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Hype: And How It Affects My Reading

In my review of Room by Emma Donoghue on Monday, I briefly touched on how I was more disappointed in the book not because it was a bad book but because I had been caught up in the hype and was ultimately let down. Unfortunately, this happens to me a lot. The amount of times I have sat down with a new release YA book and expected it to be the next Harry Potter is ridiculous (ridiculous because why do I continually think anything will touch Harry Potter’s greatness?) and end up disappointing is… well I’ve lost count. And I know that there are books that I love that other readers hate (did I hype those books accidentally for them?) so of course the results are going to tip my way once in a while. Mostly, I hate the hype. I have started to realise that my main reason for slowly becoming less and less interested in YA fiction comes from being constantly hyped up over books that I end up just finding… average. When you have so many different readers with such a …