Tuesday, February 21, 2012

99% of All Young Adult Books

Angst ridden protagonist, usually with a dead parent or two dead parents, possibly adopted only to later discover that they're from a fantastical alternate world, a fairy, or an alien. If it's a girl, she's persecuted by the bitchy girl antagonist, but then there's the hunky guy and the best friend who later becomes a love interest thus creating the classic romantic triangle, though our heroine may be in competition with the bitchy girl for the attention of the hunky guy, and the bitchy girl may do something reprehensible to sabotage her chances or otherwise screw her over. Insert fairies, vampires, werewolves, post apocalypse here. Also, single themed dystopias are popular--a future where everybody has to conform to something or other so that the mistakes of the past are not repeated, but that something or other is super oppressive in some way, denying our hero their fundamental humanity, but our hero is somehow unique and transcends all obstacles so that they may liberate themselves and perhaps the world. Oh, and organ harvesting may possibly be involved. Or a horrible trial. There's always some horrible trial or series of trials given to test our exceptional hero to his/her limits in order to discover if they are worthy of something or other, but our hero subverts this awful system, see: Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, etc. may possibly involve a horrible infectious disease, a rebellion or zombies.

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  1. Well, now I know what to make my next book about. And maybe sell it to Disney. Ha!

  2. Brilliant! And what would be even more great is if you made it into a page long comic as a parody. :) With your style, this would work super well!

    1. Thanks! I only wish I had time for comics! My new career path, at them moment, is taking up all of my time, and so comics, for the meantime, will have to be abandoned.