YA Novels with Male Protagonists

I read a lot of young adult novels. In fact, 95% of what I read is in the young adult genre. What I’ve noticed over the years is that there aren’t a lot of male protagonists. Sure, there are some male main characters, but most of the time the story isn’t focused on them. Often times it is a girl narrating the story or, if it’s in third person, the narrator focuses on the girl more than the guy.

We need more male protagonists in the YA genre. Everyone should have a protagonist they can relate to, and that means boys as well. I came up with a list of books that have a male main characters. The sad thing is, I had a lot of trouble compiling a list because there are so few books with male protagonists that I’ve read. This goes to show that either 1) I’m more interested in books with female protagonists or 2) the world needs more YA books with male main characters.

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How to Train Your Dragon Book Tag

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Thank you Ava @ Reads, Rhythms, and Ruminations for tagging me! Don’t forget to check out her blog!

The movie How to Train Your Dragon was amazing. The story of unlikely friendship is so cute. Plus, Toothless is adorable. I mean, look at that face! Who wouldn’t fall in love with that?

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Rules:

– You may use these graphics (except for the banner)
– Link back to the original post and mention the creator (Jessica @ Pore Over the Pages).
– Include the credits section at the bottom of this post.
– Thank the blogger who tagged you.
– Tag everybody, tag nobody, tag somebody.
– Have fun!

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May Wrap-Up

It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time for the monthly wrap-up!

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I feel like I didn’t get a lot done this month blogging and reading wise because of FINALS. Projects, tests, and quizzes have been plaguing me this past month, and THANK GOODNESS it’s going to over soon. I still have one more week before school is officially over for the summer.

Maybe I’ll be able to get more done next month because I’ll finally have more time.

Except not really.

Dang it.

Oh well. I’ll still have more time to read than I have over the school year.

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Teaser Tuesday (May 10)

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This meme is hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat. It’s pretty simple. All you have to do is follow these steps:

– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

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My Teaser:

Title: Carry On
Series: N/A
Author: Rainbow Rowell
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I know Simon and I will always be enemies….

But I thought maybe we’d get to a point where we didn’t want to be.

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Until next time….

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Day 56- What Do We Have Here?

I opened up a pack of fruit snacks and this is literally what was inside:


Just bananas and one peach. Yay.

ANYWAY…

I’ve got to admit that I have a problem when it comes to being in a bookstore. Honestly, someone has to hold me back from buying everything I see. Especially with all these fantasmical (fantastic + magical) books that have been released recently, I want to seriously buy ALL DA BOOKS.

But I refrained myself when I entered Barnes and Noble today. I have no idea how I did it, but I only got the book I was looking for.

And one more.

Because let’s be honest, when you’re at a bookstore, you can’t just buy ONE book when there are thousands surrounding you, calling your name.

The struggle is seriously real.

Anywhooooo….


Yup. That’s right. Yes, I finally got this and now I’m going to drop everything and read it.

I might even finish this book today. Actually, who am I kidding? I would probably  finish this in a couple hours if it weren’t for all the homework my teachers decided to give me.

The other book, you ask?


I couldn’t resist. How could I? It was the second to last one left! I couldn’t say no, and that’s a problem…

I’m planning on reading these books really soon, but I’m not sure HOW soon. I have twice as many days off of school this week, but my teachers decided to give twice as much homework to compensate.


^^ me when my math teacher promised no homework but then assigned a 24-page packet over the long weekend

Gee thanks let’s not consider the fact that half the students in the whole entire school is sick, and that we need sometime to heal.  Yeah, of course students don’t need sleep. No, no it’s okay, you guys can destroy all our social lives. We didn’t want them anyway. We’re just lean, mean learning machines and school is the center of our world.

NO.

We have lives. Actually let me rephrase: We try to have lives and you’re making it extremely difficult.

Okay, I need to seriously calm down *takes deep breath*

All I’m trying to say is that I’m going to try and get some good reading done before I have to start school again. *shudder*

But for now, I have to do this buttload of homework that has been calling my name. Yay. Much fun. So excite.

Day 51- The Sudden Realization…

…when I remembered that the first book of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard is coming out tomorrow and I forgot to preorder it.

Oh brother.

What am I to do? At this point, I think it’s kind of late. Oh well.

Not only is Rick Riordan’s new series coming out tomorrow, but so are a whole bunch of other books that I have forgotten to preorder.

Like Carry On by Rainbow Rowell…

…and The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.

And don’t forget about this beauty.

I’m not on top of things right now. So much to read, not enough time!!

Also, update on my reading! If you haven’t noticed (which it’s okay if you haven’t), I have been reading the same books for quite some time now. The reason is that all I want to read right now is Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas, but I’m not allowing myself to read it too quickly. I’m trying to span out the story so the wait for the next book in the series won’t seem as long.

Which is why I don’t already have a review over this wonderful, beautiful book.

I haven’t touched the book in over two weeks because I know that if I do, I won’t stop reading it.

But when I do finish it, expect a weird review full of gibberish and fangirling.

As for the other books I’m reading… yeah. I can’t bring myself to read them at the moment. Don’t ask why. I might be in a reading slump, but I’m not 117% sure.