome secondary characters from the Harry Potter books, but for now I'll just say I love Neville - he's one of those characters who undergoes an amazing transformation

  • Speaking of amazing transformations, can anyone say Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from Buffy / Angel? It was so amazing (and pretty tragic) watching him change from the absolute blithering weakling we first meet to a deadly, hardened warrior with serious war wounds

  • Joel Tuck from Dean Koontz's Twilight Eyes (my favourite Koontz book), who is a gentle (dangerous) giant...with a third eye:

  • From the TV series Medium, which I only just recently finished watching (sniffle! argh! noooo, what now?), I'm guessing Bridgette counts as a secondary character - she's the middle daughter played by Maria Lark, who was just the cutest little girl at the beginning of the series. Such a funny actress even at the age of 6!

  • Neale from The Lifeguard, one of those tween scholastic books I read as a pre-teen (and still re-read sometimes these days!). Neale was troubled but sexy (and, eventually, sweet)

I think I could go on (and on, and on...), and I've probably forgotten some of my most favourite secondary characters, but this is the list as it stands in my conscious mind right now! :)


  1. Love Medium and Bridgette is great- lots of funny with her! I've seen the entire series and the end totally surprised me.
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  2. Oh my gosh, I don't know any of these! Sorry! But you've given me things to add to my TBR list! :)

  3. The dad in the first one sounds like my kind of character. And I really need to read that Dean Koontz book, I haven't read one of his in years and I'm such a fan.

    I have HP & Buffy characters too. I hated Wesley when he started on the show but you're right, he really did turn into such a great character. ;)

  4. Oh! I'll have to read Please Ignore Vera Dietz, that's a great title! I thought of Neville too, but the Weasley twins won :)

  5. I agree about Neville in the Harry Potter books. He has one of the biggest growth arcs in terms of character development.

    As for Buffy, I was always a Giles girl . . .


  6. Neville transformed alright! Sorry but he's the only one on this list I know.

  7. I'm not familiar with any of these characters.... too many books, too little time...

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  8. I love the change that came over Wesley as he moved from Buffy to Angel. Cordelia was another one that experienced some serious growth as a person. Could you imagine the cheerleader being pleased about taking in some demon features? Ha!

  9. Neville really came into his own in the last film!

  10. I only recognize Neville and that because I love him. I like Dean Koontz, but haven't read that one.

  11. Oh my gosh - I don't know any of these! Am I lame or what?! Love that you have so many from so many places :)

  12. love your choices, but only by your descriptions. except neville! he is such a great character!

  13. Buffy/Angel had a lot of good ones

  14. I used to read Dean Koontz all the time, but it's been a while since I've ready any now. I really need to go back and read more of him. He's a terrific writer.

  15. I really like Neville in the Harry Potter stories too, and I like how we see early on that he has a spine and stands up to his friends, but his role in the climax of the last book/movie was glorious.


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