Book: The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
Book Boyfriend: Will Killian
What does he look like?
As Jenny at Alternate Readality points out, the cover model is pretty much perfect.
As someone who has always loved guys in eyeliner, I like these pictures, too. But, if I'm being honest, they aren't what Will looks like, because these pictures are way too goth. Will is really only characterized as a goth because Alona doesn't know what a goth is.
|Benji Madden from Good Charlotte.|
|Goth God from Joan of Arcadia.|
(He was my favorite God.)
My favorite thing about Will is how realistically male he is. I know, I know that's praise for the author but I wouldn't like him so much if he wasn't believable as teenage guy. He admires Alona's body but isn't stupid enough to let that completely control him. After all, Alona is REALLY annoying. He cares about the few people who are truly close to him and just wants to live a normal existence. Best of all he's sarcastic, and if there's one thing I find irresistible it's sarcasm.My thoughts: He is absolutely a realistic male. Being... not male... I tend to forget that realistic males are few and far between in YA books. I read about it all the time, but it's hard to really understand until you read a character as great as Will.
I love damaged characters that push everyone away except for a select few. Watching Alona worm her way into that position was one of the best parts of the book for me.
And sarcasm. Sigh. Sarcasm. Yeah, make my laugh, make me love.
Is he a keeper? Sorry, Jenny. We're running away together. Love him.
Whose book boyfriend are you sleeping with?