Books that make you want to throw them at a wall
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Have you read any books that make you feel the same?
P.S. Don't worry- I would never actually throw my book....then I would have to get up and go get it.. XD
Not sure if I've had that reaction to a book I actually *enjoyed,* though. (Although, I have been known to exclaim out loud if a character is doing something I find frustrating.)
I tend to want to throw or punch book I dislike more so than ones I enjoy, though, it has happened. I just for the life of me can't think of an example.
Oh, and I also was surprised at how much I enjoyed Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. The last third, less so, but the awesome that was the first two thirds made up for that. : )
I had purchased it at a thrift store, and I turned a page in the middle of the book and found that the previous owner had squished a cricket in there.
When I read Glass Houses and got to the cliffy at the end I was really tempted to throw it at the wall. I hate cliffhangers, especially those that end in the middle of a scene. I really enjoyed the book but I remember how mad I was that I had to wait months for the next book to come out.
When I've gotten deeply into a book I love, I have the urge to do lots of things. The biggest thing I find myself wanting to do is hide if something awkward is happening or about to happen. :p
Oddly, I don't think I do this with books. Sometimes I have to force myself to stay on the page and not skip ahead. If that keeps happening, I know it's time to just jump to the last chapter and skim. Same thing if I avoid picking one up for a few days--I probably don't want to finish it...
Thing is, with books, you can run out of the room but the words are still waiting for you when you return. It's hard to hide from them!
While not YA. I did throw Dracula the UnDead, the "official" sequel to Dracula, at the wall.
It's usually a compliment. It means I really got into the book. :) I may have done it with Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian as well. (There seems to be a vampire pattern here.)
(This was NOT a normal occurrence, let me assure you. I always treat books with much love and care, and even the most rubbish ones I'll just sell or give away... but I think I just didn't want that book to exist anymore! :P)
Oh, and Twilight of course. Never actually threw it I think, but I definitely wanted to!
DH is entertained by my explosions of expletives. Trying to re-tone things now DD is about. So holy guacamole is acceptable. DH does then want an explanation as to why the expletive. DH has my copy of Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness, I wasn't quick enough to pick it up off the doorstep when amazon delivered it. His expletives are not suitable for young ears, have advised him that I don't want to know why, just hurry up and hand it over.
it's a daily battle between me and that book i like it and yet i'm not sure why and if i did enjoy it and it does my head in
it's so annyoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The only book I've ever been so disappointed in that I might have thrown it was Ready or Not by Meg Cabot; its precursor, All-American Girl, was so good that I braved it despite the back of the cover - it's all about the character's decision to sleep with her boyfriend or not - but I should've just left it alone.
For me its more like this: "YOU, YOU STUPID GIRL! GO KISS HIM, RIGHT NOW. NOW!!!" hahaha I often fantasize about what I "would have done"
The love interest is introduced on page 15, jerks the protagonist around until page 367, and then they finally get together and have a relationship for SIX FREAKING PAGES. Sorry, not interested in 350 pages of a girl pining for a boy with nothing else on her mind.
It's so frustrating: devouring a story, suffering with the characters, trying to figure out what's going on or what will happen next... just to realize... that you won't find out until the sequel is out. Or even worse: the book you're reading is #1 in a God-knows-how-many-books-long series. AAAAARRGHHH!!!!
Listen, I know series are rather popular at the moment, I've read a few myself, but please, for chrissake, show some respect and let us KNOW we're reading a series. Please.
Hm, one thing though...my favorite series is Vampire Academy. It sounds cheesy, but its packed full of adventure, fighting, and romance. I really enjoyed this series and plan on reading it a second time when I get the chance. It was just so emotional. The author did a wonderful job portraying the feelings that the main character was going through.
I almost threw City of Bones after I finished it. It had been a long time since I was so into a book that I felt like I could step through the pages and live with them.
53 LOL! like not being read tortures them. I think it does! First the dog chews them, then the silverfish find them...
FRENCH THE LLAMA I wanted to throw it against the wall so bad!! It was so boring!!
Besides a couple short passages that made me get through it, it was just blah blah blah blah blah. And the only other reason I even got through it was the fact that it's my MANDATORY summer reading book. UGH!
Don't read this book until your school makes you. FRENCH THE LLAMA, couldn't they have picked any other book?!
what a pile of crap, i love dracula and all that spin off stuff but twilight?
pah average teenage reading for oafs
Quite dissapointing, as Anne of Green Gables is one of my fav. books.
If my copy of Anne of Ingleside had not been from the library I would have thrown it across the room.
But it wasn't worth it.
I wanted to throw My Sister's Keeper at something, but I was at an outdoor cafe in Volterra, Italy, and I didn't want someone thinking, "Oh, look at the temperamental Americana."
Lastly, and more on-thread, I wanted to toss The Knife of Never Letting Go when he let the dog ____. (Fill in the blank so as not to be spoiler-y.)
My Sister's Keeper - I still can't forgive Picoult for that ending. I'll never read anything else by her - ever. Such a complete and utter cop out. Hate it.
>booklizard- I know! I won't read any more Picoult either. I wondered if she was wanting to be clever or did her editor make her do it? Interesting the movie took it the other way. But, yeah, I'm done as a with her as a reader.
Noooooo! Don't discount The Knife of Never Letting Go just because of the bit with the dog! It is one of the best YA novels I have ever read and is ultimately a hopeful book I think. The third book in the Chaos Walking trilogy; Monsters of Men has just won the Carnegie Medal for Children's Literature very deservedly in my opinion. I think you would be missing out if you don't read it.
73# Don't know what this bit with the dog is, but I'm hypersensitive to bits with dogs. I train dogs. Disgrace is a beautiful (and icky) nobel prize winner, but with that little bit with the dog at the end, I'll never like it!
74> I know what you mean. I'm still traumatized after reading It's Like This, Cat in middle school. If you change your mind about reading The Knife of Never Letting Go, let me know and I'll tell you about the dog bit - that way you might be a little desensitized. (I didn't want to read The Hunger Games because it sounded too much like Lord of the Flies meets Survivor, but I kept hearing about it so I finally broke down and read it and I'm glad I did!)
>cammykitty: probably a good idea to take BookLizard up on the offer if you do decide to read, someday. I would have liked some desensitizing, being a "a-dog-saved-my-life" kind of dog lover, myself.
78> If you don't like ambiguous endings either, you won't want to read Monsters of Men.
OT, but the mention of cliffhangers reminded me of the time I went to see one of the Star Wars movies with my brother. During one of the pivotal fight scenes, when one of the good guys got knocked over and was hanging onto a platform with one hand and the bad guy was about to finish him off, the theater lost power. There was a collective gasp when the screen went blank, then the alarm sounded and we had to evacuate the building. LOL. The timing was so perfect that you had to laugh.
The art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar ----- Seriously I get the paranormal kick but genies??? It's like a teenage aladdin. LEAVE it alone already.