This week in YA Highway:
Of course, the Potter world provides a wealth of awesome secondary characters. My Potter pick would absolutely be Hermione. She’s strong, smart, and she hits Draco in the face. After the last movie, I found this article and, although it’s satire, it really spoke to what a series about Hermione could be about: In Praise of Joanne Rowling’s Hermione Granger Series
BUT! This isn’t just about Potter. There are so many more secondary characters that I would love to read about:
Jonah Griggs from Jellicoe Road.
Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games.
Marcus Flutie from the Jessica Darling series.
Will Kellar from The Luxe.
It’s probably pretty clear from this list that I want to read boy-centric romances. Love stories, in general, are my Kryptonite, but I LOVE reading about boys pining after girls. I’m not sure what the difference is, really. Maybe it’s because I have experienced the whole girl pining after boy thing (over and over) IRL, but books/movies are the only way I can get an inside perspective of a boy pining for a girl. And, let’s face it, it’s freaking adorable when boys are in love.