Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Our Favorite Realistic Teenage Characters

Heeelllllllo out there book blog people. Today we are participating in Top Ten Tuesday, but tweeking this week's topic a bit. Rather than our top ten favorite characters in any certain genre, we went with our top ten favorite realistic teenagers, individuals we could imagine existing (and often wish did). This was harder than we though--apparently lot of the books we read are full of crazies.

Goosie Mama:
1. Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Leviathan only because I want so much for him to be real and be my best friend.
2. Lennie from The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson- what teenager do you know doesn't hide under trees from time to time?

Crazy Camper:
3. Danny from Bonechiller  by Graham McNamee.  Life is not going easy for Danny, but he altogether seems very, very normal, in spite of the soul sucking monster of the winter chasing him.
4. Graves from Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow. Ignore the unrealistic aspect of his punk self living in the mall, and he seems pretty normal. (Graves 4-eva!! -Grad Student)

Grad Student:
5. Amy Goodnight from Texas Gothic , witch or not, she seems so hilariously normal
6. Kaleb from the Hourglass series by Myra McEntire. Boys really do hide their feelings and get drunk, lets be real.  (and I wish he was real. SWOON).
7. Gansey, Adam and Ronan from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. They seem like a real crew of boys, teasing and breaking things but caring about each other under it all.
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The Raven Boys (and Blue!) by the oh so talented Stiefvater via 
Want to get involved with these reads? See our reviews of Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow, Timepiece by Myra McEntire, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan, Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore, and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. As always a big cheers of our whiskey sours to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting TTT, our fav weekly book blog meme!


  1. Yay no.7! :D I adore that book sooo much.
    Here's my TTT :)

  2. Kaleb and Graves! Nice spin on the topic!

  3. I APPRECIATE YOU, TINY COOPER! Now please, be my friend.

    And The Raven Boys, oh man, that's a great one. Each tragic but still strong-willed in their own way. I'd love to be a part of that crew.

  4. Haven't read many of these, but several are on my list. Great picks! Now following you via GFC, btw. :D
    My TTT


    I would also like for him to be real so he can be my best friend.

    ooooo, I still need to read The Raven Boys, and Strange Angels and Texas Gothic and Timepiece. Alas.

  6. This list is awesome, just like Dutch applesauce! lol. Graves! Woohoo! I adore Graves. He's so grumpy. lol.

    J'adore Happy Endings

  7. i really need to read Raven Boys and Texas Gothic. Great list. :) ~daphne

  8. How could I forget Tiny?? And I love all those Raven Boys.

  9. Gah I really need to finish Texas Gothic! I started it a long time ago, but never got around to finishing it! Great list!

    Here's My TTT


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