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Top Ten Book Boyfriends You Should Totally Take to Your Family Christmas Party

The holidays are times for giving thanks and looking forward to new beginnings, but most importantly, bringing your boyfriend home and making your relatives jealous. Here are the top ten book boyfriends that you must take home for Christmas for one reason or another; good looks, good manners, or good gifts. Who do you plan on bringing home this year?


Patch Cipriano from Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Patch is a brooding, tall, beautiful fallen angel that can’t feel sensation but doesn’t let that stop him. Although your father may not approve, the female members of your family will struggle keeping their hands to themselves.

Adrian Ivashkov from Frostbite by Richelle Mead. His manners and royalty will impress the parents while his charm and experience will keep your sister in awe. Adrian is more than willing to take you to your room and spend the night alone, showering you with gifts and compliments and teasing you with his short sleeves and ties. Adrian will make this year a Christmas to remember!

Alec from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. From the first book, Alec is a soft yet intimidating character that we all imagine bringing home for the holidays. He would vow to protect and appreciate you with as much love and anger he can muster at the same time. Any parent would want that for their beloved daughter or son… right?


Park Sheridan from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Park is a teenager of the 1980’s: Walkman, comics, and scratch and sniff stickers, but he is also a caring, invested, sophisticated young man. Your great-great-grandmother may worry about the racial difference, but your parents will adore his manners and ability to find the silver-lining to everything. Maybe spending Christmas with your ancestors isn’t so bad!

Theodore Finch from All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Finch is a sorrowful, attempted-optimistic, hopeful boy that, despite his own pains, will do what he can to brighten your day. Finch will take the Christmas occasion seriously and will show his appreciation for every second of it, thus making it an event to remember.

Leo Borlock from Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. This is an “oldie but a goodie” from the early 21st century – the original YA boyfriend. Leo is a sensitive, curious, joyful teenager that would offer to help clean up afterwards, thus impressing your parents. He may be socially awkward and make impulse decisions, but who said stepping outside of your comfort zone to talk to a girl was a bad thing? Maybe we can learn a thing or two from Leo. 

Most Useful

Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Adorable, sweet, respectful, but most importantly, will provide a pie (or two). 

Percy Newton of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Percy will always be by your side to offer advice, emotional support, and a joke when you need it. He knows what you need and is caring enough to help you through your bad days. Let’s admit it, ladies, a listening ear is more often needed than a nice set of abs.

Jules Marchenoir from Die for Me by Amy Plum. Sweet and irresistible, Jules will keep you entertained all night with dancing, laughing, and the occasional innuendo. Forget the compliments and help cleaning up, Jules will turn up the music and make sure you live in the present.

Best Book Boyfriend

Simon Snow from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Simon Snow is the master of spending the Christmas holidays at other people’s houses. Formerly an honorary Wellbelove, he is now in need of a vacation destination and will fulfill his stay with compliments, polite enquiries, and an appreciative amount of food. Your parents will adore his tenderness and attempted manners but may spend their time praying he doesn’t break anything. Still, he will do his best to make sure you have fun and don’t run into any trouble. 

Have any of these handsome, darling boys won you over with their compassion or pies? Do you think any of them will make your sister jealous? No matter what draws readers to these fictional teenage boys, there is one thing we can all agree on: they are all totally worthy of accompanying you to your family Christmas party this winter!


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