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Hi. Gotta start with Ronan Lynch. Because Ronan Lynch
Simon from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
PRECIOUS SIMON IN LOVE WITH A PRECIOUS BOY EATING PRECIOUS OREOS AND BEING PRECIOUS
Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson
Elisa is queen. She's a curvy kick ass queen and she will funk you up. Don't mess.
Fire from Fire by Kristin Cashore
TEXTUALLY BISEXUAL POC OKAY LOOK IT UP. Fire is my favorite of the Cashore heroines. I just really, really love Fire.
Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath is such a great portrayal of a certain kind of mental illness and social anxiety, and I've never read a character who more closely resembles me and the way that my brain brains. She's my fictional soul twin.
Jessamin from Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
I will always pimp this book, because it's glorious. Jessamine is a sasstastic POC in a hopelessly white fantasy version of Victorian/Edwardian England, struggling with being the victim of a whole lot of prejudice.
Shahrzad from The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Shazi for president.
Angela from Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
I'd say Angela for president, but she is a) English, and therefore unqualified, and b) lazy, and therefore unwilling. Presidents don't get to take nearly as many naps (or kiss nearly as many girls) as she'd like.
Kenji from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Top five humans ever created by man, yes siree.
Kristin from None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
My heart breaks for this girl. When she discovers that she's intersex, she gets put through a whoooooole lot of shit, but girl is STRONG IN THE FACE OF STRIFE. YES SHE IS.
Much from Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen.
Much! Precious Much, with his one hand, unwavering loyalty, and unending wisdom, considering his age. I heart Much.
Lara Jean from To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
I basically just want to BE Lara Jean, if that's somehow possible.
Raisa from The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Biracial wolf princess coming to reclaim her matriarchal society with her bare hands, yes she is
Rhy from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Prince Rhy, bisexual prince of my heart <3333
Cinder from Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder's ethnicity is never explicitly stated in text, but she lives in a futuristic China, and Marissa Meyer has said she's mixed race with brown hair and skin. She's also the kick ass cyborg you'd want to break you out of prison and save your planet and stuff.
Lola's dads from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Actual best YA parents
Nico Di Angelo from The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Bonus: Clarke Griffin and Bellamy Blake and Raven Reyes from The 100
hi watch The 100 please thank you for POC and bisexual leads and disabled characters THANX