Hi folks. Usually my girl Glass is here with you to post about Bookish Problems but this time you're stuck with me.
Some of you may know that NA is one of the genres that is a big no-no for me and I decided to tell you why. As you can see from the title it's all about cliches and here are some of them.
1. Angel and devil (in disguise)
So you know how the story goes. We have an innocent, nerd and perfect girl aka angel and a player and bad-boy aka devil type of characters here. Out of all NA books I have read maybe two were different, but that's it. This wouldn't be such a problem if it didn't happen so often. Basically girl is in need of saving and look she manages to ruin guy's devil disguise and of course he is an angel too.
2. Dark and disturbing past
Another ingredient for a perfect NA story, many might think. I usually really love books that deal with some issues and traumatic things but it's not like you don't guess what's going on before it happens. It sometimes is really serious and tough issue but the problem is that they always make it perfect and not nearly hard to deal with. You know a guy can always fix everything.
3. Rich guys
Oh yes! Somehow all guys in these stories are extremely rich and drive such amazing cars. It's not that I have something against rich people, but it's rather stereotypical. Girls, put on your big girls pants, find a job and take care of yourselves. Sure all couples should be in this together, but it ain't one way street.
Adding drama to the story is not such a bad thing, especially when it's unpredictable as it really moves the plot in different directions. But adding more and more drama for no reason at all is just another reason to annoy the hell out of me. Like everything there should be a balance.
The last thing I'll put on my list is another thing that almost always appear in NA stories. Old good insta-love. When you start reading a NA story chances that the first two characters (male and female) will end up being in love. You don't have to read the blurb. Well, it's not predictable. Not at all.
What do you think? Do you find some other cliches that annoy you? If yes, please share! Also if by any chance you know of a NA book that hasn't got these things, I'd love to hear about them!