Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Romances that Could Survive in Real Life

A feature by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s list is about fictional couples whose love could survive in real life.

1. Eleanor and Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – if these two can survive Park’s mother and Richie, on a more serious note, than they can get past anything. They changed each other so much that the idea of them not working out in real life is impossible.

2. Adam and Mia from If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman – Adam and Mia seem to have a deep connection from the beginning. Even when Mia doesn’t choose Adam initially, he never gives up on her, and when fate throws them together again, it’s obvious that they’re meant to be together. They’re tied together by a love of music, and are each willing to make compromises in order to be together.

3. Luke and London from Forgotten by Cat Patrick- Even though the girl’s got memory issues, Luke is the first person she really remembers. Plus, they knew each other when they were little and liked each other then, too. I figure if Luke can get past London’s memory, this is a relationship that would last.

4. Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Katniss and Peeta are perfect together because they have seen one another at their most vulnerable. Gale doesn’t understand what Katniss has been through, but Peeta does. Though Peeta has his own issues to work through at the end of the series, they find ways to help each other, making for a strong relationship where they are both equals.

5. Gemma and Alex from Wake by Amanda Hocking – When two people have known each other as long as Gemma and Alex have, it’s not surprising that they get together. They both care about each other as friends also, which helps build a strong foundation for relationships in real life.

6. Will and Cordelia from This is All by Aidan Chambers – All I’ll say about this one is, any boy who can handle a girl waving a bloody tampon at him and still like her is a real keeper.

7. Sephy and Callum from Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman – I wasn’t actually sure whether to put Sephy and Callum on this list, but their love pulled Sephy through throughout the series, and was deep and passionate (SPOILER) when Callum was alive as well.

8. Sarah and Ryan from The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott – Thank god these two realized they felt the same way about each other. I just about died when Ryan told Sarah that he hadn’t been calling for Brianna the morning after they met. I mean, thank goodness. I just wanted to slap that girl for being so selfish and self-absorbed.

9. Lyra and Will from His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman – They’re another couple that’s been through a lot together. Even if they were separated in real life as well, I still think they’d find a way.

10. Lennie and Joe from The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson – Joe and Lennie get a lot from each other. Joe learns about Lennie from the poems she drops everywhere, and takes Lennie out of her grief for Bailey. I am so glad this girl came to her senses about him.


One thought on “Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Romances that Could Survive in Real Life

  1. Eleanor and Park – After reading their book and the last few pages, I really hope that these two can make it. I don’t care that they’re fictional. I felt more emotionally invested in their relationship that I do a lot of real relationships going on around me and I’m pulling for these two.

    Great list 🙂

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