You’re reading a great story. The plot is wonderful, you’re completely absorbed, you are convinced this will be your next 5-star read… until it happens. The author uses THAT trope. That irritating, cliche, hackneyed trope that you cannot stand. Suddenly all the fervor is gone from your reading, and you sigh when you realize that here is yet another book to go on that 3-4 star pile.
Admit it, you have heard someone hate on the Young Adult genre at least once. YA gets bashed a LOT because of the borderline-formulaic approach of a ton of popular books…. As an American teenage girl, I am exactly the target audience, and here are some common tropes even I’ve noticed… *Disclaimer- although they’re trope-y,