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Feature & Follow #56

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Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate — ? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that?
If there is a girl in jeans/flowly dress/hoodie on the cover standing on a suitcase/dock/floral couch, and takes place in high school, I am predisposed to hate it. Nine out of ten times, I’m right. No matter how I try, I just don’t care about high school anymore. Probably because it was over a decade ago for me.

To be fair, once in awhile a high school themed book will surprise me, though typically the high school piece is way in the background.

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[CO Book Month]: This Colorado Life #3: Colorado bookish memories

Thoughts

  1. Too funny. Those silly suitcase standing girls in their flowy dresses. 😉

  2. Patricia says:

    SAME SAME SAME! I have to admit that I generally don’t like YA titles too much, but there are few “High school” novels I can think of that I enjoyed. Come to think of it, even those Contemporary YAs that I liked were more mature.. Depends on my mood while reading, though.

    Patricia

  3. BookCupid says:

    Lol, I like your answer. I can picture the cover right now.

    Here is my FF

  4. Anna says:

    I can see those covers being off-putting to readers who don’t normally shop/read YA books. One author it happens to A LOT is Sarah Dessen, which is a pity because her books are absolutely wonderful! :) New follower, my FF:
    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/04/follow-me-friday-17.html

  5. It’s been a decade since I graduated from high school, too, but I love YA books. Not all, of course, but I think they’re fun.

  6. Heather says:

    I agree… teenage drama, no thanks. Twilight really drove that home for me. I read it because my sister loved it… and asked me to read it.

    One I did like, though, was The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
    Haven’t seen the movie, but I read the book years ago.

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/04/feature-follow-and-book-blogger-hop.html

  7. Cerian Halford says:

    I don’t usually read books set in high school, but some of them are great- you just need to fins the good ones lol
    I’m an old follower :)
    My FF

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