Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday: YA Characters

It's time for another Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival hosted by the lovely ladies of YA Highway.
This week's question: 

Which non-YA character would you love to see in a YA book (as his/herself)?


Haymitch from The Hunger Games - I know we get a taste of what Haymitch's experiences in the Games were like when Katniss watches his tapes, but I'd love to see pre-Games Haymitch, and how he transforms into the broken man we get to know in the trilogy.

Spencer from Suite Scarlett - Spencer, Scarlett's brother, is college-age during the Scarlett books, but, honestly, this guy stole the show for me. I'd love to read a book just about Spencer and his high school antics...and I'd love to see him in a romantic plotline, too! It made me sad that, as her brother, he was obviously not an appropriate love interest for Scarlett. I would love to see high school Spencer woo-ing a girl.

Geoffrey Beck from Shiver / Linger / Forever - Beck is the most fascinating character in the Wolves of Mercy Falls books, and I would love to see a glimpse of his life when he is Sam's age.

Who would you like to see as a YA character?

10 comments:

  1. Ooh, I would LOVE to see a book about Haymitch. Or at least a short story. Or something. Have you seen the fan video made about Haymitch's Games? It's pretty awesome.

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  2. Interesting question. I'd definitely like to know more about Beck, too. One of the things I enjoyed about the Harry Potter series was that Rowling gave us insights into many of the adult characters' earlier lives--Dumbledore and Snape, especially.

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  3. Haymitch is a genius pick. So many characters in HG could be spinoff into their own stories, but he would be the most compelling, I think.

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  4. Whoa, Haymitch would be GREAT to see as a teen. Good choice!

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  5. Mary's older brother Jed (or her parents) from The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I'm fascinated by the world that Carrie Ryan created and I'd love to just learn more about how it developed (though realistically, that means I want a book about Mary's great-great-great-grandmother ... ok, that too.) Jed would be especially interesting since he's only a little bit older than Mary, but much more beaten down by their world than she is.

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  6. Speaking of Haymitch as a teen, have you seen this video? http://hungergamesmovie.org/1812/fanmade-video-of-the-hunger-games-the-second-quarter-quell/

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  7. Haymitch would be an amazing YA character! He's so scarred in the Hunger Gamees Trilogy... it would be fascinating to see exactly why.

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  8. Ooooh! Did not even consider Haymitch, but yes! Would love to see his teen years. I've never read Suite Scarlett. Sounds like I'm missing out!

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  9. More evidence that we are the same person: the first person to pop in my head was Beck after reading this week's prompt. I love his character so much, I wish we could have seen a little more of him.

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  10. I thought Hunger Games was YA. (Haven't read it, but I'm going by the statements of friends who have.) Are we separating genre-YA from straight YA?

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