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    Updated on Apr 13, 2020. Posted on Apr 10, 2020

    19 Unpopular Opinions About Young Adult Novels That'll Make You Look At Them Differently Than Before

    "The Percy Jackson books are waaaaay better than the Harry Potter books. No one can tell me otherwise."

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their most aggressive unpopular opinion when it came to young adult books. Here's what they had to say:

    1. Percy Jackson is better than Harry Potter.

    Disney Hyperion, Scholastic

    "The Percy Jackson books are waaaaay better than the Harry Potter books. No one can tell me otherwise. There is just a better storyline, better characterization, and more diverse characters. And #Percabeth is the best couple in all books ever. That's it. That's all there is to it."

    candycat124

    2. Bella should have moved on from Edward when he left her, and ended up with Jacob.

    Lionsgate

    "Bella should have forgotten Edward and moved on after he left in New Moon. It's clear that she started developing feelings for Jacob, and he's so much better on every level. All my girl needed was some therapy to get rid of those weird Edward visions, and she could have lived her best vampire-free life. Think of all the mess and crap she could have avoided! Also, I never would have had to read the name 'Renesmee' with my own eyes."

    melc40e454224

    3. Paper Towns is 100% overrated.

    Fox 2000 Pictures

    "Paper Towns was so frustrating and annoying. He didn't even know the girl, so why was he so obsessed with trying to find her? I only kept reading because I was convinced the ending would make up for the rest of the book, but it was even worse! She was so ungrateful and selfish."

    deliciousasteroid30

    4. Quidditch doesn't make sense.

    WB

    "Quidditch is a baaad sport. It makes no sense because none of the players matter except the seeker! The snitch is worth 150 points and the quaffel is only 10, so 99% of the time, whoever catches the snitch wins (unless the other team is more than 150 points ahead, which never happens unless J.K. Rowling realizes her point system sucks), so what’s even the point of any of the other balls or players?? Also, it’s a nonstop action game. WHY ARE YOU ALLOWED TO CALL A TIMEOUT?"

    rivka8

    5. The Fault in Our Stars should have ended the same way An Imperial Affliction did.

    Fox 2000 Pictures

    "While reading The Fault in Our Stars, I was really hoping that the book was going to end the same way An Imperial Affliction did, with Hazel ultimately being too sick to carry on and the book ending in the middle of a sentence. Also, I generally find John Green's novels a bit boring, not gonna lie."

    ehalpenny22

    6. The first Hunger Games book isn't good. At all. Catching Fire is way better.

    Scholastic

    "The first Hunger Games is not a good book. Katniss spends half the book sleeping in a tree. And it is just not good."

    maggiemacca10

    "Catching Fire is better than the original Hunger Games book and Mockingjay — both books and movies. Of course, the original is good, but Catching Fire is A LOT better, in my opinion."

    ps123hdb

    7. The To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie is better than the book.

    Simon & Schuster, Netflix

    "The To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movies are better than the books."

    breeofplanetearth

    8. Harry Potter should have ended up with Hermione.

    Warner Bros.

    "Harry Potter and Hermione should have ended up together. Ron was an immature dirtbag who never treated her well, and he doesn't deserve her."

    deliciouslamp63

    9. The protagonist in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging was kind of the worst.

    Paramount Pictures

    "The main character in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging was a brat. The movie made her significantly more likable, and she wasn’t even that likable."

    colaidj

    10. Tris from Divergent is...kind of bland.

    Lionsgate

    "Tris from Divergent was the flattest, most boring, unoriginal character to ever be written and I hate her."

    rivka8

    11. Finnick should have lived at the end of Mockingjay.

    Lionsgate

    "I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to keep saying it: Finnick shouldn’t have been the one to die in Mockingjay!!! He was too darn good for this world."

    Emma S

    12. The Maze Runner movies > the books.

    Delacorte Press, 20th Century Fox

    "I feel like this might be unpopular: The Maze Runner films were better than the books."

    robyn1701

    13. The Divergent series ripped off The Hunger Games.

    Harper Collins, Scholastic

    "The Divergent series is a complete rip-off of The Hunger Games."

    hrbennett303

    14. Eleanor & Park is overly hyped.

    St. Martin's Press

    "I couldn't get through Eleanor & Park, yet people RAVED about it. I don’t get it."

    HmmAnna

    15. The trope where the main character LOVES reading is annoying.

    TriStar Pictures

    "The trope where the main character randomly loves to read books is so annoying to me. It's such an obvious way to have the reader relate to the protagonist. Like Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass, Kelsea from The Queen of the Tearling, Alaska from Looking for Alaska, Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars...like, it’s just so unnecessary for book characters to have this trait. The only time it seemed to make sense was for Cath in Fangirl, since she was an actual writer."

    sophiarias

    16. Will Grayson, Will Grayson wasn't actually good and contained a lot of fat-shaming.

    Penguin

    "This is an opinion that I thought a lot of people would agree with, but I’ve hardly seen anyone say it. So I will! Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan is an awful and unbelievably problematic book. The fat-shaming and fat phobia within this book is shocking and hurtful, and it made me cringe every time it happened. Instead of embracing and accepting plus-size people and allowing them to be worthy of love, the book gave us this instead. Even if you enjoyed the book, you have to admit that the fat-shaming is so bad and so problematic."

    HamiltonandLaurens

    17. More people need to read the Shatter Me series because it hasn't gotten the hype it deserves.

    HarperTeen

    "The Shatter Me series deserves the hype of the other series. It’s so good!"

    jennyt440958b44

    18. Throne of Glass > A Court of Thorns and Roses

    Bloomsbury

    "Throne of Glass is WAY better than A Court of Thorns and Roses. Period."

    k47f255e17

    19. Finally, 13 Reasons Why is an awful book.

    Netflix

    "13 Reasons Why is a terrible book with a terrible female 'protagonist' and a terrible message. Hannah Baker is manipulative and whiny, and I don't feel sorry for her at all."

    coffeeowl7

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