*Takes a deep breath* Okay, this is an insanely unpopular opinion: I don't like YA very much.
I like some of it, such as THE HUNGER GAMES or DIVERGENT or THE MAZE RUNNER, but a lot of it irritates me.
One of the main things is the love triangles. Oh the love triangles, I. CAN'T. STAND. LOVE. TRIANGLES.
I think maybe that's why once the Katniss love triangle got introduced I guess I just lost interest?
Same thing with the Thomas love triangle.
Thank goodness that DIVERGENT doesn't have one.
Anyway, then it's the world building.
YA novels have gotten really lazy with their world building. It's really paper world like (do not hit me with the Well it is on paper because that's just a dumb comeback.
And last but most definitely not least the characters.
YA main characters that are narrating are normally whiners. (Katniss and Tris aren't examples of this.) And then the boy love interests (whether they end up with them or not) are a lot of times bad boys with sad pasts. (Yes, I know there are some out there that aren't.)
I was questioning whether or not I was losing my love of reading. And then, I found the middle grade genre.
The middle grade genre is that one middle that isn't MICKEY LOSES HIS GLOVE, but isn't THE HUNGER GAMES either.
My top 5 favorite books came from that section.
There are (usually) no love triangles in these *glares at CAHILL'S VS. VESPERS*.
The world building in most of these is amazing, and the characters in them rarely cease to amaze me. But, no one ever pays attention to them, just categorizing them as little kid books.
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