NPR is doing a series called "In Character" where NPR looks at great fictional characters and what makes them so memorable. I was watching this video where Elizabeth Blair interviews Cookie Monster. It got me thinking, it would be fun to "interview" some YA lit characters. Who would you most like to interview using the Proust Questionnaire? I like the Inside the Actors Studio questions too.
Also, you can nominate your favorite American fictional character by writing an essay not more than 150 words describing the character and "and why you believe he or she is important, compelling and/or provocative." NPR might include your essay on their blog and/or on the air. The only YA character I saw (there were several children's book characters) was Jessica Darling from Megan McCafferty's Sloppy Firsts.