Things books do that get me triggered
It’s a known fact that the human race gets triggered really easily and for me there is no exception especially when it comes to books. I have decided to talk about things that really trigger me. I’m sorry if you like some of the things that trigger me but know that this is my own personal opinion. Here below are the top 4 things that really trigger me when I see them in books.
- Love Triangles
NOT AGAIN. I’m sick of the love triangle cliche. I’ve had enough of this with Twilight and then I had to go ahead and read The Selection and The Grisha Trilogy! Even though I LOVED these books to death it’s just getting a tad bit annoying now. Look if you’re going to make a character fall in love with a character JUST MAKE THEM FALL IN LOVE WITH ONE OR DON’T MAKE THEM FALL IN LOVE AT ALL.
2. The special snowflake main character
That one main character that has a unique gift/skill that can save the world. Harry Potter is an exception but this cliche is just getting old now. Seriously I’m not kidding a girl goes from having nothing to having a billion magical powers WHO NEVER GETS KILLED IN BATTLE AND ALWAYS SAVES THE WORLD AND NEVER PUTS A FOOT WRONG.
3. Un-relatable characters
I am a believer in relatable characters that make you laugh. I’m not interested in knowing about how a character is killing obsessed or about wars and bloodshed. I would like to see characters that are not as black or white. For example, Celaena Sardothien even though she is an assassin, she still is dramatic and loves her appearance. It’s because she has a whole different side to her that makes me love her character. With these un-relatable characters that shall go unnamed they just end up being clones of other book characters because it feels as if I’ve seen them before in other books. I like to think of myself as eccentric and dramatic and well… me… it seems as if there are very few people who I can relate to in books. That or I just haven’t looked hard enough. That is the main reason I love Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda because it was the first book that I felt that I could really relate to the characters.
4. “Robot-like” characters (Hardcore boyfriend/girlfriend)
Something that also triggers me is the “bad boy boyfriend or hardcore girlfriend” yes they are good looking but seriously most of the time they come off like hardcore assassin people who don’t care about other people’s feelings. It just gets me triggered because NOBODY IS LIKE THAT. PEOPLE HAVE FEELINGS THEY ARE NOT ROBOTS. Which is why I call them “robot-like characters” which are characters (girl/boy) that show NO SYMPATHY, NO EMOTIONS and are basically KILLING MACHINES!! It just gets me annoyed because I’ve never met a human being who is as cold-hearted as this. I’ve met my fair share of “cold-hearted people” and I can tell you that even they are not THIS level of cold hearted!!!
Also how can these robot-like characters end up getting the sweetest girlfriends/boyfriends??? If I was that cold-hearted everyone would distance themselves away from me which is a big reason as to why I try being as bubbly as possible.
Anyway, I hope you liked my little list as I said before these are MY OWN PERSONAL OPINIONS. Comment below your own book triggers/book pet peeves!!