Discussion Post | 3 Popular Books I Do Not Like.

Hey everyone! Today I will be talking about three well-loved book, that I am not the biggest fan off. Please don’t hate me guys! Without further ado, let’s get started!

1. All the Bright Places

Okay, so 99% people I met liked this book, and I did too, when I was new to the genre. But last year when I gave it a reread, it was too much for me. Following are the reasons why I did NOT like this book:

  1. Finch: I found Finch to be annoying. I get his circumstances and I understand his fascination with death. But disappearing into nowhere? Dragging a girl into something she doesn’t really want to do? That is just outrageous. He knows that his mother works hard and yet he doesn’t contribute in the house chores or financially. And the fact that he doesn’t share stuff with his family was the last straw. He expects his problems to go away without sharing them with anyone. 
  2. Violet: Violet was okayish, I guess. I know it can be hard losing a loved one, but the way Violet was dealing with it wasn’t totally correct.
  3. There was also the fact that high schoolers were being slut shamed. Here are a few quotes from the novel:
    1. “Amanda’s father owns a chain of liquor stores, which is one of the reasons she’s so popular. That and the fact that she puts out.”. Ummmm…. excuse me? Are you sure you are talking about a seventeen year old?
    2. “‘I knew him even better than that.’ Her voice goes slutty.” What is that even supposed to mean?

The only reason I liked this book a little, was its focus on mental health issues, which was also not well handled. But moving on to the next book.

2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Everyone I know- and I mean everyone, just raved on and on about this book. And I get it, the plot is super unique. But here are the things that I did not like about it:

  1. As I said, I loved the plot- it was a first, I have never heard of such a story. It was unique, good and strong. And I liked the characters and their names. Especially Addie.
    But…. those words failed to enchant me. I just wasn’t captivated by the story, the words actually.
  2. I felt like the beginning was very weak, and the beginning for me is super important. The end was good though, but I just didn’t feel attached enough to the novel to actually enjoy it very much.

3. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Here’s another book which everyone loved and I didn’t. Henceforth are the reasons why:

  1. It is really clear that both of them like each other from the beginning. Thorne should have made their feelings opaque if she wanted to write a hate to love story. I mean, come on, nobody has the outfits of the people you work with memorised by heart. That only happens if you really notice that person.
  2. Lucy was simply annoying. For one thing, nobody acts like they are tipsy when they are sick. Most normal people are irritated when they are sick.
  3. Once Josh and Lucy accepted that they liked each other, the romance was going a little over the top. Okay, a lot over the top.
  4. According to the novel, Josh fell in love with Lucy the first time he met her. Instalove and me do not go well.

And that’s all for this post, I hope you enjoyed it! Let me know some unpopular bookish opinions you have, down in the comments!!

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  1. Hahaha, I had a feeling Addie LaRue was going to show up here. As you know, I don’t agree, but I do agree on All the Bright Places! I didn’t hate it, but I definitely didn’t love it, either, and you’ve named quite a few reasons why! I can’t comment on The Hating Game, since I haven’t read it, but some of my most disliked popular favorites are: Game of Thrones, Queen of Shadows (I know you already know this, but this is my revenge for Addie LaRue 😜), Shatter Me, The Sky is Everywhere, The Catcher in the Rye, Speak, and Children of Blood and Bone. (Now I think I’ll go hide while everybody starts hating me 😅)

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  2. I have only read addie larue from this list, and it was good but it was definitely not all that great. And after reading what you wrote for the hating game , imma remove it from my tbr, no insta loves for me. Amazing discussion. you shud do more of these dude 😀

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  3. Hooray! I am not alone in my Hating Game hate!! For me, the problem was that they really seemed to take the competition and “hating game” too far, to the point it just felt ridiculously petty and mean for supposed adults. The way Lucy was written also rubbed me the wrong way – the constant emphasis on her small stature verged on fetishization (and infantilization – not a great combo!). Anyway, I’m glad to hear it’s not just me who couldn’t get onboard with this book.

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  4. Ah I didn’t like Addie Larue a lot either. Just couldn’t get they hype. It had good lines though. But that’s about it. It was slow paced. It was good, but it wasn’t great. And I am not sure if there is a right way to deal with grief when you lose someone. Everyone has their own way of dealing with it, so I guess you can find violet annoying but you can’t say that her way just wasn’t correct. Great post idea ridhdhi ✨

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  5. Yeah i have problems with insta~love.
    I heard the characters in the invisible life of addie la rue were bisexual?
    I don’t like that but I haave not read the book.
    I have not read all the bright places either.

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  6. I actually haven’t read any of these. 😅 But that last point against All the Bright Places really makes me want to avoid it. It’s one thing to have people use the word “slut” or display that kind of attitude as characters in a story. It’s another when the author integrates it into their perspective unchallenged.

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