Comments: 3
Degrees of Affection 6 years ago
Sorry this one didn't rise above the cliches of its genre. Those are some of the reasons I by and large steer clear of New Adult books.
This book really fooled me because while it was cliched to some degrees in the beginning, I didn't think it'd do what it did more in the latter point of the story. It just went downhill from there because of what it dumped in the reader's lap. I really hated the presentation of it. In a better narrative, it probably would've been more meaningful, but it just came across as cheap and manipulative.
Degrees of Affection 6 years ago
I've talked with several people who have noticed that more and more. That writing and media in general has gotten lazy and is using what I term emotional shortcuts. Just using certain cliches will easily bring the drama, emotional response, etc. they want. Unless you're so tired of it you merely feel manipulated, of course.