Being female, I’ve had an uncanny experience of reading mostly books with female characters. Who ever thought I’d relate to females more than males, being a girl. It’s so crazy!
(please detect heavy sarcasm)
As much as I prefer female leads overall, as part of the whole relating to their issues a lot more, I still enjoy the occasional male MC, especially if it’s an entertaining guy. In fact most of the guys in this list are super witty, funny, and occasionally charming.
Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians
I jumped on the Percy train late (after I saw the movie) but he’s one that’s stuck around. Mostly because of the ridiculous sense of humour he has. I love it! Plus Percabeth.
Clay Jensen from 13 Reasons Why
Clay was a surprise for me. I always expected him to be nice, but I didn’t expect to enjoy his voice so much. I think he’s the only high school male who has narrated a book I’ve read.
Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses
PRECIOUS RHYS IS PRECIOUS. I LOVE HIM. THIS ALL CAPS FANGIRLING IS ENOUGH JUSTIFICATION FOR HIS PLACE ON THIS LIST. CANNOT WAIT TO READ ACOWAR WITH MORE RHYS. GIVE ME RHYS.
This is an obligatory add to the list, right?! Harry isn’t as outrageously hilarious as Percy (he has his moments, don’t get me wrong), but the reason I really enjoyed his story is the fact we got to watch him grow. Eight books we had with harry, growing up and battling this big evil. Kid did a decent job. I don’t know how he managed to pass all his exams.
Cas from Curse Workers
Cas’s personality reminds me a lot of Percy actually. Witty, hilarious one lines. He also has such a cool, coveted power that is super unique. The only thing I didn’t really like about him was his obsession with Lila.