Hi friends. Happy Monday 🙂
In case anyone needs a reminder or is new to the Bookmark Chronicles, here are the rules: Every Monday I will post a This or That Challenge where we will choose between two characters or scenarios. On Friday we will see which scenario/character wins. Feel free to either comment your choice below or make your own post and link it back here!
By no means do you have to feel obligated to do every single challenge, but I would love to hear all of your opinions! If you can only really talk about one scenario then go for it. Also, if you have any suggestions please let me know!
Which of these is worse….
Not liking the main character in a story
Not liking the plot of the story
I would say not liking to the character. I can’t really say that I have read a book where I didn’t like the plot so much that it almost turned me away from the book you know? Like, I hated the plot of the Hunger Games and the idea of sending children to kill for sport. But, it’s a dystopian, so a revolution was bound to happen AND I loved Katniss as a character.
Also, I don’t think I’ve ever hated the entire plot as a whole, but maybe just one aspect of it. Example: love triangles or an overload of romance. It usually is constant throughout the story but it isn’t the only thing happening if that makes sense…I guess Hunger Games relates to that as well.
On the other hand, if you don’t like the main character, everything else in the story could be great, but being in that character’s head all of the time kind of ruins it. Kind of how I feel about the Uglies series. I was not on board with the main character so even though I was interested in the world around the character, the actual protagonist took away from it all.
What do you think? Which of these scenarios would make a novel less intriguing? Let me know! 🙂