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Booklist: Quirky Characters

May 3rd, 2008 (04:10 pm)

Current Mood: quixotic
Current Song: Headstrong by Ashley Tisdale

Quirky is good in my book. Whenever someone calls me quirky, I say, "Thank you."

My favorite quirky girls in contemporary teen lit include:

Emily in Tips for Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend and Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) by Carrie Jones

Tess in Lost It by Kristen Tracy

Alice MacLeod in Alice, I Think and the books which follow it by Susan Juby

Zoe in A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

Frankie in The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

My favorite quirky fellas from contemporary teen lit include:

Charlie in A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian

Parker in The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

Some of my all-time favorite books have utterly fantastic headstrong characters:

Anne Shirley from the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery

Turtle from The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Please refrain from mocking Anne's hair color or tugging on Turtle's braid.


Posted by: Sarah Prineas (sarah_prineas)
Posted at: May 4th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)

Oh! What about D.J. in The Dairy Queen? Such an odd, interesting character...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 4th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)

I liked D.J. well enough, but she's not one of my favorites. I do have her on my Hey There, Sports Fan booklist!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 4th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)

What a fabulous list! Some of these I haven't read, but now I want to solely because of quirky characters. I've never been called quirky but would definitely consider it a compliment. :-) And I love that you included Anne Shirley...she's such a spunky character.


Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 4th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)

Thanks! :)

Posted by: leilathegreat (leilathegreat)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)

And never, ever mock Anne's hair color AND tug on her braid!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)


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