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Those Hella Cool YA Darlings

YA is, by far, my favorite genre, so I think it's only appropriate I list my favorite MCs. Gals who could literally run da world and one who pretty much will. My list of fabulous MCs is ever-growing, so this may be updated sometime in the future. For now, tell me what you think of these phenomenal chicas and let me know your own!   


I love Mia. Seriously, though, how can you not? Mia will always hold a special place in my heart. To me, the Princess Diaries trilogy is a series purer than gold. When I was in elementary school, my mom used to take me to our town's local bookstore and buy me one of those mini pocket-sized books – the tiny, shrunken, book-to-movie sized ones – and I'd go pretty much go wild. I used to have all twelve but I think they were secretly donated, so whoever signed off on that decision:


Caitlin. Oh, Caitlin. What a doll, honestly. All of Sarah Dessen's MCs hold a special place in my heart but I especially love Caitlin. You just wanna jump into the book and yank her into a hug. If you haven't already, please push Dreamland to top of your TBR. It's so worth it.


Sam is an MC some may find hard to like but she's just another one of my faves. She's part of an all-girl mean clique and they terrorize all of the nation. Kidding. And in YA – so far, at least – Sam is the only mean girl I've seen so well taken care of. Fun fact, BTW, Lauren Oliver actually wrote all of Before I Fall on her BlackBerry. Is that not cool or is that not cool?


I love, love, love, LOVE Hudson. Bittersweet is another one of my all-time favorite YAs. Hudson is a cupcake connoisseur, a champion figure-skater, and a waitress at her mother's diner. So when she crashes (literally) into the wicked cute, fellow ice-skater, Josh Blackthorn, and she takes none of the misogynistic bullshit the hockey team tries to slide her.


I couldn't be more obsessed with Anna. She's awkward, which is nothing I love more in a YA darling, and I hope we see more of this realistic aspect in YA. She's definitely not a “glasses come off and automatically gorgeous” gal either. She loves film, doesn't know a lick of French but does earnestly try, and fawns endlessly over the bilingual masterpiece, St. Clair.


I'm not a fan of too many dystopians but I'm absolutely obsessed with the Rebel Belle series. Plus, the covers are all ultra-gorgeous. Harper is so lovely. She has Southern simplicity, knows how to defend herself, and has a star recipe for hummingbird cake. Could she be anymore charming?


A lot of people don't like Reena, which is a little startling. Katie Cotugno is such a phenomenal writer. Though I hate Sawyer with a fiery passion, I absolutely love Reena. She made terrible decisions but she was so real about them and she'd admit to her occasional shittiness.


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