This week The Broke and the Bookish have asked about our favorite characters in any genre of our choosing. That’s a great idea, but I am going to cheat a little. Today I feel like talking about boys. I feel like I am always making a fuss about some awesome leading lady (and they totally deserve all the love and fuss) and kind of neglect the boys or swoon over them in a romancey way. Well, here are some totally awesome guys who rock in their own right.
1. Will Treaty from The Ranger’s Apprentice John Flanagan. You know how much I love this series, right? And really, it’s not fair to just pick Will because Horace and Halt are equally amazing. I have all the love for all the boys.
2. Ed Kennedy from I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. Ed’s a bit of a loser, but he ends up doing great things. I would totally hang out with him.
3. Sam LaCroix from Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride. Under-achieving smart guy with a totally creepy power? Yup. Also, he’s hilarious.
4. Wade Watts from Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I am almost finished with this book, and I love it. Wade caused a roller coaster ride of emotions for me. Everything from pity to admiration. What a great character!
5. Cassel Sharpe from The Curse Workers series by Holly Black. And here comes the bad boy…
6. Gansey from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I think maybe Blue is supposed to be the main character, but for me, this was all about Gansey and his quest.
7. Doug Swieteck from Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt. I think I may have mentioned before how I feel all the feelings for Doug.
8. Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. Tiny is just a giant bundle of great energy. You have to love him. I think it might be a rule.
9. Ethan Wate from Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. When I first started reading this I was impressed by the fact that the main point of view in this paranormal romance was an average teenaged boy. Nothing unique or weird. It was refreshing. I really should finish this series…
10. Todd from The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness. Oh Todd, through two books you have impressed me. I am afraid and hopeful about what is in store for you in book 3.
Also a great big shout out to Percy Jackson and you will want to check out Flick in How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller. He’s pretty cool.