Hello, world! Happy weekend! 🤗❤️
I can’t even begin to explain to you how much of a bookworm I am. I will read ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I can get my hands on. Cereal boxes, newspapers, and pretty much any sort of book. There’s just one
huge small problem – most books geared towards my age absolutely suck.
So here’s how we fix YA fiction:
Step 1. Include healthy relationships between the characters and their parents/children
I get it, I get it. I’m blessed, fortunate, rare, or WHATEVER you wanna call it all because a have a healthy relationship with my parents. Apparently the author of every single YA fiction book didn’t, so that’s why???
Step 2. Realistic circumstances
I know fiction means it isn’t real, buuuut I would like a fiction book not about magic and faraway lands for once. Authors take the word fiction too literally.
Yeah, Harry Potter is cool and all, but I’d like to have someone I could relate to. How about a girl who lives a semi-boring life like me? No? Okay.
You get what I mean.
Step 3. Less cursing, please. I BEG OF YOU, JOHN GREEN.
Sweet Jesus Christ. And you wonder where kids these days are learning such foul language?
I probably don’t need to go into this, but I’ll just say that YA FICTION BOOKS DON’T NEED SO MUCH FREAKING LANGUAGE OKAY.
(Oh I’m so sheltered)
I also wrote a post about reading John Green for the first time. 👌
Step 4. Get the children’s input
Hey YA fiction authors who happen to probably be adults, ever thought about asking for kid’s input on your sad, sad books? Probably not.
When you don’t ask for children’s opinions on books about children, the result is Turtles All The Way Down.
Step 5. Give up and just let Charis Rae write everything
If ya haven’t noticed, my girl Charis writes a FRICKING AWESOME Hunger Games fanfic. Also, her blog is one of my very favorites. Be sure to check it out! 😋
Welp, that’s it for today! Now I’m gonna go rehearse a dance for five hours straight. Fun.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog! It means so much to me. 🤗 Have an extraordinary rest of your weekend!