These are some of my favorite guys from young adult books. These aren’t exactly the best characters or the most complex. They are more based on my personal opinion about which guys would make the best boyfriends.
Park from Eleanor and Park
Let’s get real here, Park would make an amazing boyfriend for a number of reasons. He loves The Cure, The Smiths, and a ton of other cool punk rock bands which he introduces to Eleanor. He even lets her borrow his walkman which is like the best thing a guy could possibly do. He also reads really awesome comic books. In addition, he basically crushes every single Asian stereotype that’s ever existed which you gotta love him for. He says the most swoon worthy things to Eleanor which makes him great boyfriend material.
Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars
I know, this is a super predictable one. It’s also rather far fetched since no teenage boys are like Augustus Waters. He’s quirky, witty, hilarious, charming, and just an all around amazing guy that oozes charm. He’s one of those popular guys but he so doesn’t come across as one. The way he speaks is so different from how normal teenage boys talk but you can’t help but love his maturity. You also can’t help but love how sure he is about the way he feels about Hazel.
Michael Moscovitz from The Princess Diaries
Michael was a total stud in the movie. In the book, he was super cool from what Mia described. Michael was always my favorite because he was totally weird but he was also in a band. He was also extremely smart and helped Mia out with math when she was close to failing. He’s also got that whole “best friend’s older brother” thing going for him which makes him that much more appealing to Mia since he’s technically off limits to her. I just love the way Mia describes him like he’s the most amazing guy of all time – it’s equally hilarious and endearing.
Charlie from Perks of Being a Wallflower
Charlie is so observant, sensitive, and caring. The way he feels about Sam is how every girl wants a boy to feel about them. He’s smart, funny, and honest. He just seems like the kind of person you want to sit down and have a conversation with. He’s so nice to everyone- even Mary Elizabeth despite the fact it was a hot mess since he really wanted to be with Sam but he tried to show her the same kind of kindness and affection. He would make the perfect boyfriend.
Ed Sheeran puts things really beautifully and lovely. On the other hand, if you mess him over, he’ll cut you with beautiful but mean lyrics. These are some of my favorite ones. Some of them aren’t all about love, some are about the music industry and stuff like that. The others are about generally dealing with a breakup. No matter what it’s about, if Ed Sheeran is just generally messed over, he’ll write a song about it and it’ll be a really amazing song.
Favorite Lyric: “And I never saw him as a threat until you disappeared with him to have sex. It’s not like we were both on tour, we were staying at the same hotel floor. And I wasn’t looking for a promise or commitment, but it was never just fun and I thought you were different.”
You Need Me, I Don’t Need You
Favorite Lyric: “I’m not you, no that would be disastrous. Let me sing and do my thing and move to greener pastures.”
Take It Back
Favorite Lyric: “I’ve never had an enemy except the NME. But I’ll be selling twice as many copies as their magazines’ll ever be.”
Favorite Lyric: “I don’t get waves of missing you anymore, they’re more like tsunami tides in my eyes.”
Favorite Lyric: “Take words out of my mouth just from breathing, replace with phrases like when you leaving me?”
Favorite Lyric: “You can fit me inside the necklace you bought when you were sixteen. Next to your heartbeat where I should be.”
Favorite Lyric: “And I thrown it all away, watched you fall into his arms again.”
Favorite Lyric: “I listen to sad songs, singing about love. And where it goes wrong.”
Ed Sheeran has become one of the biggest pop stars. The most striking thing about his music for me are his songs about love. The way he talks about the subject is just so creative and beautiful. These are some of his best love songs and the best lyrics from those songs.
Best Lyric: “My three words have two meanings and there’s one thing on my mind: it’s all for you.”
Wake Me Up
Best Lyric: “And I know you love Shrek because we watched it 12 times, and maybe you’re hoping for a fairytale too.”
I know that One Direction technically sang that one but Ed wrote the lyrics when he was 13 about a girl he liked. I just think the lyrics are so precious and really meaningful.
Best Lyric: “You’ll never love yourself half as much as I love you.”
Thinking Out Loud
Best Lyric: “And, darling, I will be loving you ’til we’re 70. And, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23.”
All Of The Stars
Best Lyric: “You’re the song my heart is beating to.”
Best Lyric: “With your body next to mine, our hearts will beat as one. And we’re set alight, we’re afire love.”
Best Lyric: “And with a feeling I’ll forget, I’m in love now. So kiss me like you want to be loved. This feels like falling in love.”
I thought I’d do something new. I haven’t written any fiction on my blog because it’s more pop culture related than creative writing. I thought I’d at least try it out in order to mix it up a little bit. I’ve been writing pretty much the same thing because I’m not sure what else to say in relation to my theme. Writing a fictional story about change seems like a good idea and I might try to do at least one a month, maybe more in the coming months! Hope you enjoy the story.
I’ve lived in the same bright blue picket fence house in the small state of Connecticut all my life. My neighbor Maddie has been my best friend since I was old enough to talk. Our moms have been best friends since my mom moved in two years after Maddie’s mom. Her mom came over to welcome my parents to the neighborhood and they became instant friends. Maddie and I went to the same school. We’ve been in the same classes all of our lives. That all changed when my parents took me aside one day when Maddie and I were working on homework in my room and told me we had to move to California.
My dad is a filmmaker. He’s been making low budget documentaries since I was a little girl. After a visit with a fellow filmmaker, my dad felt like his best chance to make quality movies was heading for California. My mom makes her own jewelry and collects vintage clothes along with some other vintage items she loves. She also visited California with my dad when the two had their sets sights on a house. My mom had never been to Los Angeles before so she hunted out some vintage stores to look at. Much to her surprise, the city and some smaller surrounding cities were vintage goldmines. They visited the local school and reported back to me that I would just love it. How can I love something that I’ve never seen before? I’m used to my high school and I have no interest in going anywhere else. I tried to talk my parents into letting me finish my last two years of high school here but they said a change of scenery would be good for me.
I’m sixteen years old. I’m old enough to know what’s good for me and what’s not. Maddie’s family offered to take me in but my parents said that part of me growing up is adjusting. I’m the one who has to say goodbye to the town I was born and raised in.
My parents gave me the news in May which left me three months before I had to move. Saying goodbye is never easy. I know now that it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I didn’t have a choice in the matter and I think that’s the hardest pill to swallow. Maddie’s whole family came over the morning we officially left to say our final goodbyes. Maddie and I were both only children so it was like she was my only sister. She was having a hard time letting me go, crying incessantly and refusing to let go of me as I tried to load my stuff into the U-Haul.
“Lissie, please don’t go,” she kept crying and repeating over and over.
My real name is Annalisa but Maddie has called me that since we were babies. I was lucky to live next door to Maddie for sixteen years. Even though I no longer have it, I just have to keep in that in mind.
“We’ll always be best friends Maddie. You don’t have to worry about that,” I told her as we both hugged each other with tears streaming down our faces. We knew that things would be different with me halfway across the world but someday, if our friendship really means something, we’ll still be close friends. That was the day I learned how you say goodbye.