Why I Love ... Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Alexis over at reflections of a bookaholic. Each Wednesday is an opportunity to explore a different aspect of literature and why I love it. Today's topic: Book Crush.
Let me describe my Johnny to you. He has dark, longish, unruly hair, olive toned skin and his eyes are so dark they seem black. He's a Greaser, of course, so definitely fits the bad boy category but he is shy and sweet and you couldn't ask for a more loyal friend. The only drawback to this hottie is that he smokes - but I'm sure he'd quit for me. And he dies in the book which is a downer for sure. I must have read 'The Outsiders' literally 100 times through my teen years and I cried myself to sleep every time Johnny died. It broke my heart.
Despite Johnny being my first love, I married a blue eyed blonde. Our first baby boy, though, has dark, unruly hair, olive toned skin and eyes so dark they are almost black. Maybe Johnny's ghost was hanging around after all.