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10 of Our Biggest Pet Peeves in Literature

What ticks us off.

Whenever you spend a lot of time doing something you love, you’re bound to come across a few things that just bother you. Vacationing, for instance, is wonderful. But you also have to wait on security at the airport. Not fun. Food is also great. But you have to pay for it. Not fun.

 

Reading, as we all can agree, is a wonderful pastime. But there are just some things in books that tick me off a little bit. Here are ten of those things.

 

1. When you spend a chapter watching somebody walk from point A to point B.

 

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2. When two characters fall in love just because one is a boy and one is a girl but they have nothing in common.

 

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3. When there’s a group of boys with one girl because there would realistically be at least two girls.

 

 

4. When the main character is an orphan just cause.

 

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5. When the plot advances a millimeter in fifteen pages because we’ve heard the speaker’s every thought.

 

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6. When there are no jokes and everything is just very grim.

 

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7. When the writer is being edgy and writes in the second person (Besides you, Italo Calvino in If on a winter’s night a traveler. You can do no wrong.)

 

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8. When there are jokes but they’re puns.

 

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9. When the speaker describes how they look.

 

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10. When the main character is attractive.

 

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