Monday, October 24, 2011

Supporting Characters to Love

Today marks the beginning of the Killer Characters Blogfest! It's going all week long and I'm excited for every minute of it!



To start off the week we're talking about killer supporting characters, and you know I couldn't pick just one.

First up we have the lovely and oh so kick-A Nellie Gomez from the 39 clues series.
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If you haven't read the books - they're about a bother and sister who have to travel around the world searching for clues to make them the most powerful Cahill's of all time (and that's saying something) of course an elven-year-old boy and fourteen-year-old girl couldn't possibly travel the world alone. So why not bring a babysitter opair along?

One could see the attraction these two young kids have to this nineteen year-old, streaky-haired, pierced nose, iPod toting, tri-lingualist, but she has oh-so-much more hidden up her sleeve. She's the life of the party to say the least and fierce protector to say the most. Would I like to get in between her and her goals? Not in a million years!




Next on the list is the Seven-Year-old flying diva from Maximum Ride, Angel
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Angel - Maximum Ride Fan Art (3826600) - Fanpop
Angel - Maximum Ride Fan Art (3826600) - Fanpop (clipped to polyvore.com)

If you haven't read the series - Maximum Ride is the name of a teenage girl who leads a flock of flying Children. Their mission? To save the world. Don't let Angel's sweet face and blond hair fool you into thinking this little girl is innocent. No, she has big plans to become the leader of her flock, and a very creepy ability when it comes to reading minds (and changing what people are thinking along the way). At first you just think she is cute, but as the story goes on so does your opinion of what cute really is.


Last, but certainly not least, is Cinna from The Hunger Games.
 

If you haven't read the book - what planet have you been on? The Hunger Games is a dystopian where kids in the rage of ages 12-18 are "chosen" to fight to the death for the entertainment of the capital in a format that is all too reminiscent of today's reality T.V.  Who is Cinna? The stylist who is bold enough to stand up to the capital even though he has a life of ease. Don't think a stylist can be a hero just be designing clothes? You'll think again when you read about Cinna's form of expression.

That hardly touches the tip of the list, but I have two more posts to write and I don't want to use up all the good books! What's your favorite supporting character?

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