BTT: I Can Haz Hot Books Pleaz?
A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character? Who and what about them did you love?
I think my favorite, recently has been Gale from The Hunger Games. Though he didn’t end up as perfect as I would have liked, for most of the trilogy he was, you know, like to die for swoon-worthy. He was tall, dark and handsome but in a rebel with a very serious, subverting the dominant paradigm cause. He also loved Katniss as a friend as well as a lover, where I feel like most of the other teen romance shenanigans pull the mushy stuff first.
I think that my first lit-crush ever was either Johnny from The Outsiders or Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind. Yes, that was in eighth grade, and no, that’s not why I eventually moved to Atlanta. Really. But seriously, who didn’t love him, hello? By the way, I totally wrote a term paper on how and why Gone with the Wind and The Outsiders are exactly the same story but that’s a tale for a different day. Or never.