Thursday, August 13, 2009

(Horribly) Booking Through Thursday

Today's question on the Booking Through Thursday meme is, "What’s the worst book you’ve read recently?"

This is a little bit of an easier question to answer than the worst book you've ever read. The quick one that comes to mind (that I need to get around to reviewing) is Homecoming Queen (Carter House Girls Book #3) by Melody Carlson. I couldn't finish it. Put it down at around 90 pages. I was trying, really trying hard to read this whole series, but I should have known I'd never make it, seeing as how low I rated the first two books (Mixed Bags and Stealing Bradford) in the series.

And, just as a side note, I think it goes to show how truly awful this book was because I really can stomach some really bad crap when it comes to YA commercial fiction. But this one, it just went too far. One particularly stupid line from Book #2 that was so awful it got cited in my review post was actually re-used, verbatim, in Book #3. C'mon, Melody, that's just lazy. It's like she has macros on her computer for crappy inner monologues and just recycles them, assuming nobody will notice. Horrible!


busy91 said...

Come to think of it, last year I read this horrible YA book, and I thought it was poorly written. I felt they don't think teens can read anything with substance.

Susan B. Evans said...

It's true, I also hold adult literature to a different standard than YA.

I chose The Reader by Bernhard Schlink as my most recent BAD read. You can check out my thoughts here.

gautami tripathy said...

This is the reason I avoid YA literature!

Booking through recent worst

Anonymous said...

Hmm I havent read this one and have to admit I probably won't be!

Nikola said...

About the YA commercial fiction - that's probably one of the reasons I rarely read YA. It's as if all they do is paraphrase some other YA book, slap on a cute cover and voila!

Doesn't really work for me.