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(Its mean to say it, but it is true)
I’ve been doing lot of rereading this days, and honestly, I’ve recently reread Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. And while reading it, it got to me just how we bookworm people always encounter those guys that are not chosen to be “the one”
It made me think that, there a lot of heroes out there who were left in the dust and it just makes me sad. Reading Sweet Evil made me realize that Kopano is actually very lovable, he is kind of person that wouldn’t be hard to love because he’s naturally someone you would cheer on or love, and rereading the book, it made me wonder why I didn’t cheer him on instead of Kaidan (‘cuz seriously speaking Kaidan did some really annoying things in the book, with a reason yes, but still annoying). And I would like to say that they fell victim to the “so obviously will not be chosen because girl is already in love” curse of love triangles (I totally made that up I am sorry haha)
I’ve found my own list of guys that I absolutely loved, but honestly didn’t cheer on to be “the one”
- Puck from the Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
- Adrian Ivashkov from the Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
- Adam from the Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
- Seth from the Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
But really, thinking about it, I do make sense right? More often than not the main love interest in books act like complete a douche or start off cold (tho I think Seth from the Covenant series is a little bit different), and yet the heroine always seem to fall for him instead of that guy that is always good to her and is always respectful when it comes to her. (Exhibit A: Simon from the Mortal Instruments and Puck from the Iron Fey series)
When flip the other side of the coin, we also realize that as a person we try to find a person who is our equal, someone that challenges us, someone that we can lean on head on when problems arise, so maybe these heroines found a partner in someone else. But hey that’s a different kind of discussion from some other time.
"Nikolai (highlight to see spoiler) wasn't chosen because of two things: the timing and the situation. He was going to be the next ruler of Ravka and juggling a girlfriend would interfere with his duties. And the girl felt a "friends" kind of love." - Miguel (The Quirky Reader's take on the Grisha Trilogy)
How about you?
What's your opinion about this? Do you know a guy like this?