This week’s Road Trip Wednesday on the YA Highway blog (their 137th Road Trip Wednesday, for anyone who’s counting) celebrates the yearbook superlative. The question for this week is: What yearbook “most” category (also known as superlatives) would your character win? Each participant in the Road Trip blogs their answer, then links their blog in the YA Highway comments. We all then visit one another’s blogs to see what everyone wrote. Sound like fun? That’s because it is!
For my regular readers, you are probably already aware of my current WIP. If you aren’t aware (or aren’t a regular reader), I have a tab dedicated to my WIP (see above). The main character of my WIP is a female teenage alien called Pearl. Yeah, it seems like I’ve been on this WIP forever, but it’s been slow going… what can I say? Life, work, family, and the blog have been tough to juggle. I really need to make serious progress with the WIP this month, so this RTW is timely. Talking about my characters usually lights a fire under my beee-hind to work on their story.
So, what yearbook superlative would Pearl get? Definitely: Most Likely to Marry an Earthian. As I said, Pearl’s an alien, and the high school she goes to has some unusual superlatives. This one is almost equivalent to our “Most Likely to Succeed” since the people on her planet consider Earth to be a very advanced civilization, and hence to marry someone from Earth (an “Earthian”) means you have met a high standard of culture and intelligence. However, awarding this to Pearl is a bit tongue-in-cheek since she isn’t actually all that bright. She loves Earthians, though, so the likelihood of her marrying an Earthian probably has more to do with her dogged determination than impressing an Earth man with her brain power. Her classmates would get a good laugh out of it.
Don’t forget to check out other responses to the Road Trip Wednesday question on the YA Highway blog today. And to all my fellow US readers: