Why I Love Wednesdays - 4/16

Why I love Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the fun blog, Reflections of a Bookaholic. It's a mid-week meme focusing on something loved about books or bookish. I do a lot of memes already that are general questions, but some of these themes and prompts are a bit different so thought it looked fun!

Imperfect Characters

Why I love...Imperfect Characters!

My Response:

Imperfect characters simply rock. I don't like my villains to be one-dimensional, and I certainly don't like my heroines to be so. I like when they have flaws, vices, hang-ups, addictions, or issues that need resolved in the book. I don't like convenient cures either. I want them three-dimensional and realistic. Bad moods and snaps when they shouldn't do so, not perfect in any way but trying hard to be better. Sometimes, even a character who ISN'T trying to be better can be fun too. Imperfects can be interesting to say the least, and they can add to the story other times.

I like the example used by the host of this meme, Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind. She's really a detestable character but people simply love her. Her imperfections can be wince-inducing, but she can make a dynamic story based on her selfish actions and it can be interesting to read about someone like this for a change.