Well, that’s the difference, I’ve actually read Hunger Games. And the quality of writing is crap. Don’t defend it until you’ve read it.
Yeah I trust your taste in books, you recommended me Mary Stewart, who is fucking amazing. But you seriously need to read more to have a wider basis to compare from. It’s really hard to compare when I name 10 books/series I really really liked and you’ve read like one of them.
SORRY I’M A COLLEGE STUDENT. But of the books that it says are “as good as Hunger Games” Graceling is on the list, and it’s by far one of the best of the ones I’ve read. I read a lot of YA in HS, and most/all of these are YA.
Graceling was AMAZING, though I don’t recommend it to you, because the fantasy aspect wasn’t really explained well, though I blame the narrator as she doesn’t understand/has no desire to understand the fantasy aspects. But it was still really good.
I still don’t understand how you can compare HG and 50 shades, though. In the snippets I’ve seen, HG has much better writing than 50 Shades.
Idk what college student has to do with it. I think it’s more the specific area of nerdiness — you’re more into video games and I’m more into books, in general. So I’ll trust your taste in video games more than in books, say.
Also, if the author of the flowchart is saying Graceling was “as good as Hunger Games” it doesn’t exactly make me want to read Graceling more. Explanation of how it works has nothing to do with it. LOTR doesn’t explain anything, but it’s beautifully written. The Merlin series explains even less and the writing is amazing.
Anyway I’m not comparing HG and 50 Shades, because I haven’t read 50 Shades. I just know HG’s writing was so mediocre I was glad when I finally finished the book and found out the ending so I didn’t have to keep reading it. :P
Also I haven’t read most on that list, but I SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY have to doubt the judgement of someone who puts “Neuromancer” between “Fahrenheit 451” and “Brave New World” under “classics”. I’ve read all 3, and ONE OF THOSE IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS. Neuromancer’s writing is *terrible*.
It means I don’t have time to read LOTR and other stuff you don’t describe as “YA crap”.
YA is fucking awesome, it’s just written for a different audience.
And uhhh… Brave New World and Fahrenheit 541 are definitely classics, so I’m not sure why that’s in quotes? I haven’t read or really even heard much about Neuromancer sooooo…
You have to remember that YA is for a specific audience, and that this flowchart is for a specific audience - the audience that enjoyed Hunger Games. So teen girls (and occasionally guys) who liked that sort of read. From the books I have read here, I’d say the author of the flow chart did a good job mixing good writing and interest storylines that will appeal to the audience of HG.
Also PLEASE never describe all YA as “crap”. I understand how you wouldn’t like it, but YA is great, and a good chunk of it isn’t crap.