Thursday, March 13, 2014

Characterize It (10)

Welcome to Characterize It, a meme held every Thursday and hosted by The YA Book Butterfly. It's a weekly meme, each week featuring a different characteristic. Basically, each week, she'll pick a new characteristic and participating bloggers as well as herself will choose a character that fits that description. For more information, look here.

This week's theme is character who lives in/goes to another country.

This is one of those categories that YA is certainly lacking. Most books take place within the US, and occasionally the UK. There are a few books that are qualified for this (The Fault in Our Stars, Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington, A Darkness Strange and Lovely) but I feel that two series take the cake. First is the Revenants series with the main character Kate. She grew up in the US, but after her parents died, she and her older sister moved to Paris with their grandparents. In this series, all except for a couple chapters take place in France. The second series is The Lunar Chronicles. The main character Cinder grew up in the Easter Commonwealth, AKA Asia, and Scarlet grew up in France. So far, not a single scene has taken place in the US, which is really cool. In fact, a lot of it takes place in outer space! So, my final answer is Kate from the Revenants series by Amy Plum and Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer!

Who would you pick?

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