You know it was bound to happen. I was boy crazy as a teenager, and now that I’m grown up (?) and married (!), I have turned my boycraziness (new word) into fiction boyfriends. Who is awesome enough to make it on my list of ten favorite YA/Middle Grades fiction crushes? Well, you’re about to find out.
- Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Because he is “the boy with the bread”. I really like bread.
- Kartik from A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. Exotic, protective and mysterious. Yes please.
- Will Herondale from Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. He’s British and Victorian. Need I say more?! No, I didn’t think so.
- Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth. Mysterious, strong, and secretly vulnerable. And cute.
- Po from Graceling by Kristen Cashore. His devotion to Katsa is so wonderful. And he’s kinda sexy.
- Eli Stock from Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. Rides bikes competitively and needs help loving again.
- Sam Roth from the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. He’s a wolf and a cute boy wrapped into one. Oh yea, and a musician.
- Jasper Cullen from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. He is sensitive and he has an accent. Of course I like him.
- Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Hilarious, sweet and brave. Oh yeah and they’re wizards. Yes please.
- Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. The annoying boy grows up to be the handsome gentleman. Le sigh…
I can’t finish this post without a shout out to my favorite fictional crushes of all time (not teen fiction).
- Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
- Mr. Thornton from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskill
- Mr. Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Be still my beating heart!