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Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty
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May 05, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: chick-lit, ya, romance, young-adult

It lasts 24 hours, intense and honest, the perfect ending to one of my favourite series and you get to hear Marcus' voice.

Analysis of a crush on Marcus Flutie (a few bullet points):

*physically: six feet of long-limbed, tattooed, slouching insouciance, dusty reddish dreads (dreads yeah!), his lips are usually curled into a semi-smile, like he’s in on a big joke that’s being played on you but you don’t know it yet

* socially: he has a reputation, he is a dreg, he slept with countless girls, he is not an awkward teenager, he is not obnoxious, he uses fool language, he values friendship, he is compassionate, he volunteers in a home for the elderly people, he plays in a band

* individually: he has a sense of humor (In a world where Marilyn Manson can’t shock anyone anymore, Marcus knows that wearing the Backstreet Boys T-shirt is one of the most subversive things that he—being “Krispy Kreme,” after all—can do. He thinks it’s funny. It is), he is cheeky and outspoken, he is smart, he is deep in touch with his spirituality

* special treats to me: nonconformist, he acts like if there is all the time in the world, he is in no hurry to start college, he achieves without being an overachiever, he is impulsive, he is unpredictable, he falls really hard for Jessica

I heart Marcus Flutie, I heart Jessica Darling ( but this post is about Marcus), I have a lit crush on Megan McCafferty.

In Ya, chick lit, romance male character tend to be predictable: moody & unapproachable, successful & obnoxious, caring & companionable, usually they fall into categories. Marcus is special, his character has complexity and grey areas, he has one of the most brilliant lit personality I ever came across to.

I have crushes on individuals who are charming without trying too hard (without trying at all), I have a crush on Marcus because of his nonchalance, he is effortlessly attractive, he delivers some of the best lines in the whole series. He is perfect in his imperfection.
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