Is a new meme from Melissa at I Swim For Oceans
Talk to Me Tuesday is a brand new weekly meme where we will discuss anything (and everything) literary-related in an open forum of honesty. Questions for the next week will be posted one week prior to the post on the Features page. If you'd like to participate in this weekly feature, simply create your post, link back to me, and add your post to the wonderful Mr. Linky below. Have fun, and have at it!
This week's question: Do you have any specific literary pet-peeves in the genres you read and why?
Yes. I too dislike the love triangle. But I also hate the high school books where there is always one girl who rules the school. I went to high school. I was a floater and was in many different social circles. There wasn't one girl that ruled my school. I graduated in a class of 520. No one. Not one girl was the Queen Bee. No one could make or break you. I have read countless novels that happen in high school and there is always one clique that has a Queen Bee and she can make or break your social standing. I just got through listening to one. "Love You, Hate You, Miss You," by Elizabeth Scott. I'm tired of that formula. Does that really happen? Did it happen in your high school. I mean sure there were popular girls, but the prettiest girl in my school, happened to be the nicest girl, too. The cheerleaders stuck to themselves but they didn't make or break your social status. Even the girls that got pregnant didn't lose their social status. So what gives with having to claw your way to the top in all these books. Was my school an anomaly?
Heather in Sandwich