Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Class of 2011: Popularity Contest

Thanks for joining us over here at the Blogfest again for the popularity contest! The linky is at the bottom, so add your link and the then hop around to visit everyone's blog!

As for my picks, this was particularly difficult for me, because I found myself wanting to put Lola and Crocket from Lola and the Boy Next Door for every single category, and what fun is that? So, I put them where I wanted to, because I didn't want to LIE, but then I added another choice as well. Otherwise this would have been really boring.

So, I'm sorry for the multiple votes, you guys, but in some cases I just couldn't pick. I know the point of this is picking ONE favorite, but I really just couldn't. I'm terrible at making decisions.

Class Clown
Zusana from Daughter of Smoke and Bone

I loved Zusana, and I would love to sit next to her in class. But as a teacher, I would hate to have her in my class. You know she would be making snarky comments the entire time, which is awesome if you are sitting next to her, and not so awesome if you are trying to keep everyone in line.

Most Likely to Become a Rock Star
Well, Adam in Where She Went and Cole in Forever actually WERE rock stars, so I guess they don't count, right?

Noah Shaw from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Not really for any musical ability or talent, but just because he has the rockstar look and attitude down pat. 

Mostly Likely to Start a Riot
Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone
I wouldn't mess with this girl. Not even for a second.

Biggest Flirt
Noah Shaw from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
He was almost on the skeezy side of flirting at the beginning of this book, but I'll forgive skeezy flirting when it's done in an English accent.

Fashion King and/or Queen

Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door

It would be ridiculous if Lola wasn't on this list, since fashion is her THING

Evie from Supernaturally
It's not just those gorgeous dresses on the book covers...Evie wears some seriously cute clothes inside the book, too.

Girl You’d Most Want For Your BFF
I couldn't pick just one for this one. I tried, but, well, you know.

Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door

I want to raid her closet and eat her dad's pies.
Ashely from Moonglass

We already live so close, it would be very easy for us to hang out. If you didn't love Ashely, I really have nothing to say to you.
Nicole (Miss Colorado) from Beauty Queens

I just really liked Nicole. She was the most down-to-earth without being a whiner, and she would be a lot of fun to hang out with. I liked a lot of the Miss Teen Dream girls, but Nicole was really my favorite.

Cat from Shine

If I was ever the victim of a violent crime I know she wouldn't rest until the mystery was solved and my attack was avenged, even if we hadn't even spoken in years. That's the kind of friend you want on your side.
Boy You Wish You’d Dated in High School

Cricket Bell from Lola and the Boy Next Door
What can I say? I love the tall, gangly nerds next door.
Cole from Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
What else can I say? I also have a thing for the rockers.

Four from Divergent

What ELSE can I say? I have a thing for...guys who have numbers for a name

Most Likely to Become President
Tris from Divergent

She would be a favorite of the public because of her Abnegation qualities, but then she would kick the butt of everyone who needs a butt kicking with her Dauntless qualities. This is what America needs...a Divergent president!

Quirkiest Character
Deb from What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Deb reminded me of Tracy Flick from Election, which should tell you everything you need to know about her. She stole every scene she was in in this book. 
Villain You Love to Hate
Warner from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
You guys, I know I'm supposed to despise Warner, but I find him so strangely sexy. I spent this entire book thinking, "Just KISS HIM Juliette! You know you want to do it! If you don't, I will!" Yeah, there is clearly something wrong with me, because dude is insane.

Favorite Parental Figure

Lola's dads in Lola and the Boy Next Door

Best parents in YA!
Brimstone from Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Oh, Brimstone! I loved you from the inessential penis speech and grew to love you more and more throughout the book! Everyone needs a father figure like Brimstone.

Coolest Nerd

Cricket Bell from Lola and the Boy Next Door

Build me something, Cricket!

Seth from The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker

I have a soft spot for the gingers. Especially the loyal gingers. (Not to be confused with Royal Gingers...but I love them, too.)

Whew. That was tough. Luckily tomorrow's choices, Elements of Fiction, are a little easier. What do you think of my choices?
We were going to keep one linky for the whole blogfest, but it looks like people were entering their individual pages, so we'll just keep that going. Link to your Popularity Contest post here, then hop around and check out everyone else's choices!


  1. Love your choices! I had some similar ones. And all this talk about LOLA - it's next on the TBR!!!

  2. Great picks! I forgot all about Noah for the rockstar category, I completely agree!

  3. I LOVE all the Daughter of Smoke and Bone winners here! :) :) Karou would totally start a riot.

  4. Love your choices! I could've picked Lola for almost every category, too. Love that character, love that book.

  5. You know what's sad? I've only read one of the books on your list. :-( I have so much catching up to do.

  6. Okay...can you get out of me and Pam's heads?? We have so many similar choices! We were going to add Cricket for Coolest Nerd, too--but we stuck with Seth. And very smart choices for Boy You Would've Dated in High School--we were so mad that we forgot to add Four :(. And now I really, really want to read SHINE!

    Seriously, the three of us should be best friends :D

  7. Adam and Cole count for anything rock star related, in my opinion!

  8. I haven't read everything you've listed, but from the ones I know---great choices!

  9. I love your choices. I totally forgot about Warner from Shatter Me. He's PERFECT for that category!

  10. LOL, your comment about LOLA. I haven't even read that book, but I found myself wishing I had because it seemed like the characters would fit so many of these categories (from what I know of them). You are also not alone in being indecisive. Granted, I have a co-blogger, but we couldn't pick just 1 each for some of our categories.

    Most importantly, you took the words right out of my mouth for Warner (because I kind of love him too): "Yeah, there is clearly something wrong with me, because dude is insane." My co-blogger just sighed at me and said, "You and your sketchy dudes."

  11. LOVE your choices, Jess! I wish I would have thought to pick Ashley from MOONGLASS for a BFF. That girl could have been so cliche and one-demensional, but she ended up being one of my favorite characters!

  12. I totally forgot about Noah for biggest flirt! What a fantastic pick, because seriously, that boy is a flirting KING.

  13. Great picks! I love Karou for most likely to start a riot. Seriously!

  14. I wanted to put Lola and Cricket down for all my choices too. They're just so awesome!