YA can be a pretty typical and predictable genre. I don’t mean to be a hater but this is just something I’ve noticed. Let me just share with you the personality types of heroines we are familiar with.
Cartoons at the bottom drawn by my good friend, Isobel.
(This is what we do when we’re bored during class)
TYPE NUMERO UNO: Stubborn, determined type.
This can be split into two sub-types. The stupid ones and the awesome ones.
a) Stupid kind of stubbornness + poor decision making = me mentally killing them.
eg. American Singer (The Selection Series by Kiera Cass), Tris Prior (only in Insurgent by Veronica Roth)
b) Bold, witty, kick-ass, intelligent and they can stand on their own two feet without whining.
eg. Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas), Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins), Katsa (Graceling by Kristin Cashore).
TYPE NUMERO DUO: Intelligent, cynical, witty, introvert.
The type to be super smart and slightly nerdy. The ones who sit at the back of the classroom, judging everyone cynically around them. They always have awesome banter with their love interests.
eg. Hazel Grace (The Fault in Our Stars), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling), Violet Markey (All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven)