12 of the Most Irresistible Bad Boys and Girls in YA

by Dena McMurdie

Let’s be honest, imperfect people are fun to read about. My favorite characters in young adult novels are bad boys and girls. Whether they’re the moody protagonist or the mysterious antagonist of the story, I can’t get enough of them. I love main characters with a dangerous side, but I’m also a sucker for a full-blown villain. From the bad to the super-bad, these are my favorite bad boys and girls from young adult literature.

Who are your favorite bad boys and girls from YA?