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Book characters we'd totally date

Don’t fictional characters sometimes seem totally relatable? No matter their story, we’re always crushing on a few potential novel boyfriends. Seriously, where’s our Peeta or Gale? There’s never been a better time than the V-Day season to compile our fave list. Read on for 10 guys we’d date right off the pages.


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    Charlie is sweet, sensitive, and will do anything to stand up for his friends in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He might be on the outside of the social scene, but that’s what makes him even more desirable.


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    Neville Longbottom

    Not an official member of the Harry Potter trio, Neville Longbottom reaches beyond his sidekick status and turns out to be the bravest of them all. And we absolutely love that messy flop of hair.


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    Zach Taylor

    In The Secret Life of Bees, Lily’s infatuated with Zach, the charming friend of the Boatwright sisters. In the 1960s segregated south, he’s not even afraid to take Lily on a date to the movies and put himself on the line. We’d date this fearless sweetie in a heartbeat.


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    Owen Armstrong

    In Just Listen, Sarah Dessen’s Annabel learns so much from mysterious Owen’s honesty. And he also has great taste in music!


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    Peeta Mellark

    Peeta is intuitive and smart when it comes to seeing the big picture in the Hunger Games, or in real life. This baker is a cutie we wouldn’t skip out on.


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    Gale Hawthorne

    When Gale commits, he commits. He looks out for Katniss’ family while she competes in the Hunger Games, and he’s always ready to meet her for an afternoon in the woods. Hey, we want a Gale for ourselves!


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    Miles Halter

    In Looking for Alaska, Miles is thoughtful and has a sense of humor. The pranks he does with his new friends at boarding school means he’d be totally fun to hang around.


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    13 Little Blue Envelopes’ starving artist is up for traveling when it comes to accompanying Ginny to Scotland on an international scavenger hunt organized by her aunt. What’s not to like about this fun-loving European?


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    Matt Cruse

    Matt Cruse is a risk-taking cutie, always making new discoveries aboard an aircraft in Kenneth Oppel’s Skybreaker. Dating this adventure boy would never be a bore.


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    Stanley Yelnats

    Stanley Yelnats of Holes always seems to be getting in trouble because of his bad luck. But we’d be lucky to date him! Stanley’s a great friend of Zero and only wants to befriend the other guys at Camp Green Lake. We’d totally go out with this brave boy any day.


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by Caroline Cassard | 2/1/2016
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