Ugh, I’m not thrilled with that post title, but you get the idea, right? I like this post topic, but I was struggling on the title so I went with the prompt. Oh well
Anyway, these are the characters that I’ve worried about, fell in love with, and just plain wish were my friends. Which characters do you want to check in with?
Lakshmi from Sold by Patricia McCormick–How could you *not* want to check in with her after what she went through?! And by the way, did you know that Sold was made into a movie? I only just found out about this.
Felton from Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach–Felton will always make this kind of list because he’s such an authentic character. I’m With Stupid leaves us in a good place with Felton, but I still want to know how he’s doing in college.
Violet from The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting–I still think there’s need to be a fifth book so I truly know how Violet is doing. I love that story, I love Violet as a character, and I love her relationship with Jay.
Eleanor and Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell–That ending! I really need to know what’s going on with these two because I love them and their story SO MUCH!
Samantha Reed and Jase Garrett from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick–My adult, rational side knows that most teen relationships don’t last forever, but the YA reader side of me hopes that they do last forever. Hopefully in The Boy Most Likely To, Fitzpatrick’s companion to My Life Next Door, she gives us a glimpse into Samantha’s and Jase’s lives.
Rafe from Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg–Rafe’s a smart and funny and I simply need to catch up with him. He endures so much in this story.
Sutter from The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp–Sutter is on this list mainly because the ending left me wondering what really happened to him. It read like an ending that could purposely be interpreted in different ways.
Ethan from Dead to You by Lisa McMann–What the heck happened to Ethan?! If you’ve read this book then you completely understand that question.
D.J. from the Dairy Queen series by Catherine Gilbert Murdock–Even though D.J. and I don’t have much in common, I know I’d be friends with her. I grew so attached to her and her family that I would love to know how all of them are doing. I want to know how D.J.’s doing in college, in particular.
Reagan and Lilah from Open Road Summer by Emery Lord–I loved this book. A big reason why I enjoyed this so much is because of Reagan and Lilah’s friendship. Besides the country music star aspect, their friendship is one that many readers will relate to. I mentioned it in my review, and I still think that Emery Lord should write a book from Lilah’s point of view.