My Book Boyfriend is an awesome weekly meme hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader all about fictional boys who make us swoon. This week, I'm swooning over Owen Armstrong from Sarah Dessen's Just Listen.
"All the information I possessed about Owen Armstrong I'd gotten from a distance. Like that he was tall and muscular, with broad shoulders and thick biceps. And he always wore boots with thick rubber soles that made him seem even bigger, his steps heavier. His hair was dark and cut short, spiking up a bit at the top, and I'd never once seen him without his iPod and earphones, which he wore inside, outside, in class, out of class."
- Full Name: Owen Armstrong
- Appearance: dark hair, green eyes, freckles, tall, muscular
- Occupation(s): radio DJ
- He is obsessed with music of all kinds.
- He's a great big brother.
- He's honest.
- He uses quotes from his Anger Management classes.
- He's the first person to see Annabel for who she really is.
- He stands up for what he believes in.
"Some people think they like music, but they have no idea what it's really all about. They're kidding themselves. Then there are people who feel strongly about music, but just aren't listening to the right stuff. They're misguided. And then there are people like me."
"I mean, at first, it was kind of disappointing. But people recover from disappointment. Otherwise we'd all be hanging from nooses. Right?"
"My point is, I don't know you as someone who gets their picture taken in a cheerleading outfit. Or even as a model, period. That's not you to me."
"Then he shifted, moving closer to me, and I felt his arm press against mine, his skin warm. And then, finally, Owen kissed me--really kissed me--and I couldn't hear anything: not the water, the music, or even my own heart, which had to be pounding. Instead, it was just silence, the very best kind, stretching out forever, or only a moment, and then it was over."
My Owen: Actor Tom Welling of Smallville fame.