Wednesday, January 5, 2011

OMG. Are You Freakin' Kiddin' Me?!?

Let me start off by saying that I love young adult fiction. Absolutely, LOVE IT. The teenage years are such an exciting, tumultuous time, full of hormones and rash decisions. Throw in something supernatural or just a really hot guy and you've got yourself a gripping tale.

Let me also say that I enjoy reading books that evoke a visceral response. Suspense. Urgency. Anxiety. Pain. There are some many emotions that course through me when I'm reading a good book.

Currently, I'm reading a book (which is nothing short of excellent) that makes me want to reach through the pages and throttle the protagonist. I literally want to slap her. She is so stubborn! And so stupid! And so hot headed. If she would just chill out and have a calm conversation with her male counterpart in the book, so much could be resolved. Instead she's making assumptions (which only makes an ass out of you and me- apparently this character has never heard of this before). I mean, she's possibly throwing away the love of her life! All because she won't chillax and hear this dude out! I mean come on. At this point, I don't even feel sorry for her. Go ahead, and be miserable you fictitious character, because you deserve it. That' s right. You deserve it!

And, I think that about sums it up for today.


  1. I have to agree that that's my reaction a lot of time when I'm reading. :D

  2. Sometimes I just wish the character would step out of the book so I could whip 'em into shape. Some real people could use some sense knocked into them, too.

  3. I like it when the MC is frustrating but not overly stupid. That just drives me nuts!

  4. Based on your most recent post and conflated with this one, doesn't your reaction mean that the character, while perhaps not being the ideal person to hang out with in real life and certainly not a model for our own behavior, is a good character?

  5. Of course, the character I was ranting about, is an excellent character. I became invested in her so much so that her actions actually frustrated me. This character had certain personality traits such as being stubborn and making rash decisions, that while it made it frustrating to watch her bumble around, these character traits also helped create a lot of tension in the story itself. Besides, what teen isn't hot-headed and impulsive? I know I was.