Why I Am Not Going to Read Divergent or The Fault in Our Stars... Yet

Before you start reading: Please note that I am currently in NaNoWriMo mode. That means that I am trying to cram as many words as I can into my posts. Brace yourselves, what few readers I have.


Just about everyone I know is Divergent-obsessed, or in love with The Fault in Our Stars. I think that's great. It's good to find a book that you love. Maybe they really are good books. That's not what bothers me.
Maybe what turns me off of them is the fact that they were made into movies. No, that's not it either.

I'm not going to read them because everyone else is reading them. And if they weren't being made into movies, everyone else wouldn't read them. Did that make any sense at all? Please tell me it did.

What completely turns me off of the book Divergent is that it's just another dystopian war and romance book with that whole clique-placement thing involved. Would you have heard of it if it hadn't been made into a movie? Maybe. Is it a good book? Maybe. Should it be popular because it's a good book? Yes. Should it be popular because it was made into a movie? Absolutely not.

I'm not going to read The Fault in Our Stars for the same reasons. I would also like to add that from what I've heard, John Greene doesn't exactly deserve the worship he's receiving. Also, I'm a hypochondriac, so I'm not going to read a book about cancer. That's my shallow little reason.

I don't think it's bad to read books that are being made into movies, and I certainly don't think it's bad to like them. But I think that people are reading Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars just because they're being made into movies, and that's why I'm not going to read them. Maybe someday, when the popularity calms down, I will. Okay? Okay.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. With everything. EXCEPT! JOHN GREEN IS ONE OF THE TOP 10 MOST AMAZING HUMAN BEING IN THE ENTIRE WORLD WHO HAS EVER LIVED OR EVER WILL I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE HEARD OR WHO'VE HEARD IT FROM BUT THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY SO STUPID AND WRONG OK SO just so you know sorry about my rant I just really love him ok.
    Also, they are really good books and I don't think you've read them yet ??? but you should read The Fault In Our Stars at least. You probably know who this is.
    -Heather 1

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