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The books you read and wondered how they got published. I was just thinking about how most of the threads on here are about books that people have liked but what about those ones that left you in incredulous disbelief.

submitted by Spell Caster
(July 17, 2019 - 9:59 am)

I also really like dystopian books.

submitted by Sunshine Wings, age 10, nowhere to be found
(October 14, 2019 - 8:04 pm)

Ah. Yes. Tearing books apart is kind of really fun.

I agree with everyone on The Unwanteds and KoTLC.

Throne of Glass (at least book one)

Shatter Me

An Ember in the Ashes

The Maze Runner

Eliza and Her Monsters

I can't think of any more off of the top of my head, but I have a rant for each one of those, and would be delighted to give it, should any of you take me up on it. 

submitted by Stardust, Ubiquitous
(October 14, 2019 - 7:00 pm)

Evaluna ...

And my mom likes it very much but it dosent attract me very much ...


submitted by Bibi P, age 11
(October 14, 2019 - 7:23 pm)

Most 6 year old girls would get mad at me for saying this, but what about the Rainbow Magic series? It has a like a million books and they're all exactly the same. 

submitted by Tina of Here, age 13
(October 20, 2019 - 6:43 am)

I don't like Ranbow Magic. All of them are the same same same .


submitted by Bibi P
(October 20, 2019 - 1:21 pm)

I feel like that's the case for all those early reader chapter books like Magic Tree House or Puppy Place, different fairy/place in time/puppy but the same plot each time

A book that infuriated me was 'Counting by Sevens' I just could not stand Willow and how she was smart and kind and could do no wrong but changed everybody's lives anyways, she was very much a pixie dream girl or a mary sue and she ruined what could have been an enjoyable book for me

submitted by Kitsune
(October 22, 2019 - 8:42 pm)


Well at least Magic Tree House is educational 

submitted by Tina of Here, age 13
(November 19, 2019 - 11:20 am)
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(October 22, 2019 - 7:50 pm)

Twilight is actually my least favorite book. It's just so weird! I'm almost done with it and I'm not sure if it gets better at the end, but I don't understand how I'll be able to get through the sequel.

submitted by Gracia
(October 25, 2019 - 6:11 am)

I feel weird because the clock was turned back. Like, jetlagged.

Anyway, Keeper of the Lost Cities, even though I still slightly obsess over them, which makes no sense.

submitted by Twirlgirl, age 14, Wandering
(November 2, 2019 - 11:34 pm)

Divergent. I like the concept but it wasn't well done.

I like Harry Potter but I feel like it's not really . . . colorful. I like the idea, again, but not the plot.

submitted by Bagel Princess
(December 31, 2019 - 1:31 pm)


I'm currently reading the Heroes of Olympus series (I'm on the last book), I read it right after the whole Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. The Heroes of Olympus series is currently taking so long to read. (I'm so sorry Rick Riordan.) I just personally think the second book, "The Son of Neptune", is taking so long. It may just be me losing interest in the series. My friend recently told me that the whole series went so long and she didn't enjoy it. I kind of enjoyed it? It was just extremely long for me to personally read it. 

And that conculdes my small rant of how long the Heroes of Olympus series went/is going so long. 

submitted by Luminara
(January 2, 2020 - 1:11 pm)

So, I'm rereading KotLC, and I actually really like it now, so I was wondering what were some of the reasons y'all don't like it?


submitted by cerinthe, age 13, Blegh
(January 2, 2020 - 8:04 pm)

Sooooo...... anyone ever read  The Thing About Jellyfish? Sorry Ali Benjamin, but for some weird reason I really,REALLY didn't like it.(i dislike using the word "hate" online for another weird reason). It's not like I didn't like the way it was written. It's just....the idea....okay, the idea was amazing. Maybe the fact that it ended kinda shortly? IDK, it's just. NOT GOOD. Her other book is awesome, though. 


(It's called The Next Great Paulie Fink. Try it.)

submitted by Sirfire, age 230 moons, United States
(January 3, 2020 - 6:31 pm)

I liked it, I just found it strange that the main character (I can't remember her name) was so very passionate about the jellyfish. Like, even if her friend did get killed by a jellyfish, and that is an important thing for science, why is it so important to you? But for the most part it was really well written, and very sad as well. 

submitted by cerinthe, age 13
(January 4, 2020 - 4:50 pm)