Donna from Bite My Books is starting a feature about Shitty YA Boy Toys, so I wanted to do my own with Wonderful YA Boys. The kinds of boys that make me think "I want my sons to turn out like that." I know there are several other memes out there that are similar (Book Boyfriend is one that comes to mind) but this comes more from a mom standpoint.
First up, Sean Griswold from Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsay Leavitt. I ADORE Sean Griswold. My very favorite thing about Sean is that he is interested in his own thing. He is not caught up in the popularity trappings of high school. He is a bike rider ("cyclist"), he is sweet, he is charming and he is very, very kind and caring. You just know that he is going to be fine in his life after high school and beyond.
I want my sons to be adorable and kind and charming. Right now they are both very involved in sports, but one thing we stress is outside interests because when sports are over we want them to have lots of other interests. I also want them to be devoted to their girlfriends, but not be doormats. That's how I felt Sean was, he got Payton interested in things outside of her life instead of being just sucked into her life and drama. That is wonderful!