Wow so, question: do you prefer a certain gender for the main character in any book you read? Seriously, I think this is a good question! Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t, either way, what do you prefer?
Angelina says most of her favorite books tend to have boy main characters instead of girls, but most of her favorite authors are also men. James Dashner, Brandon Sanderson, Ciye Cho, Christopher Pike, even though these are all of her favorite authors not all of them have boy main characters though. Ciye Cho writes about a human girl in the mermaid world, Florence. Christopher Pike writes a lot of fantasy stories, and many of his main characters are girls. It could be said that gender doesn’t matter with my sister, she reads a book either way.
I think that many young adult books (not all, just bunches!) have girls as main characters. Actually, now that I think about it, almost all of the books I can list at the top of my head have girl main characters. I think we need more boy main characters, maybe you agree, maybe you don’t. For all of you guys out there, do you enjoy reading about girl main characters, or would you prefer another guy to read about? This easily relates to video games for me, I loooooove video games… A LOT. One thing I really wish there was more of, is girl main characters. Don’t hate me, please don’t. I just love playing as girl main characters in games because I can relate to them. Girls don’t always need to be saved, why can’t we be the one to do the saving? I LOVE Elise from Assassins Creed Unity (I know a lot of people HATE Unity, but I LOVE it), Faith from Mirrors Edge, Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII, Jodie from Beyond: Two Souls and Ellie from The Last of Us are all FANTASTIC girls in video games. I sort of wish we got a choice in them like in Mass Effect or Dragon Age but I guess it doesn’t matter…
*Elise, Faith and Lightning…
But oh gosh, I do love all of the main characters in video games! Arno, Edward (Assassins Creed), Solas, Dorian, Varric, Cole (Dragon Age), Chrom (Fire Emblem)……..
BACK ON TRACK BRIANNA! STOP GETTING OFF TOPIC! *DEEP breath*
I really could care less if the book I’m reading is about a girl or a boy, what matters to me is the story. It would be cool to see more books about more guys but who knows, maybe I’m looking in the wrong places.
So the question today is: does gender matter TO YOU in a book?