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YA Highway’s Roadtrip Wednesday #59

by Anna

YA Highway is a blog (www.yahighway.com) by a group of young adult authors from all over the world! And every Wednesday YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination, from their blog, and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

But, why not do the same thing on our blog every week? I’ll post their question and you can put your answers in our comments section, or on your own blog and link back to it in our comments (and theirs too, if you’d like, because I’m sure they’d enjoy reading your answers!) Sound cool? Awesome. So, have at it:

This Week’s Topic:
Give a book character a Christmas present!

What would you give your favourite characters for Christmas, and why? Would you give Harry Potter contact lenses? Bella Swan a copy of He’s Just Not That Into You? Or maybe a lifetime supply of cherry cola to Bianca Piper, so she always has something to throw at guys who don’t behave?

Put your answers in our comments section and let’s see what you all have to say! Just remember to also list not only the character, the gift, and why, but also the title and the author of the book! And of course, it doesn’t have to be for Christmas just because that’s the major holiday coming up. You can certainly give a Hanukkah gift if you’d prefer!

As for my response… (What? You didn’t think I would answer this as well? Well, you thought wrong! Of course I’m going to answer these questions! Why wouldn’t I?) So… as for my response…

Title: Bloody Jack

Author: L.A. Meyer

Character, Gift, & Why: I would give Jacky Faber the gift not to get caught as a young girl pretending to be a boy aboard the HMS Dolphin in 1797. I would do this just so she doesn’t have to go to the girl’s school in Boston, Massachusetts in order to learn how to be a proper lady. Because, really, who wants to be proper with fancy clothes and so many pieces of dinnerware you’re not sure what to do with it all, when you could be swinging from the rigging on a ship fighting pirates and such? And she clearly prefered adventure to being proper and ladylike.

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3 Responses to “YA Highway’s Roadtrip Wednesday #59”

  1. Marquita says:

    I haven’t heard of this book but it sounds pretty interesting. And it sounds like Jacky would like your gift…I mean when you weigh the options being lady like vs. kicking pirate booty (tee hee) then c’mon, we all know what wins!

  2. I most certainly would not want to learn to be a proper lady. ;)

    Great answer, and thanks for playing RTW!!

  3. Leila says:

    Absolutely. I’d take being a pirate over being a lady any day. Great gift!

    Thanks for linking to us!