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This Week’s Topic:
What was the best book you read in September?
I have three choices:
1. I used to always want a book from Peter Wiggins’ (ENDER’S GAME) point of view. And then Orson Scott Card granted my wish! I haven’t read them yet, but they’re on my TBR pile (now to go edit my post from yesterday…). Peter is such a fascinating, complex character. I can’t wait to dive into his brain. EDIT: Those books are actually all from Bean’s POV. I read the first (ENDER’S SHADOW) and I knew there were more, but I got the weird idea somewhere that there were books from Peter’s POV. Turns out, no dice. So YEAH, I want to see those books exist now!
2. Neville Longbottom (HARRY POTTER, but you knew that) When we learned that the Prophecy could’ve applied to either Harry or Neville, I knew Rowling was going to find a way to give Neville an awesome role. And he killed that freaking Nagini! He is one bad dude! I love Neville. Having him kill the snake also developed his character more, which just shows what a genius Rowling is. Every character had a development arc! Anyhow, I’d love to read NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM AND THE MONSTER IN THE CLOSET or something like that. ^_^
3. Finnick Odair (HUNGER GAMES trilogy) Another awesome dude! At first you think he’s shallow, and then you learn about his soft side with Annie, and then (SPOILER ALERT!!!) when he dies, I cried my eyes out. It was a beautiful moment. I would buy a book about him in a heartbeat. His life sounds so fascinating, with the trident, winning his Hunger Games, becoming the belle of the Capitol …. So, Suzanne, I know you’re reading this. Please? Pretty please???
What side characters do you think deserve their own spotlight?