Book lovers on Twitter have just met a new hashtag to love, and tweets are aplenty all around.
#VeryRealisticYA has been one trending hashtag that has readers and young adult literature fans poking fun at YA Lit conventions and stereotypes. Twitter users of all ages have pitched in with their two cents on many tropes and plot conventions in beloved books, and given them their own hearty dose of reality. See the results for yourself.
Let’s get started with John Hansen, the user who started it all:
The only reason the main character decides to save the world is so he can put it on his college application. #VeryRealisticYA
— John Hansen (@ABoredAuthor) March 29, 2015
Twitter picked up on the hashtag, and users ran with it.
#VeryRealisticYA girl writes dramatic poetry freshman year, finds it senior year, and cringes with embarassment
— Taylor (@TheNashtronauts) April 26, 2015
— Nick Mamatas (@NMamatas) March 29, 2015
Some tweets rang true and kept current with fandoms:
Girl gets a note reading “I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER”. She’s relieved someone is finally reading her tumblr. #VeryRealisticYA
— TheBloggess (@TheBloggess) March 29, 2015
A couple of them could even blend in well with Dystopian YA Novel:
Some averted what could have turned into a grisly horror film or a tragedy by using common sense:
Teens suspect crime has occurred. Inform parents and police and go back to being teens. #VeryRealisticYA
— Scott Westerfeld (@ScottWesterfeld) March 29, 2015
Girl notices attractive boy following her everywhere she goes. She tells her parents. Parents call the cops. #VeryRealisticYA
— Bookphile (@thebookphile) March 29, 2015
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