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Ever been recommended a popular book and hated it?

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Re: Ever been recommended a popular book and hated it?

Post Number:#91 by Rizbi
» 12 Aug 2015, 12:25

Yep, all the time. The most recent is the Divergent Series. Friends assume that I will like it, since I like Hunger Games. Unfortunately, I hated it.
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Re: Ever been recommended a popular book and hated it?

Post Number:#92 by breeeeeanna
» 28 Nov 2015, 17:59

hvergaetira wrote:I didn't like Divergent very much. Interesting premise, but I felt the characters were flat. Just my opinion. I did enjoy The Hunger Games, though.


This is interesting because I was about to post the exact opposite opinion when I saw this reply. I rather enjoyed the Divergent series, but could not find the draw in the Hunger Games series. I didn't like the idea of games, I didn't like the characters- I found it all to be rather annoying. I got through the first two books and couldn't bring myself to pick up the third book. With Divergent though, I could not put the books down. So it's interesting to see that varied opinion.
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Re: Ever been recommended a popular book and hated it?

Post Number:#93 by zumanajim
» 28 Nov 2015, 20:21

all the time my best friend is obssesd with mushy romance books and i tried one and it was to ............................ unrealistic and too mushy for me!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Ever been recommended a popular book and hated it?

Post Number:#94 by CrescentMoon
» 02 Dec 2015, 01:15

Absolutely. The Twilight series. I first read them in high school when it was first starting to get popular and all my girl friends were so hung up on Edward and the story in general. I just didn't get it, everything was so cliche and boring to me. And then the movies came out and people would just not stop talking about it. It never made sense to me.
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Re: Ever been recommended a popular book and hated it?

Post Number:#95 by B3cca 3ll3r
» 02 Dec 2015, 01:24

Yes! Eat, Pray, Love, does everybody remember when that was the most popular book ever? All the ladies I knew were reading that and telling me I had to too. I am not sure what it was in that book that made so many women loose their minds and have life changing thoughts but I didn't get it even a little. The Scarlet Letter. It just wasn't my flavor. Anna Karennina, I don't know why but by the end of the book I hated every character and couldn't even look at the book for years.
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Re: Ever been recommended a popular book and hated it?

Post Number:#96 by Spontaneo
» 08 Sep 2017, 10:15

Definitely yes... Battlefield of the Mind, by Joyce Meyer.
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Re: Ever been recommended a popular book and hated it?

Post Number:#97 by IanYanny
» 19 Sep 2017, 05:58

CrescentMoon wrote:Absolutely. The Twilight series. I first read them in high school when it was first starting to get popular and all my girl friends were so hung up on Edward and the story in general. I just didn't get it, everything was so cliche and boring to me. And then the movies came out and people would just not stop talking about it. It never made sense to me.


YES! I am not alone. I read the whole series and like you, I also found it cliche and boring. Sadly, my boyfriend is a fan. So. There is that.
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