Tropes you hate
I wouldn’t say that I hate these. I’m just tired of them and whenever I encounter one, I get annoyed.
— This one needs to go on a hiatus. I’m so over it. These days whenever I see it in a story, it immediately sours my reading. There are a few exceptions, however, like Snow Like Ashes where it doesn’t consume the plot or the protagonist.
Speaking of this, here’s a bit of sensational news on spicy love triangles in young-adult novels.
Pretty girl doesn’t realize how beautiful she is
— Really? I’d rather the character just own it that she’s beautiful and the author finds another way to portray her lack of self-confidence.
You gotta be bookish to be smart
— Now, don’t get upset. I like it when characters are book nerds like myself but just because a character is smart doesn’t mean that he has to be a great lover of books.
— I usually like them but in young-adult novels, the stubborn ones usually throw tantrums at some point and that’s annoying.
— Guys and girls can be friends, even when they work closely together. They don’t always have to hook up. They don’t always have to hook up because they’re in a young-adult story, or an action movie, or a horror movie (this last one baffles me. Who has time for a kiss when you’re scared out your wits?).