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Monday, October 6, 2014

TTT: Strong Character-driven YA Novels


1. Looking for Alaska by John Green---Miles, Alaska, The Colonel, and Pudge

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green---Hazel Grace, Augustus, and Isaac

3. If I Stay by Gayle Forman--- Mia and Adam

4. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell---Eleanor and Park; Park's parents

5. Roger and Amy's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson--- um...Roger and Amy!

6. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green---Will Grayson, will grayson, Tiny

7. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan---Lily and Dash!

8. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares---Bridget, Lena, Carmen, and Tibby

9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen---Elizabeth, Jane, Kitty, Mary, Mrs. Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Lydia, Wickham, Mr. Bingley, etc.

10. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen---Marianne, Eleanor, Willoughby, Edward Ferrars, Col. Brandon, etc.


This was a harder list to generate than I thought it would be.

11 comments:

  1. I found this top ten a little difficult to put together at first too. One of Jane Austen's books made it on to my list - she is brilliant at character driven novels!

    Here's my list http://bmariebooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/top-ten-books-for-people-who-like.html

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    1. I hadn't realized until I created this list just HOW character-driven Austen's novels are. For all the other books I could think of three of four of the character names, for the Austen books I put etc because it was too long of a list of characters.

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  2. I can't believe I forgot to add Looking for Alaska and The fault in our stars!!! Great list :)

    Here's my TTT

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    1. I really could have put all of John Green's book on my list. Love him!

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  3. Eleanor & Park made my list this week too. Such distinct characters!

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  4. Jane Austen is characters, I think. I agree with Fault and E&P, too!

    Here's my Best Character-Driven Novels!

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    1. You created a MUCH BETTER list than mine.

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  5. I had a hard time with this list too! There are so many phenomenal characters in YA that I felt awful picking only ten novels. You did a good job though - I've read most of the titles on your list and I agree with you on them! I especially second Will Grayson, Will Grayson - the characters are what really make that book stand out.

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    1. I was a little worried how Will Grayson, Will Grayson would be accepted at my school, but kids love it. Rightly so, too!

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  6. OMG The Fault in Our Stars. That book killed me. It is like a category all of its own.

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

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  7. Not the easiest topic this week. P&P is probably my all time favourite book.

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