Thursday, May 16, 2013

More Please: Quirky Characters

YA is full of diverse family lives: dead parents, alive parents, divorced parents, straight parents, gay parents, adopted parents, one sibling, dead get the idea.

But in my opinion what we need more of are crazy/quirky families that make me laugh and wonder why humans are actually so dull. Like the characters in Arrested Development.

Maybe not even quirky families. Why not just quirky friends? Yes, guys, I am ready for some more comedy in my books. It's almost exclusively what I watch these days and I love it. Mostly for these weird characters I keep talking about.

Some books I can think of that have characters like these: The Raven Boys, Welcome Caller This Is Chloe, Past Perfect, Swim The Fly...and...well, that's all I can think of. What are some of your favorite books with crazy fun characters? Give me recommendations!



  1. Stephanie Perkins has some great characters as do Robin Benway in Also Known As and Laini Taylor with her Daughter of Smoke & Bone series. Those have some of the best and funniest characters I've read in a while :D

  2. Me, Earl and the Dying Girl! :) I just started it and I'm about 6 chapters in.


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