Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Love Triangle Challenge

Another mini challenge, this on from YA Bliss.

Top Three Love Triangles

This one is hard for me because there are love triangles and there are GOOD love triangles. So often the author falls into the trap of making an attempt at a love triangle then shoving one character down your throat.

1. Gale/Katniss/Peeta- The Hunger Games
This one worked because both guys were suitable for Katniss and you could understand her being torn over them. She'd grown up with Gale and he was so much like her, yet Peeta was so kind. You sort of know which way it's going to go, but it was well done.

2. Raoul/Christine/Erik- The Phantom of the Opera
This is a weird, weird love in the fact that no one really deserves anyone else. Erik is a murderer and obsessive and slightly crazy, but his love for Christine is pure and there is that part of Christine that loves Erik just for the genius he is. Raoul is an idiot, though Christine is no rocket scientist herself. Yet she obviously ends up with Raoul, fitting for a flighty girl and I suppose Erik deserves his fate for his homicidal tendencies, but Erik's story is so sad you feel more deeply for him that most jilted sides of a love triangle.

There honestly aren't any more than that that I'd consider "good" love triangles that I've read, at least that I can remember.

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