The Spirit of Giving

Giving Song of the Day: “Give Love on Christmas Day” by Jackson 5

When we grow up, we wanna be as clever as the chicks at YA Highway. They are taking us on a road trip again this week and this time the question is: What gift would you give your favorite character?

This set us off on a lot of tangents. Who is our favorite character? Do we only have one fave character? Our fave character of all time?? This is how our brains work. After some thought, however, we were able to get our responses locked down. Check it out!

Quita’s Gifts:

I can’t choose one fave character…it’s like picking your favorite kid or something. I have a few that will make you all think of me a lot differently (one being Q._P._ from Joyce Carol Oates’ Zombie, another Chigurh from Cormac McCarthy’s No Country For Old Men) so I will go with a PC response here πŸ™‚ My fave characters right now would have to be Cole from Maggie Stiefvater’s Linger and Max from Blake Nelson’s The New Rules of High School.

I would give Cole a decked out keyboard and of course, a cure. If I knew exactly what could make a keyboard decked out, I would definitely describe it. I would give Max a one year subscription to Time magazine and The New Yorker because he edited his high school’s newspaper. Also a set of Sharpie fine tip pens because they’re my favorite and we’re both nerds πŸ™‚

Oooh, this is fun and I feel like I’m leaving someone out…oh well. On to Pam’s!!!

Pam’s Gifts:

Wow, this is definitely hard because I don’t want to leave anyone out! For some reason, the two characters that are popping in my head at the moment are Cassie from Amy Reed’s Beautiful and Archie from…well, the Archie comic books (random, I know).

For Cassie, I would probably give her a copy of Chicken Soup for the Teen Soul. She’s definitely a girl with some self-esteem issues, and I think it would do her some good to read stories of other teens trying to find themselves. I’d also make her a cheesy coupon book for hugs and talks because I’m a school counselor and I like doing cheesy things like that (of course, hugging is forbidden in schools. Thank you, Mary Kay Letourneau).

For Archie, I’d probably give him Betty. Does that make me sound like a pimp or what? But come on–Betty’s perfect for Archie, not Veronica! Veronica’s a conniving gold digger, and all poor Archie could offer her would be his jalopy. Betty doesn’t care about that stuff because she’s just awesome.

What about you all? What presents would you give your fave characters? Or are there any presents that we left out for the characters mentioned above?
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8 thoughts on “The Spirit of Giving

  1. You both made me LOL:Quita– totally like picking your favorite kid. and Pam– the MK LeTourneau line.Love your gifts. I am stumped, but working on it…

  2. Hilarious! Pam, the fact that you gave a shot out to Archie totally endears you in my heart. As a kid, I lived on Archie comics (Betty and Veronica double issues, whatWHAT?)!

  3. One of my favorite characters is Precious from the novel Push. If I could, I would give her a computer. She was so determined to succeed academically that a computer would have made a big difference. Wait a minute, I need a computer too lol πŸ˜‰

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