Building Character with Meg Flannigan from Perfect for You

It’s Friday! Time for Building Character in which you get to meet characters from a book. Talking to a character outside of their book is fun! Huge. Amounts. Of fun. 

This week Strands of Thought plays host to Meg Flannigan from Perfect For You. Glad you could join us, Meg. Can you tell our readers a little about yourself?

I’m Meg Flannigan, a senior at Treemont High. I’m the second best player on the tennis team, and I’m dating Asher Davidson, the quarterback of the football team.

Nice to meet you, Meg. It sounds like things are going real well for you. Congrats. A lot of kids your age are all dealing with all sorts of drama and conflicts. But not you, right?

I sort of have a few actually. I’m still trying to get over my sophomore-year boyfriend dumping me by kissing another girl in front of my locker. It sort of screwed me up. But I’m with Ash now, and he’s amazing. Things would be near perfect if Noah Turner—as in THE Noah Turner, most sought after guy at Treemont High—didn’t all of a sudden show an interest in me.

Oh, geez. Guess I jumped to conclusions. So now what are you gonna do?

I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. I know what it feels like to have your heart stomped on, and I can’t bring myself to hurt Ash or Noah.

Well, that’s good of you, Meg. But you also have to keep yourself in mind, too. What have you learned while trying to work through this problem?

I learned you can’t abandon your friends, because they’re the people who will pick you up and help you put yourself back together. I also learned that no one has the power to make you feel like less of a person unless you let them.

That last one is a super important lesson. Way to go! Tell us about your best friend. You aren’t in this alone, are you?

Grayson is the type to tell it how it is. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything, which can be brutal at times, but I know she means well and she loves me despite my faults.

Let’s learn more about you. What are your three favorite leisure activities?

Hanging out with Ash, playing tennis with Grayson, and finding out what else Noah and I have in common.

Meg, it was really great of you to stop in and visit with us today. Readers, here is more information about Meg’s story, Perfect For You:

Seventeen-year-old Meg Flannigan isn’t very self-confident, but what girl would be after her sophomore-year boyfriend dumped her by making out with another girl in front of her locker?

Now a senior, Meg catches the eye of not one, but two gorgeous guys at school. Sounds good, right? What girl wouldn’t want to be in Meg’s shoes? One cute boy happens to be her boyfriend, and the other? Well, he wants to be. And Meg? She’s torn between Ash, the boy she’s been with for nearly five months, and Noah who is pretty irresistible. 

But Meg is playing with fire. Pitting two boys against one another, even if she doesn’t intend to, could end badly if she isn’t careful. PERFECT FOR YOU is a teen romance from bestselling author Ashelyn Drake, where one girl will risk everything to find her perfect match.

And here is some information about Meg’s author:

Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. Ashelyn also writes speculative fiction as Kelly Hashway. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

If you have a character from a children’s, middle grade or young adult book you’d like to see featured on Building Character, contact Kai via email: kaistrand at yahoo dot com.


  1. Thanks for having Meg on your blog today, Kai!

    1. My pleasure! It's been fun to watch the evolution of her story. I'm happy for both of you that her story is out in the world!

  2. Great character interview.


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