I know we always say, “You’re never too old for young adult books!” And to a certain extent, I still believe that to be true. However, I feel like there are some things I might be too old for. I think it’s a combination of me being too old, and thus “so over it”, and just partly my personality.
Even when I was a young adult in high school, I was never a party girl. I was never a mean girl. I didn’t even really know any mean girls. I think I was pretty mature for my age, but my high school was also pretty civilized. So when I encounter those things in YA, I just roll my eyes.
Drama & mean girls
I read about mean girls, bitches, backstabbers, queen bees, etc. and it just feels so exhausting. I want to smack those girls and get them to realize how freaking stupid they’re being. I can’t even bring myself to read about these things because I’m just so tired of it and fed up. How can people act like that? It’s NOT cool, it’s NOT fun. It’s just lame. And since I feel those things, I can’t enjoy those books at all.
Then I read the books about partying. There are high school girls falling over drunk, puking outside windows late at night, drinking vodka the next morning, smoking cigarettes (ew), missing class to party, etc.
I’m not staying students shouldn’t party. But when I see them throwing up all over the place and falling over drunk, I again roll my eyes. Is this fun? Am I supposed to like reading about this? Maybe some people do like it—I don’t know. I was never a party girl and I’m still not. So when I read about partying, all I can think is, “Stupid kids…”
Even though I was never into that lifestyle, I still feel like I’m “so over it”. Maybe it’s just because I can’t relate at all.