If you’re going to go negative, this review by the wildly popular Goodreads reviewer Miranda Reads that I’m reblogging here for your entertainment and instruction is exactly how it is to be done.
You’re welcome, now do yourself a favor and go check out more of her magic…
IT WAS A COMPLETE DISASTER.
Whelp…that was horribly disappointing…
I cannot begin to explain how utterly…blah this one was.
SO many people recommended it, and I honestly feel a bit awful with the low rating – but ehhh, what’s the point of goodreads if I can’t rant?
How to Write a Hit YA Novel 101
(In 5 easy steps!)
1. Make your main character ugly
“She’s an ugly little thing. No child should look like that.”
Like realllllllly ugly.
Pale and sour, like a glass of milk that’s turned.
And she must be skinny, but in the malnourished-and-kinda-hot sort of way.
AND REMEMBER – she can never be so ugly that the Generic Love Interest(s) aren’t attracted to her!
I’m sorry it took me so long to see you, Alina. But I see you now.
Your Main Character must be ugly enough so that…
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