I put this in "What's My Type" because these are characters from a novel I'm currently writing.
Can anyone guess what types would fit these characters?
The main characters are the bright slacker and the bitter salutatorian- two high school students that were once best friends but drifted off into different social scenes. The story will be from the point of view of both B.S's
Bright Slacker- A bright slacker who is a high school senior. He enjoys partying and is known by most as fun loving drunk. He doesn't work to his potential- does very well on standardized tests (the highest in his class) but has lackluster grades. He wants to get into a long-term relationship but is so insecure about his ability to maintain one that he simply hookups with girls in his grade w/o showing any emotional commitment to them. However, in many ways he is an intellectual and loves to read in his spare time. He qualifies for an all-state math competition and is persuaded to go by the math department. He likes the fact that the competition is at a university which means there may be people he can drink with.
Bitter Salutatorian- He is obsessed with getting into Harvard. He brags about his accomplishments often and everyone knows him. It's somewhat of a blow when the "Bitter Salutatorian" who used to be ranked #1 gets knocked down to #2 because he got 2 A-'s his junior year. He mostly serves as a stereotype of the overachiever but has some personal development when it is revealed that he and the protagonist were one best friends but moved on to different social scenes .
Bitter Salutatorian's Best Friend- A quiet kid who likes to build things and write poetry- he's also the only one who actually puts up with the Bitter Salutatorian's favorite topics of discussion. He's the other kid to qualify for the all-state math competition and gets to know the protagonist well there- the Bitter Salutatorian missed qualifying by one point.. something that would make his day.
Party Girl- A girl that the protagonist has sex with at a party. She's a cheerful slutty type who doesn't think of the consequences. She gets pregnant and there are three guys who could be the father- one of them being the protagonist. Due to personal beliefs, she chooses to not get an abortion- despite the pleading of the protagonist and the jock.
The Lacrosse Jock- One of the protagonist's best drinking buddies- even though the protagonist never took a liking to lacrosse, they do a lot of crazy things together when they are drunk. Superficially, the lacrosse jock and the protagonist seem very similar. Both take pride in the number of chicks they hook up with- he's also a suspect for the father of the party girl's child.
Smooth Suave Guy- He's the other guy that she slept with- a college-age student from a local university. They were the ones who had sex without a condom- so logically he's most likely the dad. He's the guy the party girl is the most attracted to and she views the other two as 'second-rate guys'.
The Determined Math Teacher- The head of the Math Department- she persuades the protagonist to go to the competition, since despite his B performance in math classes- it is clear that he's a math star. She is disappointed that her 'star pupil'- the Bitter Salutatorian missed qualifying by a point and is pessimistic about their school getting any kind of trophy this year- since as far as she knows, the Bitter Salutatorian would have the trophy in mind.
The Shy Poet- A girl that the protagonist meets at the math competition. They have a strong intellectual connection and end up spending the night discussing many topics. They begin to develop a romantic interest in each other but the Shy Poet gets a little turned off by the other side of the protagonist- the obnoxious drunk. It turns out she goes to a high school in the district right next to where he's at- so if things work out, distance won't be a problem.
The Pretty Note Taker- She's ranked #1 in the school, is pretty, part of the Cheer-leading squad, a teacher's pet, and is envied by many especially the Bitter Salutatorian. He questions how she could have taken his spot. He also has a romantic interest in her and even though she is fawned over by many guys, he is convinced that he has the smarts and ambition to win her heart.
These are some of the characters. Let me know if you can guess what their types would be based on these descriptions.
If you have any questions, let me know!