Hey guys! Next up, the amazing Ally from the Scribbling Sprite tagged me to do the Unpopular Opinions Tag. I have a lot of strange opinion...

Tag Week: Unpopular Opinions Tag

Hey guys! Next up, the amazing Ally from the Scribbling Sprite tagged me to do the Unpopular Opinions Tag. I have a lot of strange opinions and out-there ideas, so I think this is going to be fun. :D


1. A Popular Book/Series You Didn’t Like.


Please don’t kill me. It’s just that... I was expecting a dystopian with awesomeness and action and explosions and cool characters... and I got Jonas, a world of mundane people, the almost-but-not-quite interesting Giver, and an all-around rather boring experience.

2. A Popular Book/Series Everyone Hates But You Love


Okay, so this one may not be entirely true since a lot of people do like Twilight. However it seems like the entirety of the “True Literary Community” despises the very mention of the series.

Ooh you like Twilight?
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If I'm being honest, I'm very much a part of that community; there are a lot of things about Twilight that I strongly dislike now.

But see, that one section of Breaking Dawn that's in Jacob's pov is actually pretty awesome. I loved seeing his inner struggles, and just how far he was willing to go because of his love for Bella (a love that was certainly misguided, but oh well, that’s another post for another time). Anyways. If the whole series was about him and done from his pov, I'd probably adore it.

3. A Love Triangle That Didn’t End Like You Wanted It To


Hehe, here I am talking about Twilight again. I'm not gonna linger here because seriously, I could turn this into a full-on blog series. Suffice it to say, the only thing Edward has that Jacob doesn't is money; in areas of personality, sense of humor, and all-around coolness as a character, Jacob has Edward way beat.

Not to mention that wonderful “Hotter Than You” line that I couldn’t find a gif of. *sobs mentally, because one can do that online when one would never do such in real life*

Anyway.

4. A Popular Genre You Hardly Read
Funnily enough, I almost didn’t have an answer for this. I mean, I read everything: contemporary, dystopian, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, historical... You name it, I've probably read a book in it. The only one I can think of is maybe romance. I don't generally read books where the romance is the main conflict. To me, it's just not strong enough on it's own to be the driving force of a novel. Makes a great secondary plot, though.

5. A Popular/Beloved Character You Dislike
I couldn't think of a character who was super-popular that I strictly disliked (well, cept Ed and Bell, but I already picked on Twilight this post). I mean, there are some I don't adore like other people do (Harry Potter, for instance), however, I don't strictly dislike them.

So I went with this girl instead.


Not sure if she counts since I don't know how popular this book is, but I seriously wanted to cause Kira injury upon multiple occasions. She was just such a know-it-all, and she totally slighted the obviously-right boy for the sake of a love triangle. If not for her, I'd probably continue the series, but I just... I can't. I just can't stand her.

Gosh, that was mean. I’m sorry, guys. I’m a jerk when stories make me angry.

6. A Popular Author You Can't Seem To Get Into
Lauren Oliver. I tried Delirium, honest I did. But I just wasn't feeling it. It was okay, but not brilliant or anything, and not good enough to make me want to read the rest of the series

7. A Popular Trope You're Tired of Reading
HEHEHEE, I have quite a few of these. ;) I'll just name three, though:

  1. Two Boy and One Girl Love Triangles: it was cool for a while people, but seriously? Enough is enough already.
  2. Insta-Love: I'mma just be real with you, okay? Insta-Love is Insta-Lust. You cannot fall in love with someone in an instant because in order to fully and truly love someone, you must know them. Unless you are a mind reader, you cannot instantly know someone just by looking at them. I'm sorry, but it's just true. Now that immediate attraction of hormones bouncing around in the brain can certainly turn into true love, but it just... it can't start out that way.
  3. Incredibly Gorgeous Love Interests: I like a hot guy as much as the next girl, but I also like the adorable, everyday, gawky kids who haven't quite grown into their own bodies and may even *gasp* have a few pimples. It's okay to not look like a god, guys. There is only one after all.

8. A Popular Series You Have No Interest In Reading
I couldn’t think of a series, so I went with a book instead.


It's a teenage cancer story. Sadly, someone is going to die, therefore I am either going to love the characters and feel immense pain when the doomed one breathes his/her final, or I'm going to detach from the beginning and be painfully bored all the way through. Just not a great use of my time.

9. A Show/Movie Adaption You Liked Better Than The Book
WHAT IS THIS BLASPHEMY???!!

Haha, j/k j/k. I actually have one for this.


I loved this movie so much I watched it twice in one week, and then reviewed it somewhere on this blog. After that, I decided to read the book because that kind of awesomeness could not have come solely from Hollywood.

Except that... it kinda did. The book was just too... blech to me. There was so much brutally and just plain wrong in it, plus I swear those characters were all clinically insane. It just left me with a strong feeling of disgust, with the story and the world in general. *shrugs* Unfortunately, I just couldn't enjoy it.

10. A Popular Style of Covers That You Can't Stand
No, there aren't any pictures for these. If I hated it, why would I put pictures up on my blog?

That said, if a cover has a couple kissing or partially unclothed people on it, I am very not likely to pick it up. Mostly because covers are supposed to give you an idea of what's in the book, so if kissing and shirtless people are plastered all over the front, I can be fairly sure that I'll find a lot more on the inside. And like I said above, I enjoy romance, but these covers generally signify that the romance is the main part of the plot and, for me, that just doesn't work.

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Well, there you go, my unpopular opinions! Hope you all don't hate me now, lol

I tag Rebecca and Kathryn, Koko, and Aimee, because I think they'll all have some pretty awesome answers.

So what did you think about this tag? Agree with me? Disagree? Have any unpopular opinions to share? Comment me!

And seriously, if your opinion differs from mine, please let me know. I'd love to politely debate with you (though there may be caps involved).

See you in the comments section!




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  1. I can get that you didn't like The Giver, but you should remember that this is like, the ORIGINAL YA dystopian novel. Like, the movie has just come out over twenty years of trying to make it that way. And so things like THG and Divergent are more popular not only because they might be better quality, but the genre had more time to be refined since Lois Lowry's initial opening there. So... like, just keep that in mind. For me, it isn't just a book I like, but a trailblazer, if you will, so I give it some extra points.

    I agree that the "literary community" doesn't like Twilight much (I did this tag like, yesterday, and several people said so, haha) but I'm one of those people who is sincerely liking it. I don't agree about Jacob—mostly because he's childish and would always balance her discipline with his "protection" and attitude, which would kind of trap Bella... *cough* Sorry. You probably do not want to hear me weigh in on all my mindless comments on your opinions. Heh.

    I'm not really motivated to read The Fault in Our Stars, either, and two boy love triangles is, yes, getting old. I did like the Ender's Game book and the movie, but it's been so long since I've read the book that I don't feel super confident in having a definitive opinion in that regard. Still, it was a great movie, and Harrison Ford and the Mandarin were in it, so bonus points there.

    Even if I disagree with you on some notes, I'm glad you shared your unpopular opinions. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is? Okay, that I didn't know. With that in mind and without my former dystopian expectations, I might've actually enjoyed it. I don't really know. Maybe I'll try it again sometime without any expectations. :)

      Hehe, that is what I asked for actually. ;) I admit Jacob could be childish, but at least he wasn't super controlling. I mean, Edward took the engine out of Bella's car to try to keep her under his thumb. That would've been an automatic breakup for me, lol.

      I don't think the Ender's Game book was /bad/, necessarily, just not for me. I didn't like the amount of wrong and brutality put in. It just didn't sit well with me, not the sort of thing I wanted to spend my free time reading. And yes, the movie was amazing!!!! :D

      No problem, I'm glad you enjoyed it! And, well, that is kinda the point of the tag, that these opinions aren't what most people would agree with. :)

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    2. Yeah. And I mean, I don't blame you. I felt slightly disappointed that the book wasn't as good as when I read it in sixth grade—but it would kind of be like telling the Wright brothers that you thought their plane sucked because it wasn't as good as the Boeing you flew on last year, lol.

