Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, a state that you don't have to worry about being deprived of more books as long as you're near a library. ;) This week's Top Ten is:
Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Mean Girls in Books
1. Reina from Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series - She is the epitome of were-witches simply because she was manipulative and cruel, doing anything possible to give herself more power.
2. Hatsumomo from Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha - The woman nearly burned down a building just because she was no longer "top dog" of her house!
3. Bellatrix Lestrange from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Crazy as all get-out and she uses magic. Can you say dangerous combination?
4. Mommy Fortuna from Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn - This witch managed to capture a unicorn, one of the most pure and innocent of creatures, and put her on display in her Midnight Carnival. That's pretty low.
5. Witch of the Waste from Diana Wynne Jones' Howl's Moving Castle - Jealous of anyone who dared to be courted by the wizard Howl, she transforms Sophie into an elderly state.
6. MacKenzie Hollister from Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Diaries series - You've probably known this girl, the popular rich girl who thinks that she is the be-all and end-all judge on who is "cool" and who isn't. She's really the girl who needs to receive paddlings.
7. Didi Badina from Anne McCaffrey's Acorna The Unicorn Girl - The woman is involved in child slavery and prostitution of older children. If that's not mean and cruel, I don't know the meaning of the word.
8. Astrid from Annette Curtis Klause's Blood and Chocolate - She is one werewolf who is totally off her rocker, an excellent combination of Reina and Bellatrix.
9. The Trickster goddess from Beth Hilgartner's Colors in the Dreamweaver's Loom - You have to admit when you're dealing with gods or goddesses, they can blow hot and cold. This Trickster is no different though she seems to delight in causing others suffering even after they do her bidding.
10. Heather from Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak - Like MacKenzie Hollister, this girl is another one you might have known, namely the girl who was your friend until someone better came along. Then, she'd drop you like yesterday's newspaper.
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