Of course, this is NOT MEANT to demean reviewers. We appreciate you! <3 No personal insults will be allowed for this challenge -- this is about the books and the books only! Also, let it be noted that you should never make fun of reviews of your own work like this. It's just meant as an exercise for books you personally love to see how everyone gets bad reviews.
You can post your reply to the challenge in the comments or on your own blog, which I would then much like for you to link in the comments. I'll begin, using Goodreads!
Harold Bloom recommends this for "the carrion eaters of scholarship" and says: "Can 35 Million Book Buyers Be Wrong? Yes... The Harry Potter epiphenomenon will go on, doubtless for some time, as J. R. R. Tolkien did, and then wane."
I don't think Lord of the Rings ever really waned... and neither has Harry Potter. But thank you.
THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
Jana says: "I can’t believe that I bought a book that is so stupid, violent and written so plainly but of course written for vast masses so they can be touched by fake social awareness... Some people seriously are not up to be parents if they condone this book."
Okey-dokey then, sweetheart.
Keely says: "Lowry's book is a piece of nationalist propaganda... The only political system [their world] resembles is a school... She is another child of WWII and the Cold War who hasn't learned her lesson..." and continues on about propaganda and Fascism for many more paragraphs.
HAMLET by William Shakespeare
Erin says: "Hamlet is a whiny brat who should try shutting his mouth long enough to actually do something about his situation...!"
Hamlet is a beautifully imperfect character in his whiny glory. And he does actually do some stuff. Like kill people, and then die.
UNWIND by Neal Shusterman
Kate says: "This is, without a doubt, the worst book I've ever read, and I would not dream of encouraging young people to read it."
L-O-L. Whoops. Sorry, young people.
But before you go, a quick note -- registration for Ch1Con 2015 is now open! You can get early bird registration for a very nice low price right now, so get moving! We've announced three speakers so far with two more to come. The three announced are Ava Jae (upcoming author of BEYOND THE RED), Taryn Albright (aka the Girl with the Green Pen), and KAT ZHANG!!!! (bestselling author of The Hybrid Chronicles!!!) It's splendidtacular and if you are a writer from mid school to undergrad level, you are super welcome! <3 <3
So yeah. That's it! <3 you guys!
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