I’m way too excited to start this challenge (though a bit belated).

So basically, this is a book challenge that devised myself as a dual 30-Day/15-Week Challenge that blends book selections with a musical theme.  I’m choosing to do the 15-Week version of this particular challenge, with 2 theme days a week.

You can find the original drafted prompts (apart from the graphic above) here: http://rosepetals1984.booklikes.com/post/670300/a-30-day-book-playlist-challenge-

So for the first day of this challenge, I’m asked to think of a favorite book (or books) that feature a rebel character or someone who goes against the status quo.   This is making me think quite a bit because I’m having to think of characters who overcome challenges or beat the odds or are just generally made of awesome.

I’ll highlight four for now, some of these are repeats from the last challenge I completed, but I think they’re worth mentioning:


Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird): I think he, as well as his daughter Scout were rebels against the status quo during a time when racial injustices were very prominent, and he stood out in my mind as a character who held strongly to his ideals and respective fights.

Oscar (The Rose of Versailles):  Oscar rebels in the sense that she fights for the poor and downtrodden during the French Revolution, as she sees the injustices enacted in governmental powers.  She’s also something of a rebel because of her accomplishments with being a female soldier fighting her way through the ranks. 🙂

Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Christo) – Yeah, I consider Dantes a rebel. He rebels against the accusations made against him, he rebels against the people who wronged him, and this is just a classic tale of revenge in more ways than one.

Ida Mae Brown (Flygirl) – In a time of racial prejudices, Ida Mae rebels against the status quo and finds a way to fly.

I think since I missed Tuesday’s intended entry for this week, I’ll do my second post for this week very soon.