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Hiccup: A book you realized you love after losing interest a few times before.
Hiccup started out as a failure to his people. He wasn’t adept at dragon killing. Suddenly, he knows the ins and outs of the creatures he is supposed to despise. He becomes popular, and in turn he tries to use his fame to create an alliance between the humans and the dragons. In the end, he changes the minds and hearts of everyone in Berk.
Hmm…maybe The Book Thief? The first few times I tried to read that book, I couldn’t do it. The writing style was too strange for me. But when I finally read the whole book, I realized it was probably one of the best things I’d ever read.
Astrid: A book with a strong female character.
Astrid is the fierce female viking. She is strong and smart, the perfect contender to be a dragon killer. She is suspicious of Hiccup and eventually discovers his secret. Once she sees the beauty in and of the dragons, she is usually by Hiccup’s side. She stands for her beliefs and helps her friend to the very end.
What kind of strength, though? As many of you know, I’m doing a series of articles analyzing various types of strength shown in women in fiction. So I’ll go with a female character who may not be YA, but is still underrated: Wendy Torrance from The Shining. Wendy is shown to be subservient for a good deal of the book, but she has amazing emotional resilience; she accepted that The Overlook had possessed her husband, and that Jack was basically dead. And she did everything she could to protect her son.
Stoick: A character, author, or book that is a leader.
Stoick the Vast. He is the leader of the vikings of Berk. He is strong, determined, and caring. He can be thoughtless, but he does feel responsible for his people. He loves his family. After a while, he sees reason and recognizes his son’s greatness. He is a proud man, but he is even more proud of his son in the end.
Since we were talking about strong women in the last question, my mind automatically went to my article, and I thought of Reyna from The Heroes of Olympus series. She’s very underrated, in my opinion. She is smart and analytical, a warrior, and is able to put aside her personal desires for the sake of the Romans. She’s only fifteen or sixteen, and one of the finest leaders I’ve ever read about.
Valka: an independent book that surprised you.
Valka goes out on her own to live with the dragons. She knows untold secrets and comes out of nowhere in the second movie. She sees the world in a different light, like her son. Nowadays, most books are a part of a series. Authors have a hard time containing their words and creative worlds = lucky us!
I read Rebecca as a choice book for school and was pleasantly surprised; after the first sixty or so pages, it became really good. The characters were realistic and three dimensional, and the plot just got better and better.
Gobber: a bookish OTP that you root for.
Gobber is loyal and funny. He is a teacher, friend, blacksmith, and so much more. He supports Stoick and Valka, Hiccup, and all others. “He’s a bit gruff, but his heart is always in the right place.” (credit) If you were Gobber, which book characters would you ship?
Well, I’ll say 2 favorite romantic relationships, sound good? And as I like to give unexpected answers for shipping, I’ll say Liesel and Rudy from The Book Thief and, although I used to dislike this ship, I appreciate how they grew and how the they overcame miscommunication, The second Mrs. De Winter and Maxim De Winter from Rebecca. For the majority of the book, I didn’t like the pairing; I felt like in some ways, it was almost abusive. But that was because of miscommunication, and well, spoilers.
Snotlout: a book you bought as an impulse to buy.
Snotlout is impulsive. He speaks his mind and does what he wants. He is rude and also flirty. If he was a book lover, I’m sure he would buy a book because of an enticing cover, intriguing synopsis, or just because he can. Is there a book that you bought simply because?
Easy. I bought it yesterday, but it’s the first book in The Mortal Instruments series.
Ruffnut and Tuffnut: a book with a friendship/family relationship you wish you were part of.
Family and friends are the most important aspect in one’s life. Sometimes the representations in books are optimal (while other times the representation is non-existent). Books can contain perfect, desirable relationships that we all want to be a part of, so choose a book with a family or friend bond that you wish were real in your own life.
Well, I’m just going to talk about a friendship that is basically friendship goals and that I wish I could have sometime in my life. I think this is fairly obvious, but Will and Jem from The Infernal Devices series. Easily one of the best friendships I’ve ever read.
Fishlegs: A book that made you want to learn something.
