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Most overrated book/series?

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What's a book that everyone raves about but when you read it, you can't understand the hype behind it?

 

 

I have two:

 

 

The Fault In Our Stars (I found it predictable)

 

Divergent (  Why is this series so popular? The factions are too similar to the Houses in Harry Potter and the dispute between the factions made no sense to me)

 

 

 

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I totally agree with The Fault in Our Stars. I don't get why it's sooooo amazing. 

 

A few other John Green novels: I don't get why they're so big and popular. Okay, yeah they're emotional. There are plenty of good inspirational, tear-inducing novels out there. Why THESE ones?

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Well this is one my cousin raves about: Twilight 

 

Like the characters are so one-dimensional and I really hate the plot-line and the protagonist. -.-

 

(love TFIOS and Divergent though :P

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I watched 1 twilight movie, with my friends, I still have nightmares. that series is so ****ed up. Vampires are supposed to be blood thirsty and evil!

I totally loved percy jacksn, harry potter, inheritance cycle. But I didn't even like the plot of Fault in our stars. My best friend's girl tried to convince me to read it and I'm like ****? No way! Its weird ****.

I'll add other books I hate when I remember them

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all john green books jesus christ the man is horrible his books are predictable and all the same ut literally everyone is in mad adoration with him i can't stand it.

actually the majority of YA books I can't stand predictable books with cliche characters and manic pixie girls i just can't 

 

also super unpopular opinion but lord of the rings (plz no hate) I just find it so boring and nothing happens in it?? it just goes on and on but it is so boring and the movies as well sorrrrryyyyyy

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Haha, I agree

I liked the whole story of Lord of the Rings, but its too meandering. Good for a one time read but not more than that

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I've got to agree with Twilight as well. And apparently 50 Shades is a ridiculous series too (I haven't read them nor do I plan to but my English teacher said the writing sucked so I agree)

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I have never understood the rave of The Great Gatsby. I don't think its as good as everyone claims it is. I find it predictable and it doesn't address any new concepts. 

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:o  I'm not the only one who thinks John Green is overrated?!

 

I can't say anything about Twilight or 50 shades because I won't touch those books with a stick :P

 

I also found Inkheart series overrated. The first book was OK but the last two were a mess! I also found the Kane chronicles and Heroes of Olympus wayyy too overrated compared to the Percy Jackson series.

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I really disliked the Divergent series, especially the last book -- it was such a disappointment. I felt that the whole genetically pure vs. genetically damaged explanation is not as exciting as I expected. I did like how the author killed off the protagonist GRR Martin style though :P

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Oh my gods, so true. I was so mad at Veronica Roth for that stupid ending for Allegiant. Who does that? I actually was alright with the Divergent series (probably because I wrote an essay on it) until I read the last one. So mad.

 

@Rosalina Yeah, I haven't read them either so I guess I can't really judge but based on what I've heard from other readers who I respect, I'm not touching them either. :P

 

See I thought The Order of the Phoenix was that one odd book in the series. The one I liked the least, but then I read them again and again and I started to realize the importance of the details she put into each novel for the entire story to form a ginormous 3-D puzzle at the end. 

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For me, 

 

1. The Hunger Games (first book was allright, second book went downhill, never finished reading the third)

2. The second percy jackson series (yeah I lasted 165 pages into the third book)

3. Divergent series

4. Anything related to a dystopian society

5. Faults in Our Stars 

6. Twilight (DUH)

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.

 

I have to admit, I thought that 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' weren't as great as people said they were.

 

I've never heard of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'. Is that a bad thing?

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I personally liked TFIOS and didn't find it predictable (though tbh I was expecting the Disney-everyone-lives-happily-ever-after crap that seems to be the norm).

 

Found Twilight, Divergent (even though I loved the first book), The Hunger Games and An Abundance of Katherines overrated.

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1. Hunger Games. Protagonist is so dumb and love triangle sucks.

2. Fault in our stars. Tries to be very deep.

3. Twilight... Is ... Just... So ........ Boring.

4. Bible, no explanation needed. I cant believe some try to make laws based on it.

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I believe that the classic: Tom sawyer  from Mark Twain (real name: Samuel Clemens) and Oliver twist from Charles Dickens are the most over-rated books. I know I am offending Mark Twain and Charles Dickens fans, but that's how I feel.

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Brave New World was a bore for me.

 

The first few chapters were terribly long and complicated, the middle was ok, but... just felt really empty. Didnt like it very much at all.

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Brave New World was a bore for me.

 

The first few chapters were terribly long and complicated, the middle was ok, but... just felt really empty. Didnt like it very much at all.

 

As well. Also "Fahrenheit 451", I studied it for English B Written assignment (but read it before), I personally was quite disappointed with how shallow and predictable were the characters. 

 

"1984" is the best dystopian novel ever.

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I have this friend that passionately hates the Harry Potter series for some reason.

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I personally dont really have any overrated book series.

 

I guess I'm just an easy person to please. I loved Divergent (including allegiant and the ending) I loved the hunger games (although the 3rd book was a bit boring for me, but I still read the 3 books in 1 day). I love game of thrones, Fahrenheit 451, the giver, Harry Potter, etc...

 

I must admit I dont like Twilight and 50 shades and things like that, but I can see why people like them, I dont think theyre overrated.

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The Hunger Games has already garnered so much hatred in this one post, that there's no need for me to state my own hateful opinion on it.

 

I also second @Rosalina on her opinion on the Inkheart Trilogy. The first book was alright but I barely made it halfway through the second. Barely. 

 

Then there's the Divergent Trilogy, pretty much the same as The Hunger Games. Seems like everyone got here before I did!

 

Weirdly enough I liked some of John Green's books. That is, until I read the third and realized that I was reading the same book with differently named characters...

 

I didn't enjoy the classic Little Women, either. It was dull and preachy throughout most of it, aside from Jo who I found to be a truly inspired character.

 

I'm forgetting a lot of names, but I don't want this to be a rant. So I'll stop here.

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Pretty much anything that John Green writes, because it panders to teenagers who believe they're super unique and it's stupidly pretentious, but it's a young adult novel?

 

I thought the Hunger Games trilogy was okay, but it's not an amazing work of literature. I couldn't really get into Harry Potter, after the fourth book I got about 100 pages into Order of the Phoenix and had to stop because I couldn't do it anymore. I don't really like modern dystopian literature because it's often very formulaic and flat.

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