Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Supporting Who?

 It's YA Highway's Road Trip Wednesday.

What supporting character from a YA book would you most like to see star in their own novel?

There are so many characters in books I've read that I would love to know better. These characters only got to share part of their stories, but I would so love to know more about them.
The Hunger Games  (Suzanne Collins) I would love to know Haymitch a little better. What exactly happened to him in the games? What's going through his head?
The Iron King (Lisa Kagawa)  I would definitely like to know Puck better too. My daughter and I argue. She's Team Ash and I'm Team Puck. I always prefer the best friend to the mushy, romantic man-of-her-dreams types.
What about one of The other Outsiders? Maybe Sodapop could tell his story? What happened after the big rumble to Pony's brother? (SE Hinton)
OK, I have to go with Twilight too. I personally want to know why Leah is the only girl who became a wolf. There's got to be a story there. (Stephenie Meyer)
If I had to pick one though, just one supporting character that gets to have his own story?
Cam from Fallen by Lauren Kate. I love this story. Past-lives, destiny, fallen angels..... who wouldn't, but I'm sure being in bad-boy Cam's mind would be intriguing.


  1. Interesting you suggest Haymitch, not Gale, one of the more obvious choices (I initially thought of either Gale or Prim). He's certainly an interesting character--almost a joke to begin with, and not necessarily the most likeable of people in the novel. But that does make him more interesting.

    The Iron King might have to go on my To Read list. From what you and others say, it sounds an interesting read.

    My choice is at my blog (

  2. Oh yeah, Leah would be a good one. Great choice!

  3. I literally went back and reread the last third of Breaking Dawn to find out what happened to Leah. It's like she dropped off the face of the book. She definitely deserves her own fleshed-out story.

    I've never read Kagawa's series, but I've heard nothing but good things about it.