July 2, 2011

project boy meets girl - take two

One year ago I came up with a project that I never saw thorough to completion. Project Boy Meets Girl was going to be an exercise for me to review some of my favorite literary couples based on books I've read.

I first proposed the project on my blog April 28, 2010. I only revealed No. 10: Jo March and Professor Bhaer from Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women."

I never made it any farther than that, and it has always bothered me.

During the next couple of months I plan to fix that, so here and now I'm reintroducing Project Boy Meets Girl.

As a reminder, here is what I will look at while I'm counting down the Top 10 couples:
• The hero and heroine (their good and bad qualities);
• The meet cute;
• Major obstacle(s);
• Words that melt my heart;
• The scene that steals the show;
• And the overall effect.

I've read more books since I first developed this project, and I have to say my list has changed some. I'm going to go ahead and leave Jo and her professor in the No. 10 spot, but there will be some other shake-ups along the way.

Look back in the coming weeks for more on Project Boy Meets Girl.

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