The Chronicles of Narnia (any title): You won the school spelling bee but lost in the second round at the district level. You pretended not to mind (who cares about losing a stupid spelling bee?) but you did. As an adult, you either love or hate C.S. Lewis passionately. There is no middle ground, C.S. Lewis-wise. More
Topic: Young Adult Fiction
Previously: Part I.
Goosebumps (any title): The “tomboy” label stuck with you years after you felt that you’d grown out of it. It didn’t matter how you dressed or how you wore your hair or how quiet and low you pitched your voice; girls never told you their secret crushes and boys never bothered to tease you in the hallways. You wore dozens of thin leather bracelets on each wrist every single day. More
Few things fill a young (or post quarter-life) heart more than the men she meets in the “young adult” books she reads. From Anne of Green Gables to (gulp) Twilight, each page of these books is filled with love, heroism and… kissing. A lot of highly-described, will-they-or-won’t-they kissing. Yes, yes, they support multidimensional heroines and often promote female empowerment and self-discovery, but more importantly, they often take off their shirts. And what lies under those shirts? Pure, post-pubescent hotness.
I present to you The 10 Hottest Men in Young Adult Fiction. More