      Admittedly, Edward invaded Bella's friendship with Jacob, and Jacob had more definitive plans to get into Bella's pants, so Jacob had some things going for him. Still, Edward behaved in a much more mature way than Jacob, and ultimately his goal was to protect her body and soul from his world—Jacob was a little more selfish in that his main motives were getting Bella away from the vampire world and perhaps taking a little undo risk with her in his own world. :P

      Ah. Yeah, that's kind of my thing, so there we go.

      :)

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    3. Haha, yeah, true. Like I said, it didn't know it was a trailblazer. That doesn't necessarily change my opinion, but it is a fair thing to keep in mind. :)

      LOL, I think Jacob wanted a little more than that out of the relationship. :)
      And I'd disagree that Edward was more mature. He didn't exhibit that much maturity; I mean he wasn't strictly immature, but he wasn't super great either. And besides that, Jacob does leave everything he knows, and literally risk all he has just to protect Bella when she's already married and pregnant with someone else's kid. That takes a lot of... something, I don't know, be it love, maturity, whatever. Because he knew he had no chance with her, yet he risked everything for her anyway. And even if Edward is more mature, he's like 109, Jacob's 16. So regardless of all else, comparing maturity levels isn't really fair.
      Plus, I think they're motives were the same; they both wanted to protect her from the other supernatural creatures they saw as dangerous. Jacob didn't want her away from Edward just for the sole sake of wanting her away from Edward; he wanted to protect her too.
      And the werewolves were certainly no more dangerous than the vampires. Jasper does leap for Bella in New Moon, after all. :p

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    4. *nods* And that's fair of you to say.

      I won't say that he acted like the most mature human being in the universe, but Edward demonstrates his maturity not necessarily with Bella, but in other ways. He hears everyone's thoughts and doesn't use them to exploit everyone, he speaks as a spokesperson for his entire family, and has spent his 100 years educating himself, learning languages, reading, and so on when he could be doing basically anything. So he does have some stuff going for him. I understand what you mean about Jacob, but I do have to disagree on one note: you say that he knew he had no chance with her, but I have to believe that the way he was hanging on to that idea of her, he really did hope that she would come to her senses, abort her child, and go back with him. Like, I feel like until he imprinted on Nessie, he still was hoping that Bella would change her mind. But, yeah, comparing maturity levels might not be fair, even if they both supernaturally achieved adulthood.

      They did have similar motives, in that regard. It's just odd, because while werewolves do have a track record of hurting people on accident, as with Emily, for example, Carlisle hasn't messed up in 300 years of existing. And so while Jasper might have threatened Bella, I feel like there was a lot of the werewolves seeing what they wanted to see, Jacob included.

      *coughs* This... is a fascinating discussion, but then I also feel bad for cluttering up your blog comments. If you want, you can email me at heroinehiding@gmail.com to continue, or we can just agree to disagree. But I feel like this isn't the place anymore... y'know?

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    5. Hmm, those are all good points. I hadn't thought about them, but yeah, I guess he does have some level of maturity.

      I still disagree on that point because there's one passage in the book where (if I remember correctly) Jacob says something along the lines of, "I don't know why I'm doing this because she's already chosen him." I'm paraphrasing of course, but I think that's the gist of it. He knew that there was no way this could end well for him; he had no possibility for a happy ending. But he fought for her anyway.

      It's been a while since I read the books, bu if I remember correctly, that was a one-time thing, not really a track record. And I definitely agree there, I think both the Cullens and the werewolves saw of each other what they wanted to see, but I don't think that either was more dangerous than the other. They each had the potential to completely flip and take Bella's head off, lol.

      Hehe, I love comments! But if you want to just agree to disagree, sure, if you want to continue this somewhere else we can totally do the email. Or just facebook message, that might be easier. Either way: end it, email, comments, facebook. All works for me. :)

      But seriously this has been an amazing discussion! Thanks for sharing your opinions! :D

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  2. I am laughing. This is hilarious. You are hilarious. X'D

    I've never *read* The Giver, but the movie has been recommended to me multiple times. Did you think it was better than the book, if you have watched it? XD It sounds so good! AND YOUR POPULAR TROPES - YES. All I can say. Yes. Yes. And yes.
    ME TOOOO. I'm never reading The Fault in Our Stars - never. I'm glad for everyone who love it, but it is seriously not my kind of book. Why subject myself to such pain when it is not necessary?! ;D
    I agree with mostly all of these, except for the ones that I don't know much about so I can't really give (or agree with) an opinion (like, with Twilight, never watched or read it, but I know how it ends, and I thought Jacob should have ended up with Bella, but I can't voice this opinion as I don't *really* know the story ... eheh XP).

