Why doesn't any YA character have glasses? Glasses are attractive, nerdy and cute. I have glasses ^_^ I often push them up in class because they fall down when I bend my head to write.
I'm a side-pusher. I push the corners of my glass lenses to push 'em up, whereas the more proper way is to push them in the middle (like the guy above, who is very cute)
So anyways. No glasses is kind of mean, an insult to us "four-eyes" who wear 'em everyday. There are few books in the YA world that have MC's who have glasses. And braces? Where art thou braces? I don't wear braces, but a load of my teenage friends do, and it seems reasonable that a teenage MC have braces too, or at least mention them in a book.
My MC has glasses. She's not the most attractive (though I think she is!!) but glasses make her more....real. She has no braces. I believe in the teeth nature gives you. The way your teeth form is unique to you, and helps you. Bending them and pushing your teeth in obvious physical pain will, yeah make it look better and all, but where are your canines?
A friend of mine at school had no canines. They looked like every other tooth, small and neat and straight.
"Where are your canines? How do you eat meat?"
"I eat meat"
"I had braces for a long time"
ANYWAYS! Going off subject....characters without glasses or braces??
I HAVE MOVED!
3 years ago