Disclaimer- None of these theories/posts are mine, they're just things I found that I liked or wanted to share.
Point 3, I agree that he has been a jerk for quite a few of the books. But he also does seem to care about Amy.
Point 4, I agree, but I wouldn't have exactly worded it like that. I actually have a post coming later about why he didn't actually betray her in the cave, so stay tuned for that post.
Point 5, yes, he did fly the ocean to help Amy. And yeah, I liked that. But it really wasn't for Amy. It was for Natalie. That really bugs me about Amians. Amy wasn't the most important person in Ian's life, Natalie was. (click here for more on that.)
Point 6, I really find to be irrelevant. I mean yeah, he's not like his mom, but does that really have any bearing on the shipping argument? No.
Point 7 is, in my opinion, the most valid. That will always bother me.
I do agree that Ian had a major crush on Amy. I don't think he feels that way anymore though. :( That is what I loved about Amian though- Ian was his good self when he was crushing on her.
As far as the Jake/Amy age thing, I really don't know. Is he too old, in your opinion?
I feel like I might have posted this one before, but oh well. I'm going to post it again. :P
One of my pet peeves is when people blame Ian for the demise of Amian. He tried. He tried so hard. and she just rejected him time and time again. That scene in Breakaway killed me. But at the same time, I felt like it really showed how much he understood her, more than most people. He knows what it's like to have loved ones die. He knew how much stress she was under. And so he tried to help. so I really loved that scene.
And when she sent him away, he went. He was very upset by it, but he did what she asked, because he respected her. That is one of my biggest problems with Jake. I don't feel like he has enough respect for Amy. And I'm not just saying that because I'm an Amian. If Jake was a great guy who really respected Amy, then I would be okay with it. But I just don't feel like he does. It's really not so much that I'm dead-set on Amy and Ian being together. I just want them to be with someone who's right for them, and I don't feel like Amy and Jake are right.
So yeah, I just found these and wanted to share. Thanks for reading, and if you have something to say, comment below! :)