Once you’ve been involved with the book community for more than maybe five minutes, you start to realize that there are some things that are present in a lot of books that almost everyone seems to hate. I admit, I have a fair share of cliches and tropes that I don’t like seeing too, but there are a few that everyone seems to hate that I absolutely love.
This is probably one of the most hated cliches in YA. But no matter how many times I read love triangles in books, I do not get the least bit tired of them! I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the tension between the two love interests. Maybe it’s trying to figure out which one is going to win the protagonist over. I don’t know, but I love love triangles.
Bad Boy That MC Turns “Good”
I don’t think this one is hated quite as much as love triangles, but I still see a decent amount of people complaining about it, mostly because it’s overused. I don’t know though, I love seeing how a “bad boy” changes for a girl. It never happens in real life, so it’s nice to see it work out in a story haha
The Chosen One
Okay I’m not sure if I would say I love this one, but it doesn’t annoy me and I also understand why it’s so prevalent. It’s often kind of necessary in order for our main character to have any role in the story. I mean, can you imagine if there was some big revolution happening and the main character was just some ordinary teenager with no reason to be involved? I don’t think most teenagers would be jumping with excitement to join a revolution that could get them killed (or maybe it’s just me…). Anyway, I kind of like having our main character forced into a leading or other really important role because it makes the whole story a lot more interesting. I like it even more when we get to see our MC struggle with not wanting to be in that role, kind of like Harper in the Rebel Belle series (although I wouldn’t really call her a Chosen One. But still.).
These are just a few cliches/tropes/whatever you want to call them that a lot of people hate but that I actually really enjoy. I’m sure there are more I could add here, but I’ll stop here.