This fabulous meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and this week's topic is mean girls. Oh, how to choose only 10...
In no particular order:
1.) Hattie from Ella Enchanted – oh, how she grates on the nerves. I hate the way she manipulates Ella for her own ends once she finds out about Ella's obedience curse. She's so stuck-up, selfish and smug that every time I read it I get all indignant all over again on Ella's behalf.
2.) Alice from Beautiful Malice – there's something more than a little wrong with Alice. I think she has histrionic or borderline personality disorder, perhaps; whatever it is, it makes her extremely unstable mentally and emotionally and very controlling when it comes to her "friends."
3.) Lina from the Luxe series – actually, most of the characters in the Luxe series are morally reprehensible, but Lina is somehow worse than the others because she is so desperate to rise in the social ranks that she'll do absolutely anything to keep her standing. Penelope, at least, is mean out of revenge and what she thinks is love; Lina is mean just to feather her own nest.
4.) Sally Biddle from the Boston Jane series – she is just plain infuriating. Basically, a snotty, condescending bully in nice clothes, with a real talent for knowing exactly where someone's weak spot is.
5.) Selia from The Goose Girl – I know I've mentioned her before on these lists, but she really is the lowest of the low. Gifted with people-speak magic, she uses her talent abominably to wrap everyone around her little finger and get precisely what she wants.
6.) Isabella Thorpe from Northanger Abbey – she is a real piece of work. So sly and cunning, pretending to love Catherine's brother and really only being interested in money.
|Evil. Pure evil.|
7.) Tamara from Crown Duel – she starts out very nasty, determined to make a fool of Meliara, and then eventually she becomes more of an ally. She never really becomes friendly, though.
|Don't be fooled by the sweet smile.|
9.) Catherine from Wuthering Heights – I only read this one once (once was enough) so I don't remember the details, but I do remember Catherine was spiteful, vindictive, catty and incredibly self-centered. A mean girl? Methinks so.
|You deserve to wander the moors forever, Catherine.|
10.) Jane from the Twilight series – one word: sadist.