tuesday topics: five. unusual characters from literature

April 17, 2018

one. luna lovegood - harry potter and the order of the phoenix by j.k. rowling. one could argue that every character in this series is unusual, and i would agree, but i was most impressed with the uniqueness of luna lovegood. i admire her idiosyncrasies, loyalties, keen powers of observation and, most of all, her strength. 

two. pat solitano - silver linings playbook by matthew quick. this guy's just WEIRD. 

three. victoria jones - the language of flowers by vanessa diffenbaugh. i love how strong she is, love how she'll give flowers to people and the people think she's giving them to be kind, but the messages in those flowers are not. she's angry, and so, so justified in her anger. but she creates such beauty despite this, and that ability, i think, is remarkably rare.

four. rhett butler - gone with the wind by margaret mitchell. it takes a certain kind of dude to really love scarlett o'hara. i admire his tenacity and dedication to himself and those he respects, his ability to outwit others, to say screw you and get away with it every time.

five. august pullman - wonder by r.j. palacio. this kid, yall. DAMN. he is the STRONGEST character i've had the pleasure to meet in any book. hands down. ain't no way in hell i could've lived through the kind of shit he's had to endure. i love, LOVE his resilience.


  1. I have yet to meet a Southern woman who didn't like Gone with the Wind.

    1. Do you consider me southern or Appalachian? (I'm not much of a GWtW fan. I appreciate it, but don't really care for it.)

  2. I agree with you about the Harry Potter characters comment! You could do an entire list of 100 with them!

  3. I love the Harry Potter series. It was such a great book.