Discussion Time – Where Have All the Good YA Movie Adaptations Gone? And Why Hollywood Needs to Respect the Readers!

There was once the golden age of young adult cinema. You had Twilight, Hunger Games, and of course, the last few Harry Potter films, each breaking more records than the last. However you felt about those movies, even if you didn’t personally enjoy them, you had to admit that they were tremendous successes.

Recently though, YA films have been on a decline.

Every year a bunch of young adult novels get turned into film, and it’s sad to say, but most of them suck.

The question now is why that is.

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Are Young Adult Trilogies Dying Off? And Would it Be So Bad If They Were? (A Discussion)

Hello, hello! Happy Tuesday!

Today, I make this post to discuss a topic that affects us all: the young adult trilogy!

Are young adult trilogies dying off? And if so, is that really a bad thing?

There are certain things for which YA is typically known for. Some of these things are good. For example, a lot of diversity and kickass female protagonists.  Most of these things though are not so good. Let me list them off for you.

  •  Government toppling chose ones who discover their power/royal lineage/dark family secret when they turn 16
  • Dead/missing/evil parents
  • Love triangles
  • Insta-love
  • The trilogy

Yeah, that’s right. For some odd reason that I have yet to comprehend, young adult authors have consistently felt the need to turn their stories into three books…until now!

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Bookish Pet Peeves

Let’s be honest, we all have things we hate. Little, irrational occurrences that for reasons out of our control drive us completely mad. Sometimes it is cover changes halfway through a series. Other times it is cliche plot lines that every book written in the history of ever seems to have. Either way, these are the things that we simply cannot stand. So, without further ado, here are some of my bookish pet peeves. Continue reading “Bookish Pet Peeves”

What Non-Readers Say

We’ve all experienced this.  Whether it be a family member, a friend, or a total stranger. There are always a group of people who feel the need to cast their opinions and judgments onto us, usually by asking us the darndest questions and making the most infuriating comments. Usually, these questions wonder at our reading habits, an innocent enough thing, but these are the questions that for some reason get under our skin. Also, these are the comments that make us wonder why we have a relationship with them.  Continue reading “What Non-Readers Say”