This week’s Top 10 Tuesday theme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top 10 Rebels in Literature (characters or authors) Those people who stood up for what they believed in despite the cost of doing so.
I feel like we’ve done a similar list before, but maybe i’m just thinking of “bad boys” when I hear “rebel”… rather than an actual rebel.
That being said, I’d say my #1 is obvious…
- Harry Potter, Hermione Granger & Ron Weasley – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling <– Need I really elaborate?
- Katniss Everdeen – Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins <– She fell into the role of leading a rebellion against a corrupt government.
- Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan – The Help by Kathryn Stockett <– Foregoing the societal expectations forced upon her, she pursued something she knew to be the right thing
- V – V for Vendetta by Alan Moore <– Great graphic novel, also loved the movie. V, the vigilante that was marked a terrorist in a corrupted near-future England setting
- Elizabeth Holland – The Luxe by Anna Godbersen <– Similar to Skeeter, she doesn’t conform to what’s expected of her and rather follows her heart.
- Elphaba – Wicked by Gregory Maguire <– I guess she sort of started out as an unintentional rebel… good intentions that ended up forcing her hand.
- Sookie Stackhouse – Southern Vampire Mysteries series by Charlaine Harris <– She is one tough cookie! Defending herself against vampires, werewolves and her own telepathic self!
- Lisbeth Salandar – The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson <– She’s a rebel in the stereotypical “looks” sense AND her mission to fight for what was right.
- Rachel – Something Borrowed by Emily Giffen <– Okay, maybe.. sorta.. I mean, she didn’t do the “right”/conventional thing and stuck with what she felt was right.
- Bella Swan – Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer <– BEGRUDGINGLY I put her on here because I “guess” she’s a bit of a rebel… setting aside her humanity to stand up to what she wanted to be…