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30 Day Book Challenge // Day 9

Day Nine: Most overrated book

I think there are several books out there that get overrated. Often it’s when they’re planning on making a film based on the book – suddenly everyone hears of a book and read it, and there’s this expectation to read it. And I’ll admit, sometimes I’ve succumbed to this. I read The Fault In Our Stars after I’d heard about it through the film industry, and I didn’t think it was that brilliant. I did enjoy it, but it didn’t live up to the expectations that I had. I’m wondering if this is because it was aimed at the teenage market more, and okay I was 19 when I read it, but the hype had probably come about from 14 and 15 year olds.

I think, for me, the most overrated book is Twilight (or maybe New Moon, Eclipse or Breaking Dawn)… I think you get the picture. In all honesty, I was part of the hype that surrounded. My friend and I had read the first three books and thought they were brilliant. When they announced there was going to be a film, we were so exited. I remember being in London on the day that Breaking Dawn came out, and I made mum take me to Foyles on Charing Cross Road. I bought the book and wanted to read it immediately (Mum wouldn’t let me go back to my grandparents to do this as we were supposed to be doing touristy things).

Looking back, it’s embarrassing how obsessed with those books I was. Like, seriously, a vampire that sparkles?! These books are seriously overrated, and I’m not sure I’ll ever read them again – I once tried to re-read Twilight as a 19 year old, and I don’t think I made it past the first chapter. I don’t know why, I just don’t think they’re great at all, and I have no idea why I loved them as a 13 year old. I was clearly a little bit deluded back then.

Sorry to all you Twilight fans who might read this, and hate me. I’m sure I’ll get over it 🙂

What are everyone else’s opinions on The Twilight Saga?


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