YA Characters that I Would Like to Be

Whenever I read a book, I tend to find characters that I would love to be. Most of the time, the characters have magical powers and are totally badass. Other times, the characters live everyday lives but are badass as well. Since I envy many characters in books, I decided to shorten my list to only five people. Here are my characters that I want to be.

Anna from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

In Anna and the French Kiss, Anna gets sent off to boarding school in Paris. What teenage girl wouldn’t want to be sent off to live in Paris for a year? If I was her, I would be having the time of my life. To make her life more awesome, she meets Étienne St. Clair. Étienne St. Clair is a beautiful character who I wish existed. Being Anna would mean I get to live in Paris for a year and date Étienne St. Clair! That would be perfect!

Katy from Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Katy is one of my favorite YA protagonists. Not only do I like that she is a book blogger, she is badass as well. To top it off, she gets to date Daemon and hang out with aliens. Daemon is my top book boyfriend. If I ever dated him, I would die a happy girl.

Ella from The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

Not only does Ella have a cute and nerdy boyfriend, Ella has an awesome group of friends. Ella and her friends spend the whole night doing fun stuff and enjoying life. To have a night like they had makes me want to be her. Even though there was drama throughout the book, I still think her character has great potential.

Paige from The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Paige is a character who matures greatly throughout the story. Despite her misfortunes, Paige has many blessings. Paige is intelligent, has a supportive group of friends, a family who loves her deeply, and a caring love interest. Even though she doesn’t have super powers or lives a daring life, Paige has everything she could want.

Juliette from Shatter Me Series by Taherah Mafi

Juliette is my favorite character of YA. She develops massively throughout the story! At first, Juliette is whiney and weak but then she embraces who she is to become a fierce heroine. Not to mention, her super power is awesome. Her touch is a weapon! How cool is that?! Not only is she tough and an incredible leader, she winds up with the swoon-worthy love interest. Their relationship is adorable and he is madly in love with her. If I could be anyone in the universe, I would be her.

Those were my top five choices. Surprisingly, this choice was easy because most of my favorite characters have sad pasts or conflicts. If you were any YA character, who would you be, and why?


One thought on “YA Characters that I Would Like to Be

  1. Jorelene says:

    This is such a cute idea!! There are so many times when I’m reading a book and would do anything to be the protagonist since it’s so different than my routine life, but I don’t usually let myself dwell on it too much…

    That being said, I definitely agree on wanting to be Anna and Juliette. Both of those books completely dragged me in and I enjoyed them immensely. It’s mainly because of Anna and the French Kiss that I want to visit Paris and head down to a local shop to drink a coffee with a bakery goodie (while reading a book, of course). That just sounds like heaven.


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