Why Your Favorite YA Couples Aren’t As Perfect As We Make ’em Out to Be
We’ve got an angry riot on our hands, we just know it; pretty much inevitable when you’re dealing with opinions on YA book faves. But before you get all bent out of shape, thinking that we’re hating on the top teen reads, hear us out! With Valentine’s Day in full swing, we wanted to dig a little deeper into some of the most-talked-about fictional love interests. As perfect as they all may seem, and as wonderful as they all are — pshh, the male leads are all better than the guys we know in real life — they do have their flaws. And that’s what we’re here to discuss today.
WARNING: Some spoilers ahead!
Hey, J.K. Rowling says Hermione should’ve ended up with Harry, so there’s that.
And anyone else notice what a wimp Ron is next to his love?
As Team Peeta as we are, and as sweet of a guy as he is, he brings nothing to the table throughout the Games other than the ability to hold Katniss back. Get up and kill people, darnit!
Even disregarding the whole loving each other even though they’re ‘brother & sister’ debacle, he ends up with fire inside of him, so he occasionally burns her when they touch!
She’s self-sacrificing (as evidenced in Allegiant); it was never gonna work between them.
Well, there’s the age difference to consider, plus he’s her instructor.
And they’re both originally meant to protect her royal bestie, so…
There’s an expiration date on their forever. Way to make us fall in love only to take it away,
John Green. (JK, we love everything about this book.)
They fell in love when she was in someone else’s body.
You had to feel bad for them because you knew it couldn’t last. At least that way.
So. Freaking. Clingy. They’re actually the epitome of everything you DON’T want in a relationship