Hi there! So, I’ve been tagged by Bookcoma to complete ‘The High School Stereotypes Book Tag’, which is my first book tag. I’m excited, but I have to say that this was a hard one as I haven’t done nearly as much reading as I’d like. So, here’s what I was able to scrounge up while following the rules below.
• Choose Characters from your favorite books who fit these high school stereotypes.
• Tag as many people as you want to do this tag!
• It’s that easy!
1) The Mean Girl
Celeste Newsome from ‘The Selection’ is more of a self-centered, airhead than an actual mean girl, but it’s because of those traits that she is The Mean Girl. She’s in a competition, after all. It’s something that she’s accustomed to, being paraded about before others and being the star of the show. It’s what causes her to act out in very mean-girlish ways during the book. She doesn’t know how to handle losing. So, she takes any means necessary to be the winner of the Selection.
2) The Dumb Jock
Wells Jaha from ‘The 100’ is my choice for The Dumb Jock. He isn’t exactly dumb, but he isn’t intelligent either. In fact, his dumbness comes across more so as arrogance and selfishness because of the sacrifices he makes for his own personal desires and supposed ‘needs’. However, he is definitely the jock. He was a military officer and is constantly seen doing physical labor around the camp, which emphasizes his brawn over his brain. (And I really don’t like him. :p)
3) The Bully
Gally from ‘The Maze Runner’ is most definitely a bully. He picks on anyone and everyone, using his anger and fists to get what he wants. It comes back to bite him. However, while in the maze he takes a special dislike to Thomas and makes it very evident how much he detests him on many occasions, showing his dominance and categorizing him as The Bully.
4) The Bad Boy
Alex from ‘A Clockwork Orange’ is a Bad Boy through and through, well, until they jumble his brain and what not. Still, he takes the cake. Most importantly, he isn’t just playing around because he truly is a terrible person, doing criminal acts, and not caring the consequences of said actions. It’s his cruelty that forces him into the dreadfully wicked punishment of his government. Such means only prove how much of a bad boy Alex really is.
5) The Girl with the Bad Reputation
Joanna Mason, who arrives into the ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy in the second book, ‘Catching Fire’, is my pick for The Girl with the Bad Reputation, because let’s be honest, she loves it. She has a bad attitude and a chip on her shoulder. Well deserved, mind you, after what the Capitol’s done to her. Still, she embodies this stereotype and thrives on it, using it as her pedestal to spur her into the top of everyone’s choices for winner of the 75th Hunger Games.
6) The Geek
Caleb Prior from ‘Divergent’ is most definitely, in my opinion, the stereotypical Geek. He closeted himself up with books and books and books only to expose himself as leaving his faction to join… Erudite, the intelligence faction. Shocker! He continues to show geeky qualities by being spineless, self-absorbed, and thinking knowledge is more important than anything else, possibly even his family.
7) The Drama Geek
Alright. For this category I’m cheating because I can’t think of a single character that embodies The Drama Geek stereotype. So, my sister-in-law suggested Thom Merrilin from ‘The Wheel of Time’ series. According to her this character is a bard and as such is constantly performing. It’s his life. It’s his manner of being. Therefore, he is the Drama Geek, the one who thrives to make the world his stage and the events his show.
8) The Band Geek
Wesley “Link” Lincoln from ‘Beautiful Creatures’ is my pick for the Band Geek stereotype because he’s so gosh darn obsessed with his band. He doesn’t play an instrument. He’s not even good, but he is completely and totally dedicated to his terrible music to the point that he plays it constantly and is always shoving it in people’s faces like when he blares it in his car. That, a band geek, makes.
9) The Wannabe
Jon Snow from the series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ is such a Wannabe that it’s not even funny. His very origin pushes him into this stereotype. Being the bastard child of a lord means that he’ll never fit into the traditional family sense, will never carry his father’s sword, never hold the family title or holdings, and is forever doomed to a world of shunning. It’s the fact that he can’t control this that makes him strive for it. He wants to find a place where he belongs, wants to be accepted, wants to be like everyone else and not have to worry about being looked down upon. Even when he has an opportunity to make a life of his own, he still longs to be accepted as his father’s son and into the family of the Starks. The pining doesn’t go away. Neither does his wannabe status.
10) The Stoner/Slacker
Holden Caulfield from ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ is whom I consider to be the ultimate Slacker. The entire book is him avoiding his future because he doesn’t want to fit in and doesn’t know what he’s doing with his life. He sits and whines. Even when he does come to a conclusion of what he wants to do is something that isn’t even a real job, which is just another way for him to avoid the reality that is life and his place in it.