Saturday, May 26, 2012

Secondary Character Saturday (10)


I've started a new weekly meme here and I'd love for you to join me. Saturdays are now dedicated to honor the characters that don't always get their voices heard, who support (or work to destroy) our beloved protagonists. This is for the third wheel in the love triangle (can you have wheels on a triangle?), for the BFFs, the family members, or even just the kind and loving (or deceitful and creepy) stranger who shows up and changes the game. We all know these stories wouldn't hold up without support so I'd like to take the time to highlight the best secondary characters I come across. This is an opportunity to talk about what makes these characters special, maybe to speculate what their world would be like without them, or maybe cast them in their own primary roles. If you'd like to create a SCS post leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out!

So today it's all about:

Georgia from Bitter End


This book affected me quite a bit - if you want more on that read my review. But it was the parts with Georgia that really broke me down. If you haven't read Bitter End, it's about a girl in an abusive relationship. Her mother is dead, her father is distant, and she's isolated from her friends. So Georgia becomes very important in Alex's life. She's her boss, but she's the closest thing Alex has to a mother figure.

It was through Georgia that I really related to the story. I've always worked for families and I've always felt a little like a part of those families. But when I was at school, I worked at a coffee shop. I worked for this amazing woman and she became my mother away from home. She was always caring, she took time to know what was going on with me, she always offered advice, and more than once she voiced her concern when I was hanging around with the wrong boys. So I recognized the importance of Georgia's role in Alex's story.

Since Alex was so isolated, it was easy to see how she got inside her own head and rationalized the violence and anger in her relationship. It was easy to put up a haze around those incidents and give them dream-like qualities. But when she's around Georgia, who can see through her veils and who is able to listen when Alex decides to talk, she makes it real. And then it became devastating.

I just hope that everyone has a Georgia in their life. Whether you need a Georgia or not, she's always a good person to have. It's beautiful when someone cares for you that much, with no strings attached. 

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  2. Here's my Secondary Character Saturday post :o) This is totally fun and I think I'll keep participating!

    Mickey @ imabookshark

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Secondary Character Saturday (10)


I've started a new weekly meme here and I'd love for you to join me. Saturdays are now dedicated to honor the characters that don't always get their voices heard, who support (or work to destroy) our beloved protagonists. This is for the third wheel in the love triangle (can you have wheels on a triangle?), for the BFFs, the family members, or even just the kind and loving (or deceitful and creepy) stranger who shows up and changes the game. We all know these stories wouldn't hold up without support so I'd like to take the time to highlight the best secondary characters I come across. This is an opportunity to talk about what makes these characters special, maybe to speculate what their world would be like without them, or maybe cast them in their own primary roles. If you'd like to create a SCS post leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out!

So today it's all about:

Georgia from Bitter End


This book affected me quite a bit - if you want more on that read my review. But it was the parts with Georgia that really broke me down. If you haven't read Bitter End, it's about a girl in an abusive relationship. Her mother is dead, her father is distant, and she's isolated from her friends. So Georgia becomes very important in Alex's life. She's her boss, but she's the closest thing Alex has to a mother figure.

It was through Georgia that I really related to the story. I've always worked for families and I've always felt a little like a part of those families. But when I was at school, I worked at a coffee shop. I worked for this amazing woman and she became my mother away from home. She was always caring, she took time to know what was going on with me, she always offered advice, and more than once she voiced her concern when I was hanging around with the wrong boys. So I recognized the importance of Georgia's role in Alex's story.

Since Alex was so isolated, it was easy to see how she got inside her own head and rationalized the violence and anger in her relationship. It was easy to put up a haze around those incidents and give them dream-like qualities. But when she's around Georgia, who can see through her veils and who is able to listen when Alex decides to talk, she makes it real. And then it became devastating.

I just hope that everyone has a Georgia in their life. Whether you need a Georgia or not, she's always a good person to have. It's beautiful when someone cares for you that much, with no strings attached. 

2 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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  2. Here's my Secondary Character Saturday post :o) This is totally fun and I think I'll keep participating!

    Mickey @ imabookshark

    ReplyDelete