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So - who's my top couple I found this year?
My favourite Aussie YA couple of the year are: Chris and Amelia from Laura Buzo's Good Oil
Good Oil is funny and true and sophisticated and charming and brilliantly Australian. And it has two of some of my most favourite characters in it: Chris and Amelia. There's just something about them as individuals and their relationship that makes them seem so real.
I love Chris just as much as I love Tom MacKee from Melina Marchetta's The Piper's Son (and Saving Francesca). Amelia crushes on him hard, and they have such a great dynamic together. The scenes they are in just shine.
Most of all - their story is flirty and fun and true but also extremely ache-y and crushingly bittersweet. AND I WANT A SEQUEL. because I want to revist them as they get older - so not ready to let them go...
|Adam Garcia as Chris|
Bonus: One of my all-time fave teen couples (and they feel so teen...) is Lydia and Seb
- from Jaclyn Moriarty's books (Finding Cassie Crazy/The Year of secret Assignments and Dreaming of Amelia/Ghosts of Ashbury High)
I adore them individuality, regardless of their couple status. Seb is hot (and you realise this even before getting a twinkling of what he looks like) - he's just got a brilliant charisma and he's arty and oh-so-Aussie-teen-boy. He's pretty sexy :) Lydia is perfect: sassy and fun and clever and a thinker and quirky and truly just wonderful.
Here's a little casting call (two more Aussie actors)Don't you love the look on Cariba's face below - SO classic Lyd! Love it! She's tough, sassy and cool.
Argh, Lyd's pic keeps disappearing. Here's the link if you're interested. Pic of the girl in plaits on the top left :)