Yes, I realize this is going to have spoilers for some people. But I was thinking about it the other night. There are some book characters that you fall hard for, and then end up hating the book or the author once you find out that character has died.
I’m sure we’ll have at least some of the same people on our lists, but this is my top 7 (Book names/series names bolded and character hidden by the Spoiler tag so you can skip if you haven’t read the book yet) in no particular order:
Harry Potter:View Spoiler »Fred Weasley. I’m sad some others were killed off, like Sirius and Remus and Tonks, but Fred is the one that made me cry and want to throw the book. « Hide Spoiler
Kim Harrison’s The Hollows Series (Rachel Morgan):View Spoiler »Kistan. Yes it kind of made sense as to why he was killed off, but again. I cried and wanted to throw the book. I stopped reading the series for a long while after that and have only just gotten back into it. « Hide Spoiler
The Pit Dragon Trilogy:View Spoiler »Heart’s Blood. You knew I was going to have a dragon in here, right? Yes, she needed to die so Jakkin and Akki can become Austarians. But I got so attached to her! « Hide Spoiler
Bridge to Terabithia:View Spoiler »Anna Sophia Robb. At this point, do I really have to mention that I cried? I read this as a kid, I don’t think it was the first death in a book I’d come across. But I still remember it. « Hide Spoiler
Little Women:View Spoiler »Beth was always one of my favorites of the sisters. « Hide Spoiler
The Pern Books:View Spoiler »Robinton. Yes, he was old and had lived a full life. But that whole description of how he and Zair die together in their sleep… « Hide Spoiler
Valdemar Books:View Spoiler »Herald-Mage Vanyel. Out of all the books Mercedes Lackey has written about Valdemar, Van has always been my favorite. I’ve re-read the Last Herald-Mage Trilogy so many times, I’ve had to replace all 3 books, three times each! « Hide Spoiler
So what characters do you wish had never died? Any book series, any reason.