Sunday, 2 June 2013

Top 5 Fictional Boys I Wish Were Real


Let me just start out by saying that Edward Cullen is NOT on the list. Any guy who tells me on our first date that he's constantly fighting a centuries old craving to kill me is NOT good boyfriend material—even if he is the cutest and richest dude in school.

Counting down from "makes my face all smiley" to "let's make a family tree together" are my picks for top 5 fictional boys I wish were real.

#5. Holden Caulfield from Catcher In The Rye

All through this book, I just wanted to reach into the pages and hug him. Yet, he had a confidence that I found intriguing. I was certain that all his troubles would disappear if he could only meet a girl like me.

Best Quote: “I don’t give a damn, except that I get bored sometimes when people tell me to act my age. Sometimes I act a lot older than I am - I really do - but people never notice it. People never notice anything.”

#4. Ponyboy Curtis from The Outsiders

He was polite, but tough at the same time. I liked how he never backed down, even when he was scared.

Best Quote: “It's okay, we aren’t in the same class. Just don’t forget some of us watch the sunset too.”

#3. Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables

That farmer's boy with the quick wit and country manners, not only got under Anne's skin, but he was also the smartest boy in their one room school house, and hence Anne's fiercest competition. He may have called her carrots, but he remembered the 'e' on the end of her name, and that ladies, is something.

Best Quote: 'Gilbert had also sprung from the boat and now laid a detaining hand or her arm. "Anne," he said hurriedly, "look here. Can't we be good friends? I'm awfully sorry I made fun of your hair that time. I didn't mean to vex you and I only meant it for a joke. Besides, it's so long ago. I think your hair is awfully pretty now - honest I do. Let's be friends."'

#2. Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter series.

Goofy, clumsy, fearful but loyal at the same time. He was always facing his greatest obstacles when he was helping Harry. Yet, he was comfortable playing the sidekick.

Best Quote: "...from now on, I don't care if my tea leaves spell 'die, Ron, die,' I'm chucking them in the bin where they belong."

#1. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice

Fancy, prudish, but in the end, a hero. After Elizabeth turned down his proposal, he continued to assist her family without her knowledge, citing he felt responsible for the Lydia/Wickham situation, but we all know he was still in love with Elizabeth. Most guys would text you to death, or say bad things on facebook.

Best quote: "You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

Who are some of your book boyfriends?


Laila N Mysis said...


I have yet to read The Catcher in the Rye (although it seems to stalk me everywhere I go), but besides that, I'm seconding everyone on this list! Best picks, I swear x) Although Ron Weasley would be my first ^_^

Katy Upperman said...

Jonah Griggs will always be my first and most loved book boyfriend. Perfection. :-)

(I do adore Ron Weasley as well!)

Sus said...

Mr. Darcy would be my #1. Of course, piggybacked onto him would be Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones.

I also loooooove Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre. *sigh* Ok, yes, he did hide the fact that he had a crazy wife locked up in the attic, but still, he was so totally in love with Jane.

And lastly, Wesley from The Princess Bride. Best quote "Death cannot stop true love. It can only delay it for a little while."

BR Myers said...

Sus, ten points for picking Wesley. I totally forgot about him. Well played.

Sus said...

Yay for points! Also, Gilbert was my very first book crush. :)

Marisa Reichardt said...

Oh, I love this post! I want to do one too!

J.C. Lillis said...


(great list!)

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