As someone who is very easily pleased by books, it’s not often that I really dislike books. What’s more odd is when I dislike books which most people adore. This post is a cumulation of all the popular books I don’t understand and like.
1. The Maze Runner.
I really don’t like this book. I’ve read the whole series but I don’t get why it’s so popular. It’s boring, the characters are flat, the dialogue is irritating. I just could not like this book. Maybe the movie is better, I’ve heard good things but I haven’t seen it.
2. Fallen Crest High.
I picked this up because it has a GoodReads rating of 4.something which is pretty good but this is, quite certainly, the worst book I have read in my life. The writing is terrible. All the characters are so bitter and rude and their back stories do not justify their actions! I absolutely detested the main character because of the things she says and does to her friends and more importantly, how badly she treats her mother! I don’t understand this book at all.
This reminded me so much of TMR! The premise of the book is really good, very fascinating but I’m not sure I like the execution of it. There were lots of parts in the book which I didn’t understand. Mostly, nothing significant even happened, so it was really boring to read.
4. Looking For Alaska.
I’m a big fan of John Green’s work. I loved The Fault in Our Stars and adored Paper Towns, but this book I was always a bit iffy about. I liked most of the book but in the “after” section of the book, I stopped understanding what was going on. There is supposed to be a very profound message which readers get from this book but I fail to understand it. Maybe I’m too young to get it, but I’m not a big fan of this book, I really don’t like it.
Don’t kill me for saying this! I liked Divergent, I thought it was really good but when Insurgent came along, I started to feel a bit bored. There was too much happening and then there was nothing happening, it was all a bit crazy. But Allegiant, I think, was the worst of the lot. The start is quite nice but as the book progresses, it keeps getting worse and worse (to me, at least!). In the end, something very unexpected happens but I didn’t even care! I didn’t even care anymore about what happened to them. I really didn’t like them.
I’m sorry if I insulted any of your favourite books via this post! We’re all entitled to our own opinions and these were mine. Are there any popular books you don’t like? Tell me about them in the comments!