Friday, April 10, 2015

Feature Friday: #VeryRealisticYA

This post from BookRiot absolutely killed me.  I've only included a few of the tweets here, so click over to BookRiot to see their full list of favorites:

From BookRiot:

This past weekend, at a little after 5 P.M. on Saturday night, John Hansen started musing about realistic YA characters. Frustrated with homework, he was wondering how YA characters out saving the world manage to even find the time. After suggesting his followers start tweeting out their own #VeryRealisticYA characters and stories, things quickly took off.
(Several) Authors... joined in the fun, while John left his trending hashtag to go work on an English paper. Which, as he said,was the truest example of #VeryRealisticYA.

Here are some of the best of the best from that hashtag. Enjoy!


  1. I love this! They all made me laugh -but hey, they are all very much true.

  2. Ha ha ha! This is awesome. These two are my faves:

    The survival of the world depends on girl learning to control her powers. Girl can’t. Everyone dies. #VeryRealisticYA — Pam of the Flatlands (@PamIsOkay)

    Boy discovers he’s half merman. Sorry, autocorrect. He discovers he’s half German. #VeryRealisticYA
    — Zoraida Córdova (@zlikeinzorro)

  3. Fun! This one was me as a teen: "Girl spends much of her free time blasting music in her room and reading. Sometimes snacking. She is quite content. #VeryRealisticYA — emily m. danforth (@emdanforth)" :-)

    1. Haha! That totally does describe a lot of teenagers, boys and girls alike. :)

  4. I love this tag so much, I especially loved the "half German" one, and of course the one where teenage girls snack and spend six hours on Buzzfeed :D I laughed out loud at so many of them. (Also, wouldn't it be strangely satisfying to read a book where the MCs just sit around and snack?)


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