YA Superlatives Blogfest

Class of 2013: YA Superlatives, Day 2

Jessica LoveKaty UppermanTracey Neithercott, and Alison Miller are hosting the YA Superlatives Blogfest again this year, which is a chance for us all to highlight our favorite 2013 reads. Stay tuned this week to find out which C2013 Buttonawesome books you need to read!

Day Two: Popularity Contest

Class Clown — Thorne from Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Thorne was my favorite new character from the Lunar Chronicles. He was unfailingly cheery despite being a fugitive unwittingly tied up in Cinder’s problems, not to mention his tendency to make jokes any time and any place. I could easily picture him playing pranks or sassing teachers were he a high school student.

A relieved grin filled up Thorne’s face. “We’re having another moment, aren’t we?”

“If by a moment, you mean me not wanting to strangle you for the first time since we met, then I guess we are.”

Most Likely to Become a Rock Star — Jeb from Splintered by A.G. Howard

It’s been many, many months since I read Splintered, but I seem to recall Jeb being pierced and whatnot. He’d probably fit in as a rock star, then. Plus he has girls fighting over him, so there’s that. But, most importantly, he’s an artist, so if he was into writing, he’d probably produce some awesome lyrics.

“I’m going to fall in love with an artist. And we’ll have two kids and live in the country. A quiet life, so we can hear our muses and answer when they call.”

Tipping up my chin to meet his gaze, he gives me a tender, starlit smile – one that melts my insides. “I like your version better.”

Most Likely to Start a Riot — Day from Prodigy by Marie Lu

Because obviously.

All it takes is one generation to brainwash a population and convince them that reality doesn’t exist

Biggest Flirt — Maxon from The Elite by Kiera Cass

Despite his claims to have little experience with women, Maxon has enough game to make even Day jealous.

“We danced. Remember? I was so proud to have you there, in my arms,in front of other people. Even if you did look like you were having a seizure.”

Fashion King and/or Queen — America’s Designers from The Elite by Kiera Cass

I have serious problems with these books, but I do love all the descriptions of clothes. Say what you will about America; she rocks a fierce wardrobe. And that is thanks to the people who design it, because as she has made abundantly clear, fashion isn’t really her forte.

I pranced around the room like a blind moose, but what I lacked in grace I made up for in effort.

Girl You’d Most Want for Your BFF — Allyson from Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Allyson gets super into Shakespeare, and she’s probably going to end up studying literature or theater or something. Which means she’ll be bookish and/or artistic, both people I want to be friends with.

What is the real question is not whether to be, but how to be?

Boy You Wish You’d Dated in High School — Roar from Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Roar is super sweet and loyal, and has a sense of humor. Sold.

Roar’s smile widened. “I know. You missed me.”

She rolled her eyes. “It’s barely been three weeks since I last saw you.”

“Miserable stretch of time,” he said.

Most Likely to Become President — Elisa from The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

Elisa is determined. That, combined with her belief in herself and the fact that she genuinely cares about her people, would make her a formidable opponent. She’d have the popular vote, for sure.

“…I won’t pretend to love her the way you do. But I do owe her my life and my honor. I am Joyan now. And we are, all of us, filthy liars.”

Quirkiest Character — Ryan Dean West from Winger by Andrew Smith

Ryan Dean stuck out enough being a fourteen-year-old high school junior, but he wasn’t afraid to be his goofy self, which just made him that much more awesome.

…also, it just occurred to me I could’ve used this book for my favorite comedy. Consider it awarded.

Villain You Love to Hate — Vaughn from Sever by Lauren DeStefano

But seriously, though, this dude.

Who were your favorite characters from 2013?

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7 thoughts on “Class of 2013: YA Superlatives, Day 2”

  1. I almost listed THE ELITE under a couple of categories, but like you, I kind of have issues with these books (despite the fact that I gobble them up like Skittles). You are so right about the fashion, though. You have a handful of books on this list that I plan on reading sometime in the coming weeks. Can’t wait!

  2. I’m with Jess: Allyson and College Katy are pretty much indistinguishable. I’m not sure a friendship would work. I did love reading about her, though! Also, I love how you used quotes to illustrate your choices. Very smart, Steph. 🙂

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