The Listicle Tag: Top 5 Protagonists with Physical Disabilities

Hey guys! I was tagged by Angelica @thebookcover girls to do this tag! Thank you so much, Angelica! Do check out her awesome blog!


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Ok so, this tag needed some thinking, but I was able to come with 5 characters after a few minutes. Regardless, this tag was so much fun to do!



  • Create your own listicle tag, using the prompt from the person who tagged you.
  • Tag the creator of the post (not-so-modern-girl!) so that she can read all your brilliant posts and see how the joy of listicles is being spread.-
  • Nominate as many people as you want!
  • Set those 5 people the subject/prompt of their listicle post!


Top 5 Protagonists with Physical Disabilities


Maddy from Everything, Everything


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Maddy obviously had to be on the list! Everything, Everything is one of my favorite books of all time and the movie didn’t disappoint me as well! Maddie suffers from SCID (Severe combined immunodeficiency) and basically is allergic to everything. She hasn’t left the house for seventeen years and longs to explore the world outside. She hasn’t met anyone physically other than her mother and nurse and spends most of her time online. This book is honestly so cute and I highly recommend it for YA Contemporary readers!

Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars


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How could I leave out Hazel?! I’m sure most of you guys know already, but Hazel has lung cancer and is able to survive only because of an experimental drug called Phalanxifor. I admire Hazel for her beautiful personality and the book (and movie) is one of my favorites!

Auggie from Wonder


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Although I read this book many many years ago, I still remember falling in love with it! Auggie has a facial deformity, which he calls mandibulofacial dysostosis. This book is just so so beautiful and I’m planning on re-reading it before the movie!

Lexi from Mindspeak


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I read this book a few years ago and it was one of my favorite series back then. It was definitely an enjoyable read, but then it got boring. Anyway, Lexi has the ability to read minds, but whenever she does, her nose starts to bleed (cringey, right??) I know that it isn’t exactly a physical disability, but it is something hehe!

Ava from The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender


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Ok, so I know that this isn’t exactly a physical disability too… but it was something closest to it that I could find… The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is also one of my all time favorite novels. Ava is born with wings and there isn’t any explanation as to why. This book starts with the story of her great grandmother and explores all their strangely beautiful lives. I highly recommend this one too!

The topic I chose: Top 5 Portrayals of Mental Illness in YA novels

I tag:

Satou Johns @inkishkingdoms
Anna @mybookishdream
Katie @readwithkatie
Amna @bookishendeavors
Jill @booknerdreads

Thanks for reading everyone!

14 thoughts on “The Listicle Tag: Top 5 Protagonists with Physical Disabilities

  1. Great answers! I know a lot of people thought it was hard to come up with characters that fit that description of having physical disabilities bu you had great picks. I have been meaning to read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. I hear nothing but great things about it. I’ll have to get to it soon!

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  2. You watched the movie Everything Everything already? I still have yet to see it. The book is not really my favorite, mainly because of the instalove and the love moved way too fast. I haven’t read the other books you mentioned here but I’m glad to know more titles πŸ™‚

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  3. I have heard so many amazing things about The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender and I definitely want to check that book out. Thank you for tagging me! πŸ™‚

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  4. AHhhh, I LOVE this! Thanks so much for tagging me Namitha! I enjoyed Everything Everything and The Fault In Our Stars is one of my favourite books! Wonder was soooo cute, can’t wait for the movie, I started crying just watching the trailer 😭 I haven’t heard of MindSpeak but I own The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, I need to get to it soon!

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    1. Thanks! And ur welcome 😊 TFIOS is one of my favourites too😍…. I still haven’t seen the trailer for wonder because I don’t want to cry 😒 …. u should really get to the strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava lavender! Mindspeak is okay for me, i really liked it when I was younger though… but the plot is pretty cool

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