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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Book Boyfriend Marcus Flutie


My Book Boyfriend #2


Megan McCafferty

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme where we talk about a literary crush who makes us swoon hosted by Missie from The Unread Reader.

This Book Boyfriend is from The Jessica Darling series and my review of the first book, Sloppy Firsts, should be up soon.

Marcus Flutie is the rocker, drug-reformed poet and love interest of Jessica "Not-So" Darling. In Jessica's words: "His lips are usually curled into a semi-smile, like he’s in on a big joke that’s being played on you but you don’t know it yet." This guy is complicated and he knows it. 

I'm not sure anyone can come close to capturing the pure mystery that is Marcus Flutie, but Garrett Hedlund was who came to mind for me. He is a little old for the part, but hey, if Ian Somerhalder can play a teenager: why can't this guy?

  • tease extraordinaire
  • poet, songwriter, musician
  • six foot tall with long limbs
  • rusty red mess of hair
  • nicknamed Krispy Kreme

Directly below is a poem that Marcus wrote:

"We are Adam and Eve
born out of chaos called creation
Ribbing me gave you life
yet you forget
there will always be
a part of me in you
yes I taunted and tempted
you with my forbidden fruit
does that make me
the serpent too?
Believe what you will
but if I am exiled alone
I know we will be
together again someday
naked without shame in paradise
My thanks to you
for being in on my sin"

And this is part of a song written by Marcus:
You, yes, you, linger inside my heart
The same you who stopped us before we could start
I didn't want to leave, but you began to believe
Your own crocodile lies.

Marcus is the ultimate bad boy. He's philosophical and broody and loves to be a bit of a puzzle. I mean, come one, he wears Backstreet Boys T-shirts just to mess with other people's heads. How can you not love that?


sinn said...

Damn, what is it with musicians that just makes you swoon?!  *drool*

Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-book-boyfriend-dante.html

sinn @ sinnful books

Lesley @ My keeper shelf said...

I have this on my TBR list, I think I will be bumping it up my list he sounds fab.

Jacinda @ Reading Housewives said...

You just reminded me that I need to finish this series! I'm need to finish the last 2 1/2 books!

Missie Bee said...

ZOMG! I love this post!!! Any boy with nicknamed  Krispy Kreme who has long limbs is my ideal boyfriend.

And, can I say how cool it is that he wears Backstreet Boys T-shirts. What an awesome sense of humor.  I'll have to read these books soon! :)

Amy S. said...

OH MAN!  This is so going on my wishlist!  Thanks for sharing!

Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-book-boyfriend-29.html

Nic @ Irresistiblereads said...

That last quote made me swoon!  

mfay2 @ Anxirium said...

I'm just getting to know him! I'm on the first chapter of book two and I'm loving it! He Who Shall Not Be Named! 

Flannery said...

The second picture is pretty hot. I'm not too sure about that green shirted outfit, Lynds. I think Marcus is above something like that:)

jowearsoldcoats said...

Mmmm. Hello Mr Hedlund.
I keep looking at these books... may have to bump them up my list.

For no other reason than I'm a fiend when it comes to literary boys.

Naomi Rees said...

oh i *seriously* love GH and he is the perfect pick for mrcus

(although now that you have got me all swoony over GH ~ he could prob double up as a few of my YA crushes. YUM <3

x Nomes

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