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i mean i definitely don't know why people liked divergent when i went back to it, it's pretty bland in comparison:susPepe:
 
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Agree twilight....

At least the others are fun. Well hunger games is a tad depressing .....
 
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i mean i definitely don't know why people liked divergent when i went back to it, it's pretty bland in comparison:susPepe:
there was something in the books but YA dystopia is not know for greatness.
 
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there was something in the books but YA dystopia is not know for greatness.
i think the only one i thought had a nice concept though i never read it was the maze runner.
 

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ill admit i enjoy harry potter but theyre VERY overrated. the books are 80% filler and description imo, and theyre way too long. also the author is very controversial so ion support

also the divergent movies were pretty overrated ngl(dont get me wrong i love them, but theyre not like AMAZING)
 
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i think the only one i thought had a nice concept though i never read it was the maze runner.
Yea i read the first book.

The problem is if they make movies the movie becomes the cannon.

it is why i hate the LOTR movies so much they totally tell a different story loosely based on teh LOTR.
 
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the fault in our stars... probably my least favourite movie ever made, i hate it so much

edit: wait it's not a franchise so it doesn't count at all. but i hate it anyway
i expected a lot more from a movie that supposedly made grown men cry i didn't cry at all :dubuthink:
 
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the handmaid's tale

what a steaming pile of garbage. all i could see was ludicrous anti Christian fearmongering
 
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i think the only one i thought had a nice concept though i never read it was the maze runner.
I was fine with it until my english teacher pointed out the misogyny of it lmao
guys are living in a relatively chill but dangerous world until *gasp* a girl comes into the picture
then boom everything takes a turn for the worse
 
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I was fine with it until my english teacher pointed out the misogyny of it lmao
guys are living in a relatively chill but dangerous world until *gasp* a girl comes into the picture
then boom everything takes a turn for the worse
i actually never even thought about that yikey :wimwim:
 
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also the divergent movies were pretty overrated ngl(dont get me wrong i love them, but theyre not like AMAZING)
I honestly feel like the divergent franchise marked the beginning of the watering down of dystopian ya in general
the hunger games were by no means perfect, but thematically it was pretty solid; it was the later dystopian ya that turned thg's reputation for the worse
a lot of the tropes that people like to complain about in dystopian ya (useless love triangles, chosen one mcs, 16yo protagonist who is more competent than literally any adult, mindless fighting) kind of started with divergent imo. while thg has some of those tropes, they are mostly subverted: katniss never wanted to be the chosen one and was used as a piece of propaganda, katniss is aware that she is essentially powerless in the rebellion, katniss eventually realizes that a lot of the fighting she engages in is useless, and the whole love triangle thing was to point out the shallowness of the capitol

but I do suppose divergent is good for some mindless reading, as with most ya lit
 
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i actually never even thought about that yikey :wimwim:
he was a pretty chill teacher overall, he also mentioned how similar the hunger games' reaping was to the lottery in the short story the lottery—another thing I cannot unremember :wimwim:
 
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I honestly feel like the divergent franchise marked the beginning of the watering down of dystopian ya in general
the hunger games were by no means perfect, but thematically it was pretty solid; it was the later dystopian ya that turned thg's reputation for the worse
a lot of the tropes that people like to complain about in dystopian ya (useless love triangles, chosen one mcs, 16yo protagonist who is more competent than literally any adult, mindless fighting) kind of started with divergent imo. while thg has some of those tropes, they are mostly subverted: katniss never wanted to be the chosen one and was used as a piece of propaganda, katniss is aware that she is essentially powerless in the rebellion, katniss eventually realizes that a lot of the fighting she engages in is useless, and the whole love triangle thing was to point out the shallowness of the capitol

but I do suppose divergent is good for some mindless reading, as with most ya lit
ya i get what u mean
i love hunger games ngl, its not the best but it is by no means bad imo
 
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it's ok I guess, but tgcf >>>

most ya lit I don't enjoy as much: I think I've only genuinely liked Hunger Games, Scythe, and Six of Crows in the past few years
maybe it's because I'm mentally way beyond the targeted audience even though I'm in the middle of said targeted audience's age range, maybe it's because I just don't enjoy romance all that much ???
half of fantasy feels like an excuse for the author to write faery porn (I'm sorry), a lot of books have inflated ratings

not a franchise, but god I hate sapiens too (the book). no clue why it's so highly praised when some basic critical thinking when reading would raise several red flags.

I enjoy Harari's writing, and his goal is commendable, but the actual contents of the book? I had to stop when he started with the Americas: after that it was just a lot of bad takes using cherry-picked evidence. The whole goal of the book meant that everything would be really watered down, but I was not expecting some takes including: Victorian imperialism was good because it forced other countries to industrialize themselves, out hunter gatherer ancestors lived healthier and happier lives than us (lmao), and that the Incas were too naive and self-absorbed which is why they got so easily conquered by the Spaniards
 

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