In honor of back to school here are the top 10 YA book characters who would be sharing my lunch table! A lot of these characters are not exactly good people. Back in the day I used to keep my friends tightly compartmentalized. I had my honor's friends and my definitely not honor's friends. This list is a combination of the two lives I lead.
Grayson is lacrosse captain, school royalty and loses it all when it comes out that he is a term paper pimp. Definitely someone I would have had at my table.
2 Leon Harris - Play Me Backwards by Adam Selzer
Leon likes to do the bare minimum at work, school, and life. He just wants to kick it with his best friend Satan er..Stan and hang in the Ice Cave. I think all of us know a Leon!
3 Tess- The Boys of Summer by CJ Duggan
Tess kind of reminded me of a very specific friend so I will say no more in case she ever reads this.
Back in the day I was in honors and all that smarty stuff. I was friends with people just like June! Well except for the living in a dystopian society thing.
5 Kavinsky - The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
While reading The Dream Thieves Kavinsky reminded me SO MUCH of an old friend of mine. I mean down to the fuckweasel. It's like Maggie pulled this guy from my past and gave him a new name.
Violet is quirky and inquisitve. I always liked hanging out with people that were different and more spiritual then myself. I definitely think Violet would be at my table!
7 Jas - Second Star by Alyssa Shienmel
Teenage surfer/drug dealer. Jas and I probably would have been besties. Kavinsky would have rounded out our crazy trio.
8 Lola- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I used to have a friend who dressed just like Lola! She was always in a crazy outfit and I just loved her. I'm actually going to give her a call now =P
I think we all have that one friend who is way richer than the rest of us and we just know he's going to be a politician or change the world someday.
10 Julia - Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Julie is a straight A student who does everything right. I had a few friends who were the super good kid to my bad. I think it evened us out.