This week’s T5W prompt was “‘Unlikeable’ protagonists – People always tear down “unlikeable” protagonists. But tell us the ones you pulled for!” It turns out that this was actually quite a challenge and we are not ashamed to admit we thought about taking the easy way out several times. However, after doing a little bit of digging into who is thought of as unlikeable characters by others, we found some opinions we definitely disagree with.
Jude St. Francis – A Little Life
Chosen by Inchwyrm
The reason I chose Jude is because I see a lot of hate directed his way for being unsympathetic, hard to relate to, too perfect or simply “not gay enough” and I rooted for him because I think that’s an entirely unfair assessment. The author deliberately wrote him to be an imperfect person with many flaws; at the end of the day, he is a victim of abuse and he’s struggling to cope, and all I wanted was for him to have a happy ending.