We always find it fun to imagine if YA characters weren’t fictional, what their lives in the real world would be like. To celebrate Labor Day, we dreamt up jobs some of our favorite names would be best at . . . in the field we know best. See which publishing gigs should be rising to the top of their resumes this fall.
Love from The Romantics by Leah Konen
Love would make a great LITERARY AGENT. Love “loves” to pair people up and create relationships, much like a literary agent does for authors and editors. But they do much more than that, just like the character who goes beyond just making a love connection.
Juliette from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Juliette would really excel at being an EDITOR. Throughout the series, there are words that are crossed out because she edits her own narration and thoughts, rewording her thoughts or censoring them completely. In a nutshell: she knows how to take charge of a story.
Rachel from #Famous by Jilly Gagnon
Rachel is clearly perfect for a career in SOCIAL MEDIA. She’s already shown her success in her viral “flit” that landed the boy she liked on a major talk show and into the spotlight, after all. We can just see those stream of Tweets now.
Louna from Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
Louna would be really successful in MANAGING EDITORIAL. This type of editor follows a manuscript through all of its editing phases and sees it through to production. They are in charge of deadlines and making sure everything gets done. Louna’s background in wedding planning would make her perfect for this because she knows how important deadlines and specifics are when trying to create perfection.
Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This is probably an odd choice but Kaz would be great in SALES. Sure, it might be strange to put a criminal in this position, but Kaz is able to make all of the deals he does by being extremely charismatic. He is strategic in his methodology and knows how to make a lot of money. Maybe not the obvious choice, but it might be a great career path for him.
Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath is the obvious choice for WRITER. She got her start in writing fanfiction, but throughout the story learned how to write original work. Hey, can even read her work in the form of Carry On.
Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Lastly, Karou’s artist ability would shine as an ILLUSTRATOR. The series starts out with Karou being an art student in Prague. With her blue hair and unique style, her quirky art would make for the coolest book covers and amazing interiors, don’t you think?
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