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If YA Characters Read YA

I’m a huge fan of mash-ups! I’m not at all ashamed to say that I have a weakness for crossover fanfiction. Which Hogwarts house would Cress from the Lunar Chronicles be sorted into? (Hufflepuff, probably.) Which Disney princess would make a good Companion for the Doctor? (My picks: Belle for Ten and Rapunzel for Eleven.)

It’s so fun to imagine how our favorite characters from one thing would interact with our favorite characters from another. So what if our fave YA characters could read each other’s books?


Aly from Trickster’s Choice would read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

trickster's crows

For one thing, Nawat would be very excited/intrigued that she was reading a book about crows (or so he would assume from the title). And since Aly is kickass and builds an entire spy network from scratch, she could definitely appreciate the cunning and ingenious plans Kaz and his crew pull off. But then she would be super disappointed that she couldn’t recruit Inej for her own.


Bridget from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants would read Goldfish

sisterhood of the traveling goldfish

Sports? Check. A plucky heroine? Check. Lots of laughs? Check. Hot dudes? Check, check and check. Bee would be all over this one! And then she’d definitely try to get Lena, Tibby and Carmen to read it too.


Cath from Fangirl would read All the Feels

fangirl feels

Of course, Cath’s first love will always and forever be Simon Snow. But she would totally understand exactly how Liv feels throughout the book, fangirl to fangirl. Character obsession, the pressure of online fandom, and uncertainty in her love life? She knows ALL THOSE FEELS.


Your turn, Swooners! Which YA books would some of your favorite YA characters read?

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