Top Ten Tuesday: Ten YA characters I Want To Revisit As Adults

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Top Ten TuesdayThis week’s top ten is about the YA characters I would love to revisit as adults.

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

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

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

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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

Simon vs the Home Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugho

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

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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

To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

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

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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 by Rainbow Rowell

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

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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!

What are some of the YA characters you would like to revisit as adults?

24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten YA characters I Want To Revisit As Adults

  1. Michelle says:

    Simon just missed the cut-off from my list- seriously would love to follow up with him. All the Rainbow Rowell book characters as well…my list would’ve been twice as long! 😉 Your other picks are great- awesome top ten!!

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Yes, a whole new book about the Malfoys would be nice! It think it would definitely be interesting to read from their perspective. But then again, I would be happy with any book about anyone from the Harry Potter series 🙂

  2. Hope (@HopeSLavender) says:

    Yes! I agree so much. Shatter Me and Delirium did not feel finished. Where would Karou and Akiva be? And Nokalai needed many more pages. I see Cath with Levi living on a farm writing her own books and fan fiction and Wren visiting but living in a city somewhere.

  3. Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm says:

    I loved this weeks topic, there are so many characters I would love to revisit. You have picked some great ones, although a few of these are from books I still need to read. Oh god, I totally agree about every single character in Harry Potter, I want to catch up with them all! Oh and Lara Jean!!! <3 You can check out my list here.

  4. Bri @ Transported By Books says:

    i still haven’t read To All the Boy I’ve Loved Before, I should probably get on that. CATH AND LEVI were adorable and I need more of them. I want their post-grad life together where she’s some fabulous writer who is still socially awards and adorable yet more aware. Great List!

  5. Carrie says:

    ohhhhh i still MUST read the Lunar Chronicles. Argh. And yes – absolutely – we need more of a followup in the Harry Potter characters’ lives as adults!

  6. Anna @ Adventures with a Book Nerd says:

    I would love to revisit Juliette and Warner! It would be cool to see how Juliette is running things. Also, Warner should totally make a fashion line. On the side of course. Can’t have people thinking that he’s soft, he’d still probably want to be seen as strong and ruthless. Great list!

  7. Zoe @ Stories on Stage says:

    YES TO ALL OF THESE. I would be so curious to see what the whole Lunar Chronicles crew is up to when they’re adults. It’d be interesting to see if they ever get back together or if they just go their separate ways. And I’m definitely curious about Warner & Juliette too! Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! <3

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Thanks! Yes, I would love more from the Lunar Chronicles cast! I kind of imagine them going their separate ways, but still meeting up regularly to hang out 🙂

  8. Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews says:

    The only book I’ve read from this list is Harry Potter, but the rest of them are all on my TBR. I really, really want to see everyone from Harry Potter too! There’s so many questions and possibilities! I want to know EVERYTHING!

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Yes, we could have whole books and series dedicated to the Harry Potter characters as adults. I wouldn’t mind a new book dedicated to each and every character 🙂

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