Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fictional Love Triangles: Which Team Are You On?

Love triangles are ever so sweet, don’t you think? Two guys fighting over one girl. Tender, huh? Wouldn’t we all like to be chased after by a couple people at the same time? Aye, Aye! I definitely would. Ok, I’d just like to have one guy chasing after me.

Here are some examples of love triangles in young adult literature:
  • Jace—Clary—Simon (The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare)
  • Peeta—Katniss—Gale (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
  • David—Talley—Zane (Pretties by Scott Westerfeld)
  • Ky—Cassia—Xander (Matched by Ally Condie)
  • Edward—Bella—Jacob (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)

As for the last example, it was nice to see the movie Breaking Dawn. Finally, I was able to visually see the nuptials of Bella and Edward. Pardon my spoiler, but who doesn’t know this anyway? 

From the very moment Bella entered Forks High School’s office and Edward smelled her out, I wanted them to be together . . . forever. In my opinion, Jacob just got in the way. If Jacob was meant to be with Bella, it would have been him, not Edward, appearing at the very beginning of the book. Many people out there may beg to differ, so I apologize for any offence. 

No cat fights, please!

Anyway, I’m a Team Edward gal all the way. Always was and always will be.

So are you a Team Edward or a Team Jacob fan? Why? Which fictional love triangles are your favorites? Why?

Writing. Jewels.


  1. I'm a Team Jacob. Wait, do I have to actually have read the books or watched the movies to weigh in on this one? So you would have spoiled the ending for me, had I actually wanted to go through these books. But have you seen that Jacob guy without his shirt on? Totally yummier than some pasty sparkly brooding weenie vampire.

  2. Rob - You crack me up even though you're on the wrong team.

  3. Team Edward. No way am I dating a dog. I only saw the first movie, but I have read all of the Twilight books.

    Triangles are definitely appealing. I have one in a book I wrote. I can't think of any other examples at the moment.

  4. Woot woot! Julie is on my side with Team Edward. Although, I really like dogs. Just not the wolf variety. haha

  5. Team Edward in the books, because I think Jacob is a total jerk.
    Team Jacob in the movies, because, come on, who doesn't want to see Taylor Launter shirtless? And, I don't like Robert Pattinson.

  6. Laura, neither Taylor Launter or Robert Pattinson are up to par for Jacob and Edward. I'm in the minority with Taylor. I don't think he's cute. Robert is cuter in my opinion. TY for the comment!