I’m beyond excited to see so many of you playing along with the YA Superlative Blogfest. Reading your picks for each category is super fun. Plus, I’m getting a ton of great book recommendations (as if my to-be-read pile needed to get any bigger).
Today, we’re talking about individual characters. And the winners are…
Declan from Notes from the Blender. Declan doesn’t win the title because he goofs off or otherwise makes a spectacle of himself, but because the parts of the story told from his point of view are hilarious.
Adam from Where She Went. Because, I mean, he is a rock star.
Trella from Outside In. She’s tough and instigated a rebellion in Inside Out. If a riot’s going to happen, there’s a good chance she’s inciting it.
Hannah from Sometimes It Happens, who stole her best friend’s boyfriend. Harsh.
Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door. The girl makes her own clothes and dresses up in what can only be described as costumes.
Lil from Don’t Stop Now. Here’s why: She went on a road trip across the country to find her missing best friend.
Jace from Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels. Let’s be serious. High school me wouldn’t have cared about his mood swings. When it comes to YA men, Jace Wayland is one of the hottest. And bantering with him would be the height of fun.
Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I mean, she’s got blue hair, collects teeth for her demon caretaker, falls for an angel, and kicks some serious butt.
The Near Witch in The Near Witch. True, she’s vicious and kidnaps children, but we can’t help feeling sorry for her once we hear her story.
Andy and Nathan from Lola and the Boy Next Door. To be honest, this has something to do with the fact that they’re, um, alive, not addicts, and aren’t neglectful or catatonic. The rest has to do with how awesome they are.
Emily from Vesper: nerd by day, thrill seeker by night.
If you’ve played along on your blog, leave a link to your post below. If not, share your picks for some (or all) of these categories in the comments.
Coming tomorrow: Elements of fiction, including best world-building, loveliest prose, and favorite supporting character.