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Character Spotlight #9

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Name: Lucifer Morningstar

Book TV Show: Lucifer

Get to Know Him:  Lucifer is a wealthy bar owner living in Los Angeles. He plays the piano, and he’s an adviser to a certain detective who may or may not be his friend. He punishes the guilty. He’s just a typical guy trying to figure himself out in a world full of confusing humans. He has major daddy issues–because he’s the devil, and he is sick and tired of torturing souls in Hell.

Why I Love Him: I love–and hear me out here–his innocence. Yes, Lucifer is innocent. He is constantly amazed by humans because he’s learning to be one. He constantly trusts people, and they usually die, and he gets crushed by that. I love how he has faith. He seriously has faith. Maybe not in his father, but he certainly believes in people. He believes in his beloved detective, and in his priest friend, and in Maze. I mean, this guy is really complex, and I love discovering his many layers. Not to mention his humor. Lucifer is hilarious, and he never fails to make devil puns. He’s lovely.

Favorite Quote: “These emotions are bloody inconvenient.”

Character Spotlight #8

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Name: Cassie Logan

Books: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Series) by Mildred D Taylor

Get to Know Her: Coming from a black family living in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, Cassie has a tough life, and she doesn’t completely understand why. She’s nine, the only girl out of the four children of the Logan family. She has a hot temper and a smart mouth, but she loves her family and is fiercely protective over them.

Why I Love Her: I first loved Cassie simply because of how perfect her sibling relationships were. While they annoyed and got into fights with each other, they were still protective of each other. But Cassie is smart and loyal and sassy and I really love not only her but her entire family.

Favorite Quote: What had happened to T.J. in the night I did not understand, I knew that it would not pass. And I cried for those things which had happened in the night and would not pass.

Character Spotlight #7

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Name: Aaron Warner Anderson

Books: Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Unite Me, Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Get to Know Him: Warner is the commander of sector 45, son of the supreme leader of the Reestablishment. He dresses nicely, speaks with perfect grammar, and loves to read non-fiction handwritten books. Warner has green eyes and blond hair and is symmetrically perfect, or so I’ve heard. He loves scented soaps, bubble baths, his enormous closet, and a girl he sort of maybe kidnapped to use as a weapon at war.

Why I Love Him: I loved Warner since he first appeared in the very first book of the series. In his villain stance, with his sassy comments and charming lines, I couldn’t help but fall for him. Then as the series progressed, my love blossomed and it became a near obsession. Warner is such a serious person, but the few times where he shows what’s hidden inside, they are so precious. I think there are so many layers to this character. His intensity and his vulnerability really took me by surprise. He’s someone I wish I could hug and protect, even though he wouldn’t like that very much.

Favorite Quote: “People can think whatever they like. I don’t desire their validation.”

Character Spotlight #6

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Name: Emmet David Washington

Book: Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan

Get to Know Him: Emmet is the smartest nineteen-year old I’ve ever read about. He studies physics, he’s five feet nine, has dark hair and blue-gray eyes. His favorite movie is The Blues Brothers. He loves looking at trains, counting things, computer coding, math, and boys. He is also an optimistic, joyful individual, and he has autism.

Why I Love Him: I don’t think I’ve ever read about someone as fascinating as Emmet. This boy is so blunt and so funny and so sweet. Through Emmet I gained insight on many subjects. Emmet taught me how important it is to love people openly, the way he does. I learned that mental illness is a serious issue but it’s not something that should keep you from living life to the fullest. I learned that people aren’t broken, therefore don’t need to be fixed. I was introduced to The Blues Brothers and I’ll never look back. But most importantly, Emmet taught me how to laugh after a long day of my reality. I think what I’m trying to say is he is very important to me, and I adore him.

Favorite Quote: “There is no normal, not really. Not a right and a wrong way to be. But there is belonging.”

Character Spotlight #5

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Name: Penryn Young

Book: Angelfall by Susan Ee

Get to Know Her: Penryn is a seventeen-year-old girl caught in the middle of the apocalypse caused by angels. She’s really good at self defense. She’s holding her family together–her schizophrenic mother and disabled little sister. She is determined, strong, brave, and kindhearted. Penryn will stop to nothing to save those she loves. Despite everything going on around her, Penryn is still a teenage girl, with the same problems and feelings and thoughts. She’s intelligent and loyal. She’s so human, but not in a bad way. She’s one kickass character.

Why I Love Her: I love that Penryn is badass. I felt so confident in her. I didn’t have to worry if she would get herself into trouble because I knew she would, but she knew how to get out of it. I loved trusting her. I loved loving her from the very first page. That sort of connection hardly happens to me. I really enjoyed reading about her. She had an admirable strength. She was quick-witted and vulnerable at times, but that only made me love her more. She stood up to an angel, to more than one angel. She was just fantastic in every way.

Favorite Quote: “I never thought about it before, but I’m proud to be human. We’re ever so flawed. We’re frail, confused, violent, and we struggle with so many issues. But all in all, I’m proud to be a Daughter of Man.”

Character Spotlight #4

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Name: Prince Robot IV

Book: Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Get to Know Him: My villainous darling is as his name states: a prince. But he is also a soldier in combat. He’s a loving husband. He’s a family man. Listen, all this dude wants is to go home and be with his wife and try to start a family. But he’s stuck having to fly from planet to planet hunting down two star-crossed lovers and their child. So what if Prince Robot IV murders a few people on his path? He’s just trying to clock out of work and get some well-deserved rest.  Also, his head is basically a television. And sometimes he can transform his arm into a deadly weapon of massive destruction.

Why I Love Him: The way this robot man speaks is glorious. He is so eloquent and witty and wordly. He has true class, even when killing people. He has manners, and never forgets to use them. He is incredibly sweet to his wife, continuously calls her “love,” which warms the cockles of my heart. He believes in justice, and I love that about him. Even though he isn’t completely right all the time, he still does what he is asked to do by the people he trusts. He isn’t a heartless robot. He’s a beautiful man. And I just want to wrap him up in my arms and love him forever.

Favorite Quote: “I’d never felt anything quite like it. For the first time in my life, everything was as it should be. Because the opposite of war…is fucking.”

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Character Spotlight #3

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Name: Harry Potter

Books: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  by JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

Get to Know Him: Harry is an orphan dealing with abusive relatives, school, relationships, an insane mass murderer, public pressure, and adults that may or may not have his best interests at heart. Following him through his seven years of school, it is hard not to fall in love with him. And yet, when people talk about their favorites from this series, Harry Potter is never mentioned. I find that very unfair to him.

Why I Love Him: He is so pure of heart even after everything that happened to him. His innocence is destroyed. He has anger issues. But he still tries to find the good in people. He stands up for himself and for his friends no matter what. He does everything for what he believes in. He is funny and sassy and he loves whole hardheartedly. It’s hard to say what I don’t like about him when I love all his flaws too.

Favorite Quote: “I know some things. I can, you know, do math and stuff.”