Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels
- The List was not one of my absolute favorites, but it was a great premise that focused on a variety of issues. The book alternated between multiple characters, so I think a lot of people would enjoy that when looking for character-driven books.
- Damsel Distressed brought you inside the head of a plus size girl dealing with evil stepsisters and depression. It was great learning about the different issues Imogen dealt with and seeing how she worked through it all. I’d say it’s the most character-driven out of all of the ones on my list.
- Breathe, Annie, Breathe follows a girl dealing with the sudden death of her boyfriend as she trains to finish the marathon he planned to run. I rooted for her the whole time and it inspired me to (maybe) get in shape.
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is character-driven in the sense that all of the characters are amazing and likable.
- The Distance Between Us had a sarcastic and hilarious main character. She’s definitely one of my favorites as far as sense of humor and personality go.
- Before I Fall was the story of a mean girl trying to change her ways as she lived the same day over and over. She died in an accident and slowly learned what her greater purpose was afterwards. She tried to make up for past mistakes and you witness her growth throughout the book.
- Aspen focused on characters heavily, too. Aspen, the main character, was dealing with the aftermath of a mistake she made while trying to get her life back on track. Her friends were HILARIOUS and I wanted to jump in and be friends with them.
- Gone Girl had some morally awful characters that were SO fascinating to read about. Talk about unreliable narrators! You could never tell who to trust and the two main characters totally drove the whole crazy story.
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven was a fascinating book with a really cool premise. When you die, you meet five people in heaven who impacted your life in one way or another – some of them you don’t even remember or never officially met. The concept was SO cool and it was definitely driven by these five people and the main character as he looks for answers.
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