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48 YA Characters Who Should Probably Take a Hike

Ah, hiking. As anyone who’s done it will know, it’s a great way to clear your mind, stay active, and take a fresh breath of air when everything else in your life starts to seem overwhelming. The reward of a gorgeous view at the end of any trail makes all the effort worth it, and it’s pretty fun to climb up scrambles pretending to be someone adventuring in a YA book. It’s also one of the most classic insults we know. The mountain range!

In honor of this timeless activity, we thought we’d put our minds to seeing which YA characters should take advantage of the fresh air and reevaluate both their actions and lives. Or you know, just like, get out. Either way, here are some characters we think should really just take a hike.

 

48 YA Characters Who Should Take a Hike

AND LEAVE US ALONE TO THRIVE

 

For the betrayals we can’t forgive…

  1. Inan | Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  2. Locke | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  3. Meliorn | City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  4. Nate Gray | Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  5. Zaneta | Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncanc
  6. Hector | There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
  7. Lady Crescentia | Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
  8. Olivia Flores | Ruined by Amy Tintera

 

For being a mild jerk…

  1. Mal Oretsev | Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  2. Kuwei Yul-Bo | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Nicasia | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  4. Genevieve Arron | Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  5. Dymian | Black Wings Beating by Alex London
  6. Lauren Mallory | Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  7. Bekah Colter | Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  8. Naja | Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  9. Peter Hayes | Divergent by Veronica Roth
  10. Caleb Prior | Divergent by Veronica Roth
  11. Holden Caulfield | The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  12. Veronica Matthews | These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
  13. Carmen Farooq-Lane | Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
  14. Thyon Nero | Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

 

For just being generally creepy…

  1. The dead queens | Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  2. Manuel Casales | Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  3. Esme | Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  4. Teren Santoro | The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  5. Ryzek Noavek | Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

 

For all the scheming and scamming…

  1. Martin Addison | Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  2. Iris CygnetRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  3. Efiya | Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
  4. Celeste Newsome | The Selection by Kiera Cass
  5. Bette Abney | Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
  6. Calliope Brown | The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
  7. Daphne Deighton | American Royals by Katharine McGee
  8. Kinok | Crier’s War by Nina Varela

 

For being the absolute worst…

  1. Volo Samos | Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  2. Jan Van Eck | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Zara Dearborn | Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  4. Kevin | Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan
  5. Iskra Yellowlegs | Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  6. Arobynn Hamel | Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Jake Riordan | One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  8. General Yu | Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  9. Ozorne Tasikhe | Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
  10. The Commandant | An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  11. Marcus Farrar | An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  12. Hailey Grant | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

… But only if that hike is with me

  1. Corien | Furyborn by Claire Legrand

 


Which character would you tell to take a hike? Let us know in the comments!

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