Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Road Trip: Adult character as YA

Today the intrepid ladies of YA Highway ask: 


What non-YA character would you love to see star in a YA book as themselves?


When I saw this question, I knew my answer immediately. 





And it's not just because Matt Damon is so easy to watch! Seriously! 


It's because I've been toying with the idea of a character who is a "sleeper" and suddenly realizes he/she has been trained for something (like spying/terrorism), but doesn't know what or for whom. Something like Jason Bourne meets Little Nikita (c'mon River Phoenix fans, tell me you remember this one?)






It's one of those ideas that I feel an itch to outline and write a synopsis on NOW, and I just don't have time NOW. Must squeeze it in, because I love this idea. 


What about you? What adult MC would you like to see as a YA protagonist? 


Check out the highway and join in the fun. 







19 comments:

  1. Definitely an interesting choice - that would make for an exciting read!

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  2. Good choice and story idea...you should definitely keep scratching away at that one.

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  3. Nice choice! And the story idea? AWESOME! I hope you get a chance to write it all out 'cause I'm dying to read it :D

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  4. Hmmm, that's an interesting choice. And I admit, then I've never even thought of that question. Although, I wonder how Ann of Green gables would do in a more modern world.

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  5. That sounds like a cool story idea. You should outline it. Even if you just write a couple pages of it so you can remember it and go back to it later.

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  6. Your "sleeper" choice is excellent. It would be so much fun to see the training that goes on, with or without the MCs knowledge/

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  7. Thanks Jennifer and Jennifer-- if only I had more time. I need to get busier!

    You will Quita-- some day soon I hope?

    Angela- Anne is an interesting choice. So hard to imagine her as modern, but that feisty spirit is timeless, right?

    True Carrie. So true! I'll do it!

    Thanks Rebecca-- I love the idea.

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  8. I'm liking the idea KO; I hope we get to hear more about it in the future when you have the time to dedicate to the story!

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  9. Wow, everyone's coming up with such awesome choices! I agree with Quita--I want to read that so bad!

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  10. I'm still haven't figured out who I'd want to see as a teen. I've been thinking all day.

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  11. I don't know why, but this just made me think of that Sherlock Holmes as a teen series that recently came out. Has anyone read it?

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  12. That would be very cool. I love the idea of a sleeper YA (the sleeper episode of Torchwood was one of my favorites in that series).

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  13. That sounds like an interesting story idea. Never seen Little Nikita though (sorry!).

    You commented on my Persuasion/Anne Elliot post- I actually am already writing the story- I just decided to do it adult instead of YA. I love the story too- it's such a good one and not a well-known Austen.

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  14. Great choice! For some reason my brain didn't go to adult novels, but I'm thinking of a few now.

    And yes...could stare at Matt Damon all day.

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  15. Great choices. But i was a bit distracted by Matt Damon!

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  16. Sophia- I will try to hammer out an outline ASAP.

    Pam- of course you can read it. I just need about 4 months...

    Alicia- I like what you came up with!

    Sarah, I hadn't heard of that one, but it sounds cool. I love his analytic mind, and would love to see that as a teen.

    Kathleen- I haven't seen that Torchwood! But I love Capt Jack!

    Melanie-- how cool! I hope you reawaken this story for the current generation-- adult or YA, no matter. I so adore Wentworth. It's a great story, and my favorite of Austen's.

    Thanks Alison, and isn't he a pleasure to watch?!

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  17. Beck- ha! That's his job, and he's good at it!

    Thanks Connie! But as I'm sure you know, ideas are one thing... execution another. :0)

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  18. Taylor Lautner is trying on some Bourne in his new one "Abduction". Not sure how that will work yet, though.

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