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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Mean Girls

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there is a new list! So fun - especially since I'm addicted to making lists. Here's this week's topic:

Top Ten Mean Girls
These are the bad girls of YA fiction that I've wanted to slap upside the head. How dare you all be so mean to my main characters. Ahem. The list:

1. Dolores Umbridge - Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Did anyone not hate this woman?! The book she "stars" in is my least favorite HP book (even though it's still pretty high on the faves list). I just wanted to kick her pink-clad ass.

2. Savannah Snow - Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Your typical mean girl and her minions.

3. Monica Morel - Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine
I mean, she seriously throws our main character down a flight of stairs in the first book. Questions? No? Let's move on...

4. Mimi Force - Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz
Hello crazy twin girl. And weirdly attached to her brother... and just straight up crazy.

5. Marcie Millar - Hush, Hush saga by Becca Fitzgerald
Arch nemesis. Period. She's becoming important to the story, but I'm kinda pissed about that. She just seems like a bad chick.

6. Queen Mab - Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
Not nice, missy. She may be a queen, but she's got everyone fearing her - even her equals. Not to mention the vendetta she has against our main girl.

7. Neferet - House of Night series by PC and Kristen Cast
The HoN books and I are going through a rough patch, but Neferet is the ultimate mean girl character. But older... and meaner... and heartless-er. She'll stop at nothing and I'm ready for her to be taken down a peg.

8. Amanda - Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Super mean girl to an amazing main character. Rooting for Anna is the easiest thing in the world and Amanda is trying to take her down. Bad mean girl, Bad.

9. Elodie - Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
She's totally mean, but I love that she needs the help of our main girl. That makes her meanness a little more interesting - a little less shallow. But mean, nonetheless.

10. Penelope Hayes - Luxe series by Anna Godbersen
Mean is mean, even in historical novels. Penelope never gets the limelight like she wants - and she's done literally everything to get there. That makes her a mean girl in my book!

So, there's my ten! What did you decide? I had to pull info from other people's lists because I couldn't remember any names. I have a hard time remembering main character names - much less their opposites. But thanks, internet, for supplying me with names :).

7 comments:

Lisa said...

I agree with so many of your choices. I wonder why there are so many "mean" girls in YA literature?

danya said...

LOL, I chose Lina from the Luxe series - but I agree, Penelope is quite a horrid piece of work as well!

Kah Woei said...

Dolores Umbridge is hateful and creepy isn't she ?

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

Nice selection, though I kind of love Mimi now. I used to hate her but now she's, like, one of my favorite characters :D

Andrea said...

This list is pretty much perfect. I am in total agreement.

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Anne Bennett said...

I confess that I sadly don't know most of these mean girls...Guess there are lots of literary meanies out there.

Kat said...

Wow, I've read almost all of these books! Dolores is just the worst, isn't she? I was so happy with the casting of her in the movies-- that woman, whoever she is, is perfect! Penelope is terrible as well, and don't even get me started on Mimi...Awesome list!

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