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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

YA Superlatives Blogfest: Popularity Contest

Reading Song of the Day: "Popular" by Lil' Wayne featuring Lil' Twist

It's the SECOND day of the AWESOME YA Superlatives Blogfest! You can still join in the fun! Click here for more info on what needs to be done to participate. Also, if you missed out on Day One, check it out here.

Okay, now that all the logistics are out of the way...let's go ahead and discuss popularity plus high school/teenagers. They kinda go hand in hand, right?? The YA novels in 2011 definitely gave us characters who fit into the standard superlative categories for popularity--and we're gonna prove it!

Alright, enough talking, let's get right into the Popularity Contest!

Class Clown: 

David Gershwin in How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain
*Dry and witty--and so likable. We'd sit next to him in every class!*

Most Likely to Become a Rock Star: 

Mandarin in Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
*She goes by her own rules.*

Mostly Likely to Start a Riot: 

Puck in The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

*He'd be the most amused by it.*

Biggest Flirt: 

Chloe in Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
*And she doesn't even apologize for it!*

Fashion King and/or Queen: 

Lola in Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
*She wants to be a fashion designer-duh!*

Girl You’d Most Want For Your BFF: 

Tie between Gretchen in Sweetly by Jackson Pearce and Isabelle Lightwood in City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare.
*Gretchen is strong & faithful to friends & family/ Isabelle kicks a** and she'd stick up for Pam in a fight*

Boy You Wish You’d Dated in High School: 

Tie between Cole in  Forever by Maggie Stiefvater, and Cricket in  Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.
*Cole is the epitome of rock star sexy--he just has swag/Cricket is nerdy & sensitive...and just awesome!*

Most Likely to Become President: 

Tie Between Meghan Chase in The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa and Aries in Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts.
*For Meghan--Duh, look at the title of the book!/Aries took control in a dire situation.*

Quirkiest Character: 

Lola in Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.
*How many other girls do you know who want to wear a Marie Antoinette dress to their school dance?*

Villain You Love to Hate: 

Nate Gray in Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.
*Ok, this guy has no redeeming value--he just made a bada** villain.*

Favorite Parental Figure: 

Tie between Luke Garroway in City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare and Geoffrey Beck in Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
*Luke loves Clary just like she's his own- awww!/Beck was smooth, intelligent, and did what he had to do for his family.*

Coolest Nerd: 

Seth from The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
*He  does whatever he can for Kate to help her solve the mystery (computer nerdery is involved)...and he was so flipping SWEET!*

Popularity Contest done! Did we miss someone--overlook the person that you KNOW deserves to win one of the above categories?? Let us know!


Rebecca B said...

I love that you picked Mandarin as rock star--she would be crazy on stage! Great choices.

Alison Miller said...

I love that everyone's list includes characters from Lola. Gets me more excited about reading it!

Jessica Love said...

Yay Seth! I hope he gets a love interest in the sequel...he needs some love. :-)

And Cole and Cricket sandwich? Yes please!

Krispy said...

I didn't even read LOLA and I wanted to put her in some of these categories just based on what I've heard of her. Haha.

I still have to read the rest of the Wolves of Mercy Falls books! I also want to read Sweetly and The Liar Society.

Katy said...

Great choices, girls! I loved Seth from THE LIAR SOCIETY too, and Cole! Why didn't I think of Cole when I was contemplating the Character I'd Most Want to Date in HS?!

Tracey Neithercott said...

Love these choices! I love your reason for putting Puck in the Most Likely to Start a Riot category. That's so true!!

This was a great list. I haven't read some of these so I'm adding a bunch to my TBR list. First off: How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend. That just sounds funny.

Athena Franco said...

I haven't read "Lola" yet, but now I'm dying to get to it.

KO: The Insect Collector said...

Points for Cole from forever. Yowza!

Christa said...

Seriously, why have you all already read Clockwork Prince?? It came out like 3 minutes ago.
Great choices, girls.

Racquel Henry said...

I NEED to read some of these books so I can have a clue as to what characters you're talking about! LOL. This is a cool way to recap the favorite books read for the year. :)