My reading year is off to a rocky start. Already.
I am really not a book hater. I can usually find something redeemable in any book. I get irritated in class when the Debbie Downers pipe up and point out the flaws in Every.Single.Book.We.Read.
But I just hated this book. It was full of product name drops, forced dialogue, stock characters, weird pseudo-racism, and teen movie plot cliches. Supposedly, it is a romance, but it was kind of an Edward+Bella romance, as in “We are meant to be, but we have no real character depth or personalities, so just please believe us when we fall madly, inexplicably in love and enjoy our lurid descriptions of each other’s perfect bodies.”
Maybe I just have higher standards for romance? This wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been accused of being “unromantic,” but that is an entirely different conversation…
This class is getting me nervous. I am going to be that Debbie Downer. I can feel it already.