Book Challenge Day 18: A Literary Disappointment

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Continuing with the 30-Day Book Challenge, today’s prompt is to write about a book that disappointed me. The first book that comes to mind is the last book I read: Every Day by David Levithan. I was really looking forward to reading this book because the concept was so original, but it did not live up to my expectations. I discussed my issues with the book in my review of it, but here are a couple quick reasons why it disappointed me:

1. The premise was not well thought-out or explained. Levithan made up rules for the book’s universe that made the book easier to write, but did not necessarily make sense.

2. The romantic relationship at the center of the book was unrealistic and maybe even harmful. The girl’s character was not well-developed, and the boy chased her from the moment he met her. He basically stalked her and expected her to drop everything for him.

3. The writing was not stellar. As I mentioned in my review, Levithan has a way of telling rather than showing, and some of the sentences and dialogue had me cringing.

So, I guess this post was a bit redundant, but there you have it. I’ll be back tomorrow with something a little more interesting (hopefully)!

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