I'm just going to take a wild swing at it and start this meme for my blog exclusively. This is the place where I tell you, "Hey. I love this book!", (the DO part of the title) and then I go, "Hey. I hated this book!". (This is the DON'T part, if you're not catching my drift.)
I'm going to speak my mind. WHOA! Shocker?
Yes, I know. Brianna's cheating. Everyone loves this book, and of course, you're going to have to love this or you're just a horrible person. Yes, everyone. I know, but I have to tell you why I love it and why it's a DO READ book.
Katniss Everdeen, in my years of book experience, is probably the most awesome and STRONGEST heroine I have ever read in YA fiction. Most of the books I've read that have a female narrator go like this:
"OH MY GOD! Chris doesn't love me anymore! *crycrydonotcarecrycry* Oh wait a second. *looks out the corner of eye* I see a hot guy. He's so dark and mysterious. Did I mention dark? OH MY GOD I HAVE TO KNOW HIM! *stalks guy and he turns out to be a jerk* I loooooove hiiiiim. OH MY GOD HE'S A/AN -insert mythical creature here-! HE COULD HURT ME! He's so dreamy that I have wet dreams about him. OH MY GOSH THERE'S THIS OTHER HOT/DREAMY/ALDKGHASKLGHI GUY! *initiates love triangle* -SEQUEL COMING OUT IN 648941654 MONTHS!- (For evidence, please turn to your Fallen, Hush, Hush, and Twilight pages in the Crappy YA Manual.)
This one is the total opposite considering she can FREAKIN' KILL AND KICK SOME MAJOR BUTT! And she actually has somewhat of a personality where I don't have the urge to jump in the pages and tear her little throat out. She's intelligent and an excellent archery person, so naturally, with a girl that's strong enough to provide for her family and *WIN THE HUNGER GAMES, then yes. Naturally, I love her.
* = If you didn't know she won the Hunger Games, then, dude, you're BEHIND.
CRIME: HAS A BEAUTIFUL COVER THAT HYPNOTIZES AND MAKES YOU PICK IT UP AND READ ITS TRASHY ATTEMPT AT A NOVEL
BRIANNA CHEATED AGAIN! THIS TECHNICALLY ISN'T A BOOK!
I'm just being mean now. Excusez-moi.
Now, sorry to say, but I couldn't even finish this book. It frustrated me SO MUCH that I had the strongest temptation of pulling my eyes out of my eye sockets so I wouldn't have to deal with anymore YA trash. I'm sorry if you read this and were drooling over cardboard-cutout Patch, but he's a big, fat JERK. If this is what I got out of reading only about two-thirds of the book, then I'm scared of my mental state if I even thought of reading the whole thing.
Let's just see the
strong, intelligent female narrator weak, feeble, whiny, stupid little girl narrator, Nora.
EVIDENCE TIME!! (So I don't look ENTIRELY like a meanie.)
She lets Patch and everyone walk all over her.
EX: Patch totally is in jerk overdrive, then he goes all, "Hey, Nora. *insert charming stuff here* Wanna go to the gay angel-themed amusement park that just screams, 'I'M A FALLEN ANGEL'?"
She. Complains. About. EVERYONE. Goodness gracious....
Just look at her friend, Vee, the doped-up idiot that enjoys getting hurt then totally doesn't learn from her mistake. Then take a look to the left, and you see her lovely
fallen angel human boyfriend, Patch. He's. So. Freakin'. DREAMY that she does whatever he wants without a second thought, and even when he ASSULTS her and makes her feel worthless, all he has to do is give her the sexy face, and she gets all 'AAAAAAHHH'.
That's about all I can muster without going on a 50000-page rant like I usually do.
Oh, and I heard that Crescendo ended on the STUPIDEST. CLIFFHANGER. EVER.
I worry about you, YA. I really, really do.
This is how Nora would rob a store if she were fleshed into human existence. (If everyone from this novel was put into the real world, the world would end from the amount of stupidity. That's about it.)
"OH MY GOD! Neeeeehehhhehhaekh! *scurries* PAAATCH!"
That's it for this week's episode. Tune in next week/month/whenever-I-wanna-update to see more of Brianna's rambling. Who knows? YOUR favorite book could be torn to shreds. ;)