Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Class of 2012: Popularity Contest

Thanks for joining Katy, Alison, Tracey and me over here at the Class of 2012: YA Superlatives 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!

Today's categories were particularly difficult for me. (And, just in case you need to be reminded, these are the 2012 books I read this year.)

Class Clown
Jason from Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill

This boy was ALWAYS goofing off.

Most Likely to Become a Rockstar
Cole from Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

I've seen a lot of awesome chicks on strings in indie and rock bands lately. I think Cole could turn her killer cello skills into rockstardom, no problem.

Most Likely to Start a Riot
Jared from Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

You guys...I absolutely LOVE Jared. And I can picture him starting some major riot without even realizing what he did. And then making some awesome comment about it.

Biggest Flirt
Leah from Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Leah sure does get her flirt on with a lot of guys in this book. But, really, that's why I read Jennifer Echols in the first place. I love her flirtatious characters!

Fashion Queen
Chloe from Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Corriell

Chloe has a TO DIE FOR vintage shoe collection. *drool*

Girl You'd Most Want for Your BFF
Kami Glass from Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Kami is MY GIRL. Smart, spunky, and sassy, plus fiercely loyal, this girl is pretty much the best friend you could have. (As long as you don't mind that she talks to herself...)

Boy You Wish You'd Dated in High School


Not gonna lie, you guys...I had a crush on quite a few of the boys this year.

Four in Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Bennett in Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Augustus Waters from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Prince Kai in Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Jared from Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Every single Raven Boy from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Colby in The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

But, would any of these boys have dated Teen Jess? Well, that's not the question, now is it?

Most Likely to Become President
Prince Kai in Cinder by Marissa Meyer

He was already next in line to be Emperor, so, really, President would be a downgrade.

Quirkiest Character
A in Every Day by David Levithan

I would call waking up in the body of a different person every day a bit of a quirk, wouldn't you?

Villain You Love To Hate
Brian in Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

So, he's not exactly a villain, but, hot as he is, Brian is Parker's teacher, so...ew, no. Go away, Brian. I don't care how hot you are, you're gross.

Favorite Parental Figure
Blue's Family in The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue's kooky psychic family is the absolute BEST. They were my favorite part out of all of Blue's chapters in this book.

Coolest Nerd
Pawel in The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab

So, Pawel, the cute boy in this book, has this deliciously dorky hobby, but I can't remember if it's a spoiler or not. In fact, I wonder if just mentioning that he has a dorky hobby at all might be a spoiler in itself. I don't know. But he was adorably dorky and I loved him.

If you participated today, leave the link to your Popularity Contest below...then hop around and see what everyone else picked today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for Elements of Fiction!


  1. I very much agree with you about Blue's family in The Raven Boys. Again, there are a lot on your list I'm not familiar with. I think I should just start reading all the contemporary you post about. That might help fill the contemporary void in my life. :)

  2. I loved Blue's family in The Raven Boys so much. And I had forgotten how badly I want to read Welcome Caller, This is Chloe until right now. Must get it!

  3. We both picked Blue's family for Best Parental Figure. They were awesome and totally quirky! I'm not sure how I managed to forget Jason in MEANT TO BE for Class Clown. Whoops! :)

  4. I loved your list of boys you wish you could have dated in high school--maybe we need to nominate YOU as "biggest flirt with fictional characters!" SO many books here I still need to read, though!

  5. AHH! I STILL need to read Unspoken. I've been majorly stalled the past few months though.

    We have a few similar picks..which I expected!

  6. I love all of your YA boy crushes... I'm totally on-board with a lot of them! And UNSPOKEN... That's my next book purchase, for sure.

  7. HA your boy list is amazing! I love all those boys too :) And yes---girls on strings in rock bands is a trend I am so into!

  8. Meant to Be! CANNOT WAIT TO READ IT. Ah, your boy crushes list is awesome. We can share, yes??

    A as quirkiest character is PERFECT. Can't beleive I didn't think of that!

  9. MEANT TO BE is meant to be the next book I buy.
    (Sorry, couldn't help myself!)
    Love your boy list!

  10. I could totally dig Prince Kai for President. Or Emperor, actually :)

  11. I was just squeeing about how I want so badly to be in Kami's Scooby gang because she is beyond awesome and Jared, well, I totally have a crush on him too. Haha. He was actually my runner up for Most Likely to Start a Riot - Ronan just seemed more openly volatile (and I love him too).

    Blue's psychic family was fun, quirky, and cool. I thought they might be TOO MUCH weird, but I ended up really enjoying their presence in the book.

    Also, I approve of your multiple crushes and naming every single Raven Boy. Bravo, lady. ;)

  12. Brian was pretty skeevy. And I could've easily chosen fifty boys I wish I dated - Gansey being one of the top ones. But there was one that always stands out, so I picked him. *sigh*

  13. Oh, I guess picking ALL OF THE BOYS would've been the easiest solution. Good call ;)

  14. I voted for Jason and Chloe too! And on Brian's gross-ness!