jesus christ, tony with his “when i drift off, i’ll think of you… it’s always you,” just fucking out-romantiqued every romantic tragedy made in the last 100 years??? the notebook who????? the fault in our stars what???????
Popular YA books and are they worth reading: my opinion
yea im just going to get into it
Harry Potter: Overall good books. They do have plotholes and lack representation, but have a great fandom that makes up for it. A great intro to magic and fantasy for the younger end of the YA spectrum.
Overall verdict: ignore the cursed child and you’ll be fine
The Hunger Games: I thought these were really interesting books. They deal with political themes that are really important to be aware of. After reading these books I would sit in class and figure out how I would kill all of my classmates in our own hunger games.
Overall verdict: heck yeck
The Fault in Our Stars: Pretentious and kind of hard to read, but not that bad. Pretty basic and predictable but still entertaining. The Anne Frank kiss was yikes.
Overall verdict: each to their own. read some reviews before picking it up
Twilight: Not as bad as everyone says it is, but still pretty bad. Really creepy and also pretty damn racist. Has some interesting side characters. I never read past the first book so I don’t know that much.
Overall verdict: there are better books to spend your time on
The Mortal Instruments: Not outrageously bad, but not Oscar worthy. It’s kind of just there. Characters are pretty cliché, and some very unnerving themes are included, the YA Game of Thrones when it comes to incest.
Overall verdict: Read her other series; they’re much better.
Divergent: fun enough. the first book is the best. very confusing and full of plot holes. not that memorable tbh.
Overall verdict: just read the hunger games
13 Reasons Why:
Overall verdict: don’t
The Maze Runner: the first book is decent. it’s an interesting concept and an entertaining read. beware of an overabundance of boys.
Overall verdict: go ahead, just don’t touch the sequels
Six of Crows: world can be a bit confusing at first if you haven’t read the grisha trilogy, but you pick it up pretty quickly. well developed characters, world, and plot.
Overall verdict: hell yeah
Throne of Glass: starts off pretty basic, but decent. gets less decent as it progresses. beware barfing, toxic masculinity, graphic sex, and killing of minorities.
Overall verdict: i genuinely have no idea what demographic this series is for
Red Queen: more into the political aspect, not that much action. glass sword is the low point. improves a lot in the last two books. iffy lgbt rep. Maven Calore carries the entire series on his back.
Overall verdict: it’s not for everyone, but give it a fair try
The Lunar Chronicles: pretty enjoyable. i like the twists on the fairytales. the characters work well together and carry the *pretty simple* plot well. beware possible racism? idk i don’t really remember i was like eleven.
Overall verdict: yeah sure why not.
Anything by Rick Riordan: i haven’t read his more recent stuff (think past heroes of Olympus), but i’ve heard good things. the books are fun, and overall really good. i think they’re meant for a younger demographic but i’m not entirely sure.
Overall verdict: please at least read percy’s retellings of greek mythology
A Court of Thorns and Roses: T H I S I S N O T Y A
I love how the main criticism of John Green books is that he makes his teens too intelligent. Like, I want you to absorb that. He refuses to condescend to his target audience and that’s a. Negative? Thing????