Fishlegs is intelligent. He knows dragons by the book, and by the book only. He inspires knowledge in himself and in others. As with Fishlegs, sometimes books make one want to learn something new, research a new topic, try a new experience, or go somewhere exciting. Name a book that makes you want to expand you horizons.
I’m cheating a little, but the Webtoon Dr. Frost. It made psychology really interesting, and I wanted to learn more about it.
Toothless is a Night Fury. He is the only one left of his kind, making him extremely rare. He is loyal, fast, intelligent, and cute. Find the bookish equivalent to Toothless, a novel that is not read too often/under-hyped that you adore.
That’s easy, the Stoker and Holmes series. Can’t even talk about how under-hyped it is.
Boulder-Class: a book character that endures despite rocky obstacles.
Those in the Boulder Class are solid and resilient. Meatlug in particular is tough, obstinate, slow, and lazy. Sometimes it is hard to pick up the motivation one needs to complete a task. Other times, there are bumps in the road, rocky obstacles that get in one’s way. Despite the struggle, we have to rise about the challenge and persevere.
Hmm…I have to say three main characters from the Unwind dystology. I may have only read the first two book, but Connor, Risa, and Lev have gone through way too much.
Mystery Class: A book with a mystery/mystery genre.
Not much is known about the Mystery Class, hence the name. Dragons in this class are cunning and stealthy making them feared above the others. Barf and Belch are a part of this conundrum. While they share one body, each head has it’s own personality. To be effective they must work together.
Hmmm… How about Famous Last Words by Kate Alender? If you like mysteries mixed with the paranormal, you may like this.
Sharp Class: a book with a character that is vain.
Sharp Class dragons are vain and prideful, and they all possess sharp body parts.” These dragons are sleek and shine, honor and self-respect. They are beautiful and graceful with their pointed limbs and they know it.
There are different types of vanity, but I might as well cheat again and say Sayo from the Webtoon Where Tangents Meet.
Stoker Class- A small book that packed a big punch.
Stoker dragons are small and unruly. They can literally set themselves on fire making them hotheaded. This class is an explosion in a tiny package. Find a book that is small, in physical size or page number, that is full of action, mystery, or willful characters.
Either The Perks of Being a Wallflower or True Grit.
Strike Class: A book you read at an amazing speed.
Rare, powerful, inflexible, and loyal. These are some of the descriptor words for a dragon in the Strike Class. More prominent traits of the Strike Class also include blazing speed, cleverness, strength, and navigation. They are very rare, but very mighty. They are like a wild mustang horse: hard to train but loyal in the end.
Any book I borrow from the library, to be honest.m
Tidal Class: A book with a beach/lake/ocean setting.
As the title suggests, Tidal dragons are associated with water, specifically the ocean. Those in this class are usually larger than most other classes. Water can be soothing, but not with dragons. For most book lovers, we enjoy a relaxing read near the water (as long as your book doesn’t get wet). For dragons, find a book that matches their habitat in setting.
Hmm…the first thing that came to mind was the Webtoon Siren’s Lament.
Tracker Class: a book you want to read but are having a hard time finding.
Natural born hunters, Tracker Class dragons have a highly acute sense of smell or taste that enables them to track down and find things.” (credit) Sadly, we humans are not trackers. There are some forms of books that are hard to find, like versions from other countries, special editions, hardcopy VS. paperback, ARCs, and more. Like Stormfly, these books are a torturing “mix of beauty and brutality.”
I want to reread the book Enders by Lissa Price, but I can’t find it!
Unknown class: an unreleased debut author and their book that you are excited for.
There is a lack of knowledge about these dragons, so they have not yet been classified. They could be sorted in the future, but until then they are stuck in the shadows of information. Like debut authors and their books, they are new and haven’t had quite as much publicity and appearances in the book world to be fully understood.
I don’t know any debut authors, sadly. I wish I did!
Eel: a book you refuse to read.
Dragons don’t like smoked eel for lunch. They flinch and cower from the striped delicacy. Like the eel, there are some books that people just won’t touch. It could be because of a passionately harsh fandom or because you don’t want the next book to ruin your experience with the previous. There are many reasons not to read a certain book, and while people will try to persuade you to pick it up, it is your choice to decide what you will read.
Maybe The Game of Thrones series, not that they don’t sound good, but I just don’t want to read a series where everyone dies.