What I Want To See Less Of (3)

I thought it would be fun to talk about what I as a reader would like to see less of in Young Adult (and Middle Grade) books.

MIA Family

I know not having parents around makes the story easier to tell but where’s the love for parents and families? Family is a big thing. It’s our first relationship in life. They cause us many headaches but they also bring us much joy.

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What I Want To See Less Of (2)

I thought it would be fun to talk about what I as a reader would like to see less of in Young Adult (and Middle Grade) books.

Friendships Being Pushed Aside For “Love”

How often are we introduced to a pretty cool friend/best friend character in a book only for the friendship to be severed when the love interest comes around? I hate the idea that friendships go away when a boyfriend/girlfriend appears. It bugs me because it perpetuates the idea that people can only have one relationship going and are somehow unable to juggle a relationship with a significant other and their friends. I say that’s bunch of BS and would love to see more books where friendships stay the same or get better despite a character being in a relationship.

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What I Want To See Less Of

I thought it would be fun to talk about what I as a reader would like to see less of in Young Adult (and Middle Grade) books.

 The Chosen One

I know that this will be close to impossible to get rid of. The trope of the chosen one is deeply ingrained into YA and MG lit. I guess I’m just tired of our protagonist being the only one who can save the world/the universe/the school/etc. It’s pretty hard to believe that they are the only person in the world who has the capabilities to do what needs to be done. What about an adult or friend who can help? What about being the only one who cares enough to stop it? I just want some variety.

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