Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby AthenaParadizo » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:38 am

Yeah, the books did seem to be aimed at younger children, but I definetely wouldn't want my younger siblings reading the books anyways. They're sort of... strange, for want of a better word.

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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby artificialGenius » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:59 pm

AthenaParadizo wrote:Yeah, the books did seem to be aimed at younger children, but I definetely wouldn't want my younger siblings reading the books anyways. They're sort of... strange, for want of a better word.

My brother read them, I've only read the first one.. I don't remember much other than that it was much more... pessimistic than the movie.
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Postby AliceFowl » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:59 pm

Twilight. Never read Twilight. EVER.
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Postby Merv Simestra » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:27 pm

Not planning on it. My mom said when it came out that I wasn't allowed to read it till I was 30. :laughing: (I don't like romantic teen fiction either.)
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Postby AthenaParadizo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:15 am

Romantic teen fiction usually sucks :D General rule of thumb :D

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Postby artificialGenius » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:38 am

You know what's sad? When I went to the bookstore the other day, I looked in the teen fiction section, and under "Teen Non-Fiction", the very first books were... the Twilight books.

Anyway, yeah, teen paranormal romances tend to suck. Sadly, books marketed more towards boys or everyone tend to be better, at least with YA. I mean, that doesn't mean ALL books marketed towards girls suck or that ALL books marketed towards a general or male audience are great or even very good, but nonetheless.
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Postby Merv Simestra » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:46 pm

Oo..... That's bad.

I agree with you on the YA books. Most YA books for girls are either about falling in love or about other mature things. :eyeroll: Honestly, most books for 9-12 year-olds are better.
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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby AthenaParadizo » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:35 pm

Yeah, the entire YA girl section is usually depressingly stereotypical (stereotypical paranormal romance here, a dystopian novel there, another ohmigosh-I-fell-in-love-with-a-vampire novel, on the next shelf a mean girl novel).
9-12 books are more reliable- not crude, but can have plenty of action, less romance-based and more plot, etc.

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Postby artificialGenius » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:06 am

I love dystopian ones though, I actually found a good dystopian Sci-Fi YA romance novel called Cinder. It's pretty awesome and has a plot besides the romance. I mean, some of the twists I saw coming because it's a retelling of Cinderella, though presumably in the next few books it'll get away from that.

Now that I posted about a book that you definitely should read if that description sounds interesting, I should probably post one that was really boring.. Except like none of the books I read for fun end up being boring and all but one of the ones I've had to read for school so far have been good.
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Postby AthenaParadizo » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:35 am

Then what was the one that wasn't good? XD

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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby artificialGenius » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:30 am

Johnny Tremain, which I actually mentioned before. It's more boring than bad, though, at least to me.
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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby AliceFowl » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:37 pm

Oh I read that when I was six and almost died of boredom. I hated it.
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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby artificialGenius » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:17 pm

My English teacher made us read it over the summer. It was really boring, and I usually like historical novels just fine. It was mostly the writing style that bored me, otherwise it could've been interesting.

I actually loved the other book the teacher made us read, The Outsiders.
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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby AliceFowl » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:30 pm

The Outsiders? Who is that by?
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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby levina » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:59 pm

S. E. Hinton.


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