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Admit it. When you’ve been reading a book, you’ve fallen head over heels for a fictional character. Surely, I’m not the only one. It’s amazing how authors tend to write these perfectly imperfect characters that are so easy to fall for. These are some characters that I fell in love with while reading.
7. Clay Jensen
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I know that Thirteen Reasons Why focuses on the story of Hannah, but I really adored Clay and the story that we got to hear from his perspective. I love that he just kind of developed this crush on a girl and watched (non-creepily) from afar until he finally had the courage to dive in. You can tell that he has a big heart, and what more could you want in a leading man?
Matched by Ally Condie
I’m so upset that Cassia (*spoiler alert*) didn’t pick Xander. Seriously, he’s perfect. They grew up together, and they knew everything about each other. He was willing to do anything for her, and she threw that away on a whim. Argh! But enough about Cassia’s stupidity. I love that Xander was still loyal to Cassia even after she screwed him over. You can tell that he’s willing to do anything for those that he loves and the things that he believes in. He joined the rebellion at a young age without a second thought because he stands by his beliefs and his choices. He’s just overall a good guy in my opinion.
5. Prince Maxon
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Aside from him being irrational and quick to jump to conclusions at times, Prince Maxon is as dreamy as you’d expect a prince to be. I wouldn’t want to meet Maxon in the conditions of the books though. I don’t think I could handle all that madness. If I wanted that, I would just hop on over to The Bachelor signups, but no thanks. Maxon is super intelligent and thoughtful, and he’s willing to bend the rules a little bit to make people happy. Hello, Mr. Perfect.
4. Will Blakelee
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
We’ll start with the obvious. He’s obviously hott (two T’s) with an athletic body, so that alone gets him an A++. Beyond that, he’s pretty much perfection. He’s clever and keeps people on their toes. He’s sweet with a heart of gold. Everyone loves him. He’s mysterious. Plus, he’s secretly rich, and doesn’t think he’s better than people because of it. Bonus: He loves animals. I mean, come on! Of course this guy only exists in books.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
What I love about Levi is that he is so imperfect. He’s not the most attractive guy on campus, and he’s not the most intelligent, but he likes what he likes, and he marches to the beat of his own drum. He’s not afraid to express himself and his thoughts, and he doesn’t worry about the opinions of others. Plus, he’s funny. I think that’s a must when it comes to fictional boyfriends. He just has a presence about him, and he can’t walk into a room without you being aware of it. He’s outgoing, and everyone loves him, including me.
2. George Weasley
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Some may go for Harry. Others may go for Ron. Some may even go for Neville, but not this girl. I always adored the twins. Fred and George were always hilarious and confident, and there was certainly never a dull moment with them. In addition to making everyone laugh, they also had big hearts. They were brave and willing to fight alongside Harry against the Dark Lord. They risked their lives for the greater good, and that’s such a beautiful thing. Of course, I love both of the Weasley twins, but as morbid as it sounds, I did choose George over Fred because (*spoiler alert*) Fred doesn’t survive in the end. Sad.
1. Augustus Waters
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
It was impossible for me not to fall in love with Gus. He is seriously everything any girl would want in a guy. He’s honest and says whatever is on his mind. He’s passionate about living life, even though he knows that his days may be numbered. He is funny with a huge heart and is willing to go above and beyond for the people that he loves. Who wouldn’t want that?
What fictional characters have you fallen in love with?