It's time for another Road Trip Wednesday post!
This week's topic:
What supporting character from a YA book would you most like to see star in their own novel?
Ok. Well. Where to start? I mean, it feels like the major supporting characters are too obvious (a Gale's-eye version of the entire HG trilogy, especially once we lose sight of him in Mockingjay? Yes, please. Or even the Tale of Effie Trinket.) And I wrote here last week about how much I would love to see more of anything set in the world of Ship Breaker. When I polled my students today, I put myself on the spot and talked about how interesting a story about Aunt Edith from The Luxe Series could be--her youth must have been quite something.
But surely there must be a better answer--a character I'm really attached to, from a book that's on my all-time greats list. Hmm.
Ooh--ok, got it. Either Asher or Lily--maybe both--from The Giver. Lois Lowry has continued to write within that universe, but I want a direct sequel to The Giver, maybe alternating first-person or third-person limited narration between Asher and Lily, since their ages and relationships to Jonas are so different. Ooh--and while I'm getting greedy, maybe Fiona, too. Someone who actually participates in Release in her work. Ok, maybe Fiona actually wins this contest. Yeah, definitely. So, my answer is:
Fiona from The Giver, by Lois Lowry!