My Top 5 Male Protagonists

Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Hello everyone! Today I've got another 'top 5' post in my book series. Today I'm going to be talking about my top 5 male protagonists(ie, lead characters). Now that I think about it most of the books that I read are about male characters or are narrated by males so I actually had to think long and hard about this one. And obviously the female counterpart will be coming soon!

Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger
I know a lot of people love Holden and a lot of people also hate him. He's an arsehole, but he's the first person to admit that which is a good quality to have. I think you really get to see Holden grow and develope over the course of the book which I think is why I like him so much. I've read this book so many times and my opinion of him changes every time, that's why he's so real to me.

Colin Singleton from And Abundance Of Katherines by John Green
Colin's a child genius and his way of narrating is just impossible to dislike. I'm not going to say I'm a genius, but I'm a pretty smart kid and I understand how he feels about being excluded/disliked for it. I also loved reading all his little maths ramblings. I think he changes a lot for the better which is nice to see.

Pi from Life of Pi by Yann Martel
If you've ever read the book or even just seen the film then you'll know that it's just impossible not to be in awe of Pi. His story is absolutely amazing and you really have to admire how strong he must be not only physically but mentally. I know it's a pretty unrealistic story but I love it, and Pi, none the less.

Charlie from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is my favourite book, ever, so I couldn't not include Charlie in this post. Charlie is a teenage boy starting high school and writing anonymous letters to a stranger about his life. In this kind of diary like setting you really get to see the real Charlie, he is brutally honest about himself and his family and friends. I feel sad when he is sad and happy when he is happy and for me that's a great trait for a main character.

Christopher from The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by Mark Haddon
Christopher is a young autistic kid who is trying to solve the mystery of who murdered his neighbours dog. I really empathise with him, he seems like such a nice sweet kid. My school has an autistic unit so autism is something I'm kind of familiar with but it's also interesting to see it from their perspective. Christopher gets hit with a lot of hard hitting information in this and I think he handles it pretty well.

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