Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I don't play well with others

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This Week's Topic:

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

I am one of those readers who tends to buy into the story through the main character. I'm pretty loyal. For example, following on from last weeks post I love the book Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and the rest of the series so I was thrilled when the series starring Bean (a support character) came out. BUT reading them I felt kinda guilty. These stories painted Ender in a different light, not bad really, just different. And I didn't like it. As the series moved from Ender I liked them more but couldn't fall for them the same way I did Ender's stories.

So I didn't have a million ideas for any supporting characters to get there own stories.

However, I do have a real soft spot for Hermione.

I would love to read about her going on after Harry's story finishes. But i think it would always feel like Harry's world to me.

What about you, any supporting characters you'd like to get their own starring role?