Monday, May 25, 2015

Jobs in YA Fiction

Happy almost summer! As June approaches, many people I know have started to talk about getting summer jobs. Naturally, I started to think about some of my favorite characters from YA fiction and what jobs they'd be doing as they finished school. So, here are a few jobs that just might inspire you.

 Lizzie Summers (The Daughters, Johanna Philbin) models for fashion magazines. Hey, you might not think you're cut out for it, but neither did Lizzie... at first.

 Leigh (Six Feet Over It, Jennifer Longo) works with her family at the local cemetery. Not the most uplifting of places, but you do meet some interesting people.

Mia Thermopolis (The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot) gets paid--well, technically, she gets donations made to Greenpeace in her name--to learn to be a princess. Definitely one of the more glamorous options, though admittedly, it isn't an option for everyone.

Francesca Schnell (The Summer of Letting Go, Gae Polisner) babysits a little boy named Frankie Sky, who may or may not be her brother reincarnated. If you're looking for something less serious for your summer job, my advice would be to stay away from possible reincarnations.

Emi (Everything Leads to You, Nina LaCour) works as a set designer in Hollywood. Seems like those thrift store/flea market finds go pretty far.

Happy summer job hunting, everyone.

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