10. Vicky from A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
(Viking Books For Young Readers)
9. Everyone in Emeralds & Ashes by Leila Rasheed (Disney Hyperion)
If you haven't read Leila Rasheed's At Somerton series, you need to. She's created rich family histories and relationships that are definitely reminiscent (and in 90% of the cases) exceed the drama of shows like Downton Abbey.
I'd love to catch up with all of the characters and see how they're doing.
8. Elizabeth and Lauren from Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
7. Kiri from Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith (Katherine Tegen)
6. Gigi, Bea and Neerja from Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer (Balzer + Bray)
I LOVE, LOVE this book. Seriously. I LOVE how Sarah Strohmeyer really emphasizes female empowerment, intelligence and how popular + intelligence can go hand-in-hand in high school.
I would LOVE to know where my three girls are at, and if they really are studying fascinating topics + dating cute boys with British accents at ivy-covered universities.
5. Freshman Year and Other Natural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin (PUtnam)
4. Chloe, from Welcome Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell (Amulet)
3. Lucy from Love, Lucy by April Lindner (Little, Brown)
2. Kate from The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne (Dial)
Without giving spoilers away, I think we left Kate in a great place. However, I'd love to catch up with her a year from now, and see just how she's doing, and what she's learned.
I feel like she'd have a lot of insights about DC + her growing relationship with her family that I'd love to delve into.