Monday

The Basic Young Adult Novel

Hello everyone! I'm bringing back opinion Monday YAY! I've read many YA novels in my day, and most of them have certain...factors to them. I decided to share these with you, I bet you can connect some of these to some particular book series'. Inspired by a Tumblr textpost.

1.There is a girl, she's usually white.
I don't mean to be racist or anything, but think about it. Here, need some help.

Tris? Katniss? Clary? Hmm, all teenagers, all Caucasian (don't ask me how I know that word, I watch the news.)

2. Two boys are both totally in love with her.
oH, bUT, HoW WiLl sHe ChoOSE? (Did that make you cringe or what?)

For Katniss, it's Peeta and Gale. Clary: Simon and Jace. Think about it.

3. Has family issues
Either has had a big fight with a family member, or a family member is dead.

Tris with Caleb. Katniss has Prim. Clary, has, well, Valentine. Hermione has her parents.

4. Oh yeah, and she's a teenager in charge of saving the world.
Even though she has all this stuff to take care of, she's being given this big responsibility.

Let's go through the list, shall we?

Katniss: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tris: 1, 3, 4
Hermione: 1, 3, 4
Clary: 1, 2, 3, 4

Well, look at that! See some similarities? :P

I hope you enjoyed this post, it was fun to write! DIY coming up on Wednesday, promise.

Mkay bye,
Noor

23 comments:

  1. UGH YES we need more diversity in young adult books. We also need more interesting and new plots.
    I believe the term to describe all these heroines may be a "Mary-Sue" - i.e. that one super annoying, typical character who saves the world and falls madly in love with a super handsome guy and is super powerful but has a tragic backstory the other characters have to spend an insane amount of time comforting her about and GAAAH. Yuck :P

    - Ellie

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    1. I totally understand you, we should be the generation to change the YA books!

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  2. This is so great, I totally agree with all of them! I do like YA novels, but sometimes I get so sick of them. I usually find more historical ones really good, though ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thanks Amy! I adore historical novels, they're so exciting and full of adventure!

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  3. Haha! I know all this happens in EVERY YA novel! But yet you can never seem to put the book down!!

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  4. We definitely need more diversity in novels! O-O Wait, how does Hermione deal with family problems?

    xoxo Morning

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    1. I thought that you know, her parents had no idea she even existed after she Obliviated them. Thanks for commenting!

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  5. This is so accurate! I like YA books that swerve from these. Why are they all white, anyway (although I'm not sure about Katniss' roots...get it? Katniss the plant's roots? Ok no)? Let's get a little representation in here!

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    1. Haha, I get you. I've heard that some people think that Katniss has Native American roots!? O_o

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  6. Aha you are so right, but have you read naughts and crosses? That's a little different and would totally shock you!

    Meme xx

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    1. Oooh, I'll have to try that book, I've heard lots of great reviews!

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  7. Great post Noor! I read Noughts and Crosses with my class

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    1. Thanks Rukiya! I'll have to try it :D

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  8. I actually never really noticed the slight racism in books. That's actually surprising. Thanks for pointing it out.

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    1. Thanks Cindy! I actually didn't notice it either until I starting writing this post :P

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  9. That's a really good point!
    www.cascadesofdreams.blogspot.com

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  10. OH MY GOSH, I'm so done with YA novels. Well, dystopian YA novels. Well, dystopian YA novels with a 16 year old female lead who is in the midst of a love triangle and has to deal with the pangs of adolescence while trying to save the world. Give me a break already.

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  11. HATEHATEHATE love triangles, I am sooo done with them.

    I wish I could write a dystopian novel about an African/Indian/Native/Latina/Asian girl WITH NO LOVE TRIANGLE trying to SURVIVE a dangerous world, not SAVE it. Because basically YA authors are teaching girls "hey, if you're not saving the world while maintaining 'perfect' straight hair and two guys pine over you, you're worthless." And I hate that and I want diversity and just something new and encouraging.

    Okayyyy...Hahah, anyway, loved this post and I agree with literally EVERYTHING in it.

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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  12. Yes, lately I've stopped reading YA novels, because all of them seem the exact same! I struggling to find a YA novel that's actually meaningful!

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  13. For Clary, it was always Jace. And for Katniss, it was always Peeta. But I can see what you mean. :}

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