Hey, guys! I've been very AWOL lately, and I apologize. Lately, I've been trying to improve my grades, and every time I try to blog, homework happens. I'm going to try to post more often, but I'm going to warn you now: Don't expect much from me (other than these blog chains, which I can't resist despite my jam packed schedule) until June 7. That's when school has completely ended and I've done the June 6th SAT. When that happens, my schedule should automatically be so, so much clearer, and I'll try to get back to a regular posting schedule.
Here's this month's prompt.
Here's this month's prompt.
“Write a letter to a fictional couple.”
I was so, so tempted to write to Hazel and Augustus, but I decided to write to another one of my favorite literary couples, Millie and Chase from Buzz Kill. I love them for the same reasons that I love Hazel and Augustus, but they're less recognized, so I decided that I'd feature them instead. So, without further ado, here's my letter.
Dear Millie Ostermeyer and Chase Albright,
I first read about y’all in July of 2014. I picked you up from the new book collection to read about the mystery of Coach Killdare, and how he was murdered. But when I finished this book (in one sitting, I might add) it wasn’t the murderer who stayed in my mind for months on end-it was you guys.
Millie, in a world of characters whose main goals are to get into a college far, far away from home or star in movies, you stood out. You were clearly more intelligent than most of the characters (your biggest turn-on with Chase was his high-level vocabulary, for pete’s sake!), but you had no interest in college, claiming that everyone else was just “peaking too soon.” You wanted to backpack across the world and eat a sixty-ounce steak while everyone else was planning their way to Ivy-league schools and football scholarships. As someone who secretly wishes they were bold enough to skip out on college, I respect that. Plus, even though you had the classic rivalry with the popular girl, it wasn’t because you secretly wanted to be popular (you hate cheerleaders) or you used to be besties with her and now you’re not (because you guys were NEVER friends), but because you were more creative than her and people noticed. She wanted to choke the creativity out of you, and you wouldn’t let her. That’s what I loved about you.
(Also, as much as Chase made fun of you for your...lack of French speaking abilities-when you said “gracias” to Mademoiselle Beamish, I couldn’t breathe, I was laughing so hard-I totally can relate flailing in an upper level language class, even though a lot of other reviewers couldn’t.)
And Chase? I fell in love with you (sorry, Millie) and I hated myself for it. Why? Because I usually hate bad boys. They’re so cliche, and as a Wattpadian who sees hundreds of horribly cliched “bad boy” books every day, I’ve sworn to myself that I’d never fall for a bad boy. Yet I fell hopelessly hard for you-harder than I have for any book character (though Augustus Waters is a close second). Over the months, I’ve considered why. Was it because you were described as being hot? (It wasn’t; I usually find the “hot” description bland and overused.) Was it because you vaguely reminded me of the real-life guy I liked at the time, who had a similar mysterious air to him? (It wasn’t; after I found out The Boy IRL was actually kind of an ass, I still found you attractive.) Was it because of your vocabulary? (Partially, but that wasn’t the only reason.) Or was it the fact that you
I don’t think I’ll even know why I’m so attracted to you, Chase, but the truth is, even with your horrible decisions in the past, I think you’re not only a fantastically developed character but also a really attractive one too. Maybe I’ll meet someone like you in real life, but in the meantime, I’ll continue rereading BuzzKill, secretly hoping for a sequel and wishing you and Millie the best.
Have you read this book too? Are you a fan, or are there other couples that you prefer? Comment below!