As hosted by The Broke & The Bookish
While reading books it’s extremely easy to fall in love with the characters. Readers get to know them, cheer for them, cry for them and laugh with them. So it kind of feels like gaining a friend. And while it’s great to become so invested in a good story and amazing characters, it also always hurts a bit when the book is over and we have to say goodbye to these characters we’ve grown so fond of.
So inevitably, there are some characters where we wish desperately that we would be able to revisit them. Especially characters in YA books, where they are usually still rather young by the end of the book and still have all this possibility ahead of them. This list is all about those characters. The ones I would LOVE to revisit as adults. I wouldn’t say no to joining them on a new adventure, or even just reading about their day-to-day life. I would take it all.
Disclaimer: I picked only characters from books or series that are (as far as we know) finished. I tried to keep it vague but it is possible there are some small spoilers in there. You have been warned!
Everyone from the Harry Potter series
Let’s start with the most obvious one, shall we? I want to know what happened to Harry Potter and friends (and foes). I know this is actually happening (SO EXCITED), but The Cursed Child isn’t out yet, so I figured I could still add them here. I want to know everything! How are Harry, Ron and Hermione? How are Ginny and all my other lovely Weasleys doing? What has Draco been up to? What’s going on with Luna and Neville and Seamus and Dean and Hagrid and professor McGonagal and moaning Myrtle? You guessed it… I want to know it all.
Juliette and Warner from the Shatter Me trilogy
This trilogy had an amazing character arc for both Juliette and Warner, but I felt that the ending left things very much open. Anything could still happen. And I want to know. Can we have a flashforward of them in the future? Is Juliette still out saving the world? Did Warner finally start his own clothing line? Is Kenji still just as awesome or did he get even more awesome? Please tell me.
Simon from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Ah I just recently read this and fell in love with Simon. I could read about him going on his day-to-day business forever. So why not? Flashforward 10 years from now. What’s happening to Simon? Is he starring in musicals? Did he become a salesperson for Oreos? What’s going on with Blue? Did Abby become a professional dancer? Did Emoji score their first platinum record? Soo many questions.
Nikolai Lantsov from the Grisha trilogy
My favorite character from the Grisha trilogy deserves more. I vote for him to get his own book series with him as a main character. It can be about his adventures as the best-looking, funniest king the world has ever known. Struggling to balance his career (you know, ruling a kingdom) with a love life. I just want him to live happily ever after and I want to read all about it.
Everyone from The Lunar Chronicles
Okay, technically we did get a novella set in the future, but I have this thing about novellas so I did not read it. Also, I don’t want just a novella. I want a whole book.How are Kai and Cinder doing, each ruling their own nation? How’s life on the farm working for Scarlet and Wolf? How about the travels of Thorne and Cress? What are Winter and Jacin up to? Is Iko still awesome? I want to know all their lives and I want to read all about their weekly sunday night dinners together. (Come on, you know they would insist on having them!)
Lara Jean from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
These books had me falling in love with Lara Jean’s adorable family AND her rather messy love life. So yes, I would not say no to more of her, but then as an older character. How’s life for her about ten years after P.S. I Still Love You? Did she settle down or is her love life still rather messy? Is she making desserts for a living? How’s her family? Can we read more about their family dinners?
Karou and Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy
Another series that had an ending that was ripe with possibility. There’s definitely more where this came from. And I want it. Please Laini Taylor, can we have a sequel series? Or book, I would settle for one book? I want to know how things are going for my favorite star-crossed couple! And please include lots of scenes for Zuzanna and Mik, because no sequel would be complete without them.
Lena from the Delirium trilogy
I may be in the minority here, but I really loved this trilogy and I appreciated how it ended. However, the ending did leave so many questions! And while I appreciated how the books ended in the middle of things, part of me still needs closure. I have questions and I still need answers. I tried not needing them, but I do! So please give me more of Lena as an adult. How much did the world change? How does she feel about love? Please tell me.
Cath and Levi from Fangirl
Fangirl was one of the most adorable and cute books I’ve ever read. Cath just felt so real and so relatable, that I really want to know how she’s doing as an adult. Does she still write fanfiction? Did she finally write and publish her first book? How is her social awkwardness? How’s Levi and Wren and Reagan? And while we’re at it, I also want more of these guys:
Simon and Baz from Carry On
I feel like Carry On just was not enough Simon and Baz. I need more. How’s life post all that Chosen One business? Where are they living? How’s Simon’s tail? Is Baz still his sassy self? Oh the things I would give for a sequel!