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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

YA Characters Whose Names Wont Be On A Coke Bottle

We have all seen the 'Share a Coke' campaign on the TV, internet, and in the grocery stores. While this is a good idea, Coke should be more original with the names on the bottles. Here is a list of 10 YA Characters whose names you won't find on a coke bottle. Even though they totally deserve one. 

1. Bellamy
Though Bellamy from Kass Morgan's The 100, can be a bit of a pain sometimes he does have a soft side. His unique name is not the only thing that makes him special. His love for his sister is one that will last for years. 

2. Mia
This one surprises me. In If I Stay by Gayle Forman, Mia is such a strong girl! After a car accident her whole family dies and she is left with the choice of staying or leaving. It would take tremendous courage to pick either.

3. Jace
Jace Lightwood is everyone's favorite Shadowhunter in The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. He is snarky, sarcastic, and loyal till the end, If anyone deserves their name on a coke bottle, its him. 

4. Andi
In Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, Andi is a normal girl who is dragged into the past, where she relives the heroic actions of one girl during the French Revolution. What she receives from the journey is courage, wisdom, and maturity.

5. Basil
No, not the herb. Found in Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano, Basil is the best boyfriend a girl could ask for. He is sweet and loyal and will protect his girl through the ends of the earth. Though his name is unusual, it is one we have grown to love. 

6. Lina
In one of my favorite historical fiction novels, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, Lina is taken from her home during WW2 to be exiled. She must find the strength to use her artistic talents to help her and her family live through the horrid times.

7. Jonas
In the world of The Giver by Lois Lowry, Jonas is a highly respected individual. And with his movie coming out, why doesn't he have a coke bottle with his name on it? He deserves it with all of those painful memories he receives! 

8. Ruby
In the Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken, Ruby is considered on of the dangerous one. But she is constantly wanting to do the right thing to help other people like her. She is strong and confident and an all around great person that deserves a coke.

9. Quentin
This is an unusual name so I don't blame coke for not making a bottle with this name. But Quentin is such a good guy in Paper Towns by John Green. He literally drives hundreds of miles because he thinks an old friend is in trouble.

10. Anya
Anya Balanchine from The Birthright Series by Gabrielle Zevin is one tough cookie. She practically raises her little sister, takes care of her brother and grandmother, all while going to school and finding time for love. She deserves a standing ovation along with a coke bottle. 

Because I love each of these characters, I think they deserve virtual coke bottles with their names on them...


-Shawnee Smith

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