Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Soft Boys & Fierce Girls


The Broke and the Bookish make Tuesday's fun (for bookworms!) with their meme Top Ten Tuesday. 

So I lowkey disappeared from the internet. And, trust me, I didn't want too! But public school man ... its killing my motivation. My classes are okay though. I really enjoy English and Art (no surprise hehe) but History is boring and ESPS (science) sucks! I just don't get ESPS and it's SO frustrating because the teacher doesn't understand my struggles. Anyway, school has been a setback but I'm here now, ready for another TTT roundup. 

This TTT prompt is all about characters! The only guideline is to feature a group of certain characters. I have decided to share my top 5 favorite pure teen boys and top 5 rebel teen girls. Let's see if you know any...

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SOFT BOYS:

 

Simon Snow
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell | FANART

Simon Snow? Don't you mean Cinnamon Roll? (get it?? because he's so swee- ok i'll stop) I fell in love with Simon and his story by the first paragraph. He's naive and confused but cares so much about his school and friends. He never took a violent turn with his magic either. He just wanted to understand it. :,)

 

Reid Wertheim
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli | FANART

Reid is not only pure but awesome?! He loves Tolkien, works for his lovely parents, walks his cat and appreciates a good conversation. He also loves Cadbury eggs (same). He is a little shy but, when you become his friend, he'll help you with anything.

 

Noah Sweetwine
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson | FANART

BRB CRYING BECAUSE OF NOAH SWEETWINE. He's like a soft, artistic emo. He had a rough childhood and then an angsty teen life but he still stays to himself?! He expressed his feelings into art and adored his crush. Things weren't easy with his family but, in the end, he cared deeply for them. <3

 

Adam Parrish
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater | FANART

Of course Adam Parrish is on this list! He's incredibly wholesome and so dedicated to his educatation and friends. He's a very independent character (and ends up so tired) but he'll take any advice. He also had a toxic relationship with his parents but he a) didn't let them define him and b) made the brave decision of cutting them out of his life. 

 

Wylan Van Eck
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | FANART

Wylan first broke my heart. His father treated him terribly, his mother wasn't able to take care of him and he (in the begining) always doubted his intelligence and kept quiet. But during Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom, I saw him grow into a spirited boy who never lost his genuine soul. So proud of you Wylan!!


Honorable Mentions: Finn from Bone Gap, Solomon from Highly Illogical Behavior and Newt from Fantastic Beasts.

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FIERCE GIRLS:

 

June IParis
Legend by Marie Lu | FANART

June is such a powerful female! She proves my statement by her actions, but also her decisions. She left her only family/allies to pursue in what she believed in. I mean?! A round of applause for June please. She also took it in her own hands to solve her brother's murder. Holy moly ya'll.

 

Iko
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate | FANART

Okay sure, Iko is technically an android. But, she possesses human traits and a forceful personality. She's all about charming personalities, girl power and fierce friendships. In her standalone graphic novel (!!!), we see her make some great and bad independent actions. But I think her mistakes made her more human. You go Iko!

 

Alex Ridgemont
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia | FANART

Alex isn't your typical heroine; she's a red haired teenager girl who deals with schizophrenia. I found Alex very fierce because of her mental illness. Now, I'm not asking you to pity her- I'm asking you to understand her struggles/decisions/actions based on her mental illness. Almost everyday, she questioned if an object, person and/or memory ever existed in her life. There is one point in Made You Up that shocked me and, which, Alex suffers deeply from. But she got up again to deal with another day. I absolutely loved Alex and her story!

 
Starr Carter
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | FANART

They are MANY bold moments in THUG, one being Starr herself. Starr won't take incomplete action or decision for an answer - she would want a straight, clear answer! But she wasn't always like this. Starr made very human mistakes in her novel, but she built herself up from her mistakes. She challenges herself, tries not to doubt herself and made herself a leader.

 

Kady Grant
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | FANART

I generally think Kady is an underrated character. I mean, how could you miss the pink hair?! Anyway, this girl goes through everything during an intergalactic space war. A breakup, grief, anger, sadness, loneliness ... but she grows over that. She becomes more confidence and stable in her book.


Honorable Mentions: Dimple from When Dimple met Rishi, Julia from You're Welcome, Universe and May from I Am Princess X.


Happy Tuesday bookaholics! Who are YOUR favorite YA pure boys and brave girls? Would you fight an intergalactic space war? Cadbury eggs: yeah or nah? Let's chat about it!


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