    This was such an awesome post, ahaha! My fave from you so far. :D Thank you for tagging me! I will have to think about my answers, mwaha. ;)

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    1. Thanks! Glad you liked it! :D

      I haven't actually watched the movie yet, but maybe I will sometime. Hehe, glad you agree! :D

      EXACTLY. There's just no point in doing that to myself.

      Gotcha. Well, I wouldn't necessarily say don't read it/watch it, but I'm not gonna recommend Twilight either. Basically seems like you know everything you need to, though ;)

      THANK YOU SO MUCH! Wow, guess I should talk about my weird opinions more often, lol. And you're welcome! Can't wait to see your post!

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  3. Gosh, Alexa. I can't disagree with you on ANYTHING here. I WANT TO HAVE A POLITE ARGUMENT! *pouts*

    But seriously. I haven't read Twilight or Partials, I didn't like Ender's Game or Fault in our Stars, I read almost every genre too, I'm tired of those tropes as well, kissing covers and shirtless people are a no-no...... I guess I could almost disagree with you over The Giver? I thought it was good, but not great. But--like Heather said--it was a trailblazer, and that makes me appreciate it more.

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    1. Haha, sorry! I'll have to come up with some even more out there opinions so you can dispute with me ;)

      Well, like I said in reply to Heather, I actually had no idea that it was a trailblazer. So with that in mind and not expecting anything crazily epic to happen, I might be able to enjoy it. :)

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  4. Ahhhh!! I'm kind of just flailing with glee because I added that #10 question to this original tag because I couldn't stand to have it only have #9 AND NOW IT'S DOING THE ROUNDS SO, UM, LEMME JUST BE PLEASED FOR A SECOND. XD hehe *ahem*
    Ahhh, I liked Ender's Game movie A LOT. I'm not sure if I liked it more than the book?! I mean they were both 5-stars for me. xD And I have only read Twilight, not the rest of the series and I don't really understand the hate. I didn't love it and I thought the writing was a bland, buuuut...I didn't actually think the characters were that bad. *shrugs*
    Kira was kind of annoying. I loved Partials but found the next two books SO BORING.
    I'm the same with Harry Potter too. ;-) I'm reading it and I like it but I don't DIE WITH FLAILS at it all the time like 99% of the world. I feel like an oddball! :O

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    1. Hehe, YES FEEL FREE TO FEEL PLEASED! Lol. It was a good question! :)

      Yeah, the plot of Partials was really intriguing! I just couldn't stand Kira. :p

      Basically, yes, LOL. Everyone's like "BEST SERIES EVER!" And I'm just like, "It's okay, I guess..."

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  5. Woooah poor John Green everybody's picking on him! My brother watched the Enders game move and liked it, but when I was on a plane with a chance to watch it I wanted to read it first so I never did. I haven't really looked for it in my library either. I'm gonna disagree with Twilight thing here. I read the first and tried the second; the plot was contrived, Bella was pathetic, I disliked Edward, and it was quite boring. I honest just couldn't finish New Moon. I've heard that if you take the love triangle out, you get a girl who lives in a rainy town and cries a lot. Also, I LOVED the giver, the two times I've read it, the movie was okay, and anyway. I guess I can forgive you :)
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    1. Actually, I totally agree with you about Twilight, lol! Like I said in the post, I have a lot of problems with it (for instance, that Bella is pathetic and Edward a controlling creeper), but I liked that book, Breaking Dawn, in particular the part in Jacob's pov. And lol, basically, yes. That's one of my biggest problems with it: by herself, Bella is nothing. It takes all the characters around her to make the story halfway interesting.

      Hehe, well, thanks for forgiving me! Like I said in the above comments, I actually didn't know that The Giver was like the first ever dystopian. So I might try it again sometime with that in mind. :)

      Thanks for commenting!

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