My current WIP is Muse, originally a dual-voice YA, but now a single voice starring a male protagonist. ::GULP:: My previous first-person works all star females, and though there are boys in them, I have yet to dig too deep into the mind of a seventeen-year-old boy. Am I nervous? Umm… yes.

To help myself dig deeper into the psyche of my main character, I’m going back to some of my favorite male protagonists in YA literature:

Troy Billings of K. L. Going’s FAT KID RULES THE WORLD

Kip McFarland of Gail Giles’s RIGHT BEHIND YOU

Nick of Rachel Cohn & David Leviathan’s NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST

Colin Singleton of John Green’s AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES

Clay Jensen of Jay Asher’s 13 REASONS WHY

Junior of Sherman Alexie’s THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

Who are your favorite male protagonists in YA? (And by extension, what should I be putting on hold at the library?)

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