What’s your biggest pet peeve in books?
‘Girl: “I’m not beautiful, or pretty, or amazing at all. I’m just average.” Boy: “you’re beautiful and awesome and I love you.” Girl: “IM AVERAGE OKAY.”‘
“I’m not special. Im nobody. Im just like every other girl.” “You’re the chosen one. You’re different than other girls.”
There needs to be a switch of the roles.
When authors try to be too pg. Or they try to keep it clean but throw in the half hearted “swear” to be cool
I’ve read so many… “I don’t cuss because I don’t think it’s good, but I use cutesy words to exclaim my distress… Fudgesicles!”
@Casia I say fudgesicles and Corn Pops mom fell over laughing the first time she heard me say that
I can’t stand when things are too predictable or cliche. Shake things up a bit and surprise me!!
when each chapter of the book is a different characters story
The present tense. It is rarely done well.
“She’s not like the other girls: she READS!”
Queer characters with no flaws or really any personality at all because the author wants to include representation (yay!), but is afraid to make them a real person.
Too many descriptions of clothes.
“We’re English, but we talk like Americans!” and its sister, “We’re Americans, but we talk like we’re English!”
Cardboard characters. If you’re going to go with familiar tropes, at least give the characters a little depth.
Here here. I like or love a lot of tropes. I don’t have a problem with tropes. But you must put some effort into them.
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