Believe it or not, being a reader of YA books is hard. Why? Because sometimes the smallest of things that the people around you say just make you wanna go…
DON’T DIS MA YA FICTION, YO.
So, what exactly makes me want to set fire to my head like Anger from Inside Out up there? Comments like these:
I don’t read YA, they’re all the same thing…
Okay. I get it. There are some similar YA novels out there. So yes, I can draw a lot of parallels between The Hunger Games and Fire & Flood. BUT WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO JUDGE? Of course, unless you’ve read every single book out there that is YA lit, don’t go running around telling people that YA fiction is all the same, and don’t go make that your reason as to why you don’t like/read YA fiction because it’s completely FALSE and generalised statement to make.
You cried because of a book?
QUIT THEM JUDGEY EYES, PEOPLE. I actually got this comment once last year from one of my friends (who isn’t all that into reading) and despite how much I love her, I was throwing virtual darts at her face for a while there. HOW DARE YOU. This doesn’t just apply to YA readers, of course.
Do you read, like, classics? Y’know… real novels?
Um sorry whaaaat? I think that comment speaks for itself. YA and classics… they can’t be compared like that AND JUST BECAUSE YOU READ CLASSICS DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE MORE INTELLIGENT THAN OTHERS. *hair flip*
Isn’t that for 12 year olds?
This comment I hear all the time. Aaaand I get it mainly after I mention Percy Jackson to someone. So yeah, the book aimed at younger readers than my age, but does it have a huge label over it saying “___ year olds only?” NO. And besides, read what you love, okay? There shouldn’t be any shame or stigma attached with that.
YA is so unoriginal and cliche.
No, you’ve just been reading the wrong books. There are more books out there than just the ones that have been adapted into movies, people!
Ew that book? I watched the movie of it and it was SO bad.
1) DON’T. JUDGE. BOOK. BY. MOVIE. 2) Honestly movie peeps, if you’re going to make a YA book adaptation, at least give it the justice it deserves. 3) JUST BECAUSE YOU WATCHED THE MOVIE DOESN’T MEAN YOU’VE READ THE BOOK. THEY’RE DIFFERENT. *shakes you vigorously*
Any of these also make you annoyed/pissed? Any that I missed? Let me know in the comments!
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