Musing Mondays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
What makes you love / hate a character in a book?
Character development is a big issue for me. If the main character doesn't change (or at least learn something important), I'm left wondering what the point of the story was.
A book with a main character I loved was Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. By the end of the story, Sam Kingston was not the same person she'd started out as. Watching her change made me care about her.
A book (series) with a character I hated was Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Bella Swan was essentially the same all the way through (personality-wise, anyway). After four books, I really hadn't formed any attachment to her and was actually rooting for the villain to do away with her. The author couldn't make me care.