Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This week's topic:
What supporting character from a YA book would you most like to see star in their own novel?
Let’s see if you can find the common thread running through my choices.
Hassan: Big, lazy, funny, but extremely loyal. He’s the perfect complement to Colin’s seriousness. And I want to see him get the girl. And be loved as much as I love him. A book about Hassan would be off-the-charts HILARIOUS.
PS – would also bowl over other book-loving moms for a novel about the Colonel (Looking for Alaska) or Tiny Cooper (will grayson, will grayson) or Ben Starling (Paper Towns). Similar reasons.
Peeta (Hunger Games) Would just love to get inside his head – when he allies himself with Cato, when he declares his love for Katniss, when she snubs him. When she doesn’t.
And he deserves a whole book because he’s Peeta. That is all.
Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter): I would love to watch his transformation from skittish Hogwarts nerd to Mr. Valiant.
Cash Sterling: He is THE typical guy. Okay, maybe not completely, but when he kisses Lissa and then doesn’t call her because he doesn’t think she wants him to? Twice? Grrr.
Kody Keplinger does an amazing job of getting the reader inside character’s heads that aren’t the mc, but I really want to hear HIS story.
Iggy: He can fly. He’s blind. And he can make a mean chicken cordon bleu. And he likes to blow things up. Yeah. He needs his own series.
Notice what they all shared? Yep. A Y-chromosome. But I do have one female I’d love to see featured in her own story.
Jessica Gaither: She’s so naïve and bouncy and I just want to protect her from all the mean girls. And sprinkle love potion on her when she’s dancing with Harrison. And I would LOVE to see the transformation from gopher freshman to slightly more confident upperclasswoman.
Oooh! Make that two! I would love to see a book about Queen Josephine and her
There are so many more supporting wonderfuls popping into my head. I could go on (and on and on), but I'll be quiet now.
How about you?! What supporting character from a YA book would YOU most like to see star in their own novel?