RTW -- Favorite Settings and Characters

YA Highway is doing a special extended week of road trips this week! Today's topics are:

- Best "I Want To Go To There" Setting in a Book
- Favorite YA Characters
For settings, I would have to start this off with Hogwarts, of course. All Harry Potter obsessing aside, Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight really made me want to see London. Not that I didn't want to see it before, of course. Seeing London has been on my bucket list for years. Mark of Athena really made me want to see Rome. Twenty Boy Summer makes me want to go to a beach, any beach.

Favorite YA characters...I think I'm going to stick to the ones that I read this year. Otherwise I could be here half of 2013 trying to decide. 
First up there's Cassel in White Cat. I have to admit that I'm very late to the series, but I really loved the first book and the second one is already on my stack. I couldn't help but fall in love with Cassel, in spite of -- or maybe because of -- his conman prowess. 
Second is A from Every Day. He's such a great character and I love the way he deals with everything. 

Last and best, this wouldn't be a list of favorite YA characters if I didn't bring up Verity and Maddie in Code Name Verity. Their friendship is one of my favorites of all time.


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