Thursday, April 11, 2013

That Awkward Thursday (4) Break-ups are Awkward, Even in Books

That Awkward Thursday is a feature hosted by Wholly Books where it's not only okay but encouraged to share your awkward moments!

That awkward moment you realize the guy you ship has no chance of getting the girl...

In YA books, love triangles have become common place. More often than not a YA book will have a love triangle, and it becomes infinitely more likely to occur if the book is part of a series. It may not happen in the first book but I promise you chances are it will happen.  This forces you to choose which guy you want the girl to end up with. You then begin "shipping" a guy and hope that your guy gets the girl. Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn't. Sometimes you have no idea who the girl will choose until the very end, sometimes you see it coming from a mile away. Either way, you get attached to the guy. You love him as if he was a real, person standing next to you. And when he doesn't get the girl, when your guy is on the losing end of the love triangle, it can be devastating. 

It is my experience that the worst to swallow comes from fake love triangles. You know the kind I'm talking about. The girl is faced with this impossible choice; two great guys that love her and that she loves. Only, there is never really a choice. You know who the girl will choose way before she actually makes the choice. Of course, you hope and wish but you know that's all it is; hope. You watch the guy pour his heart out to the girl. He puts it all out there but since most times the book is written from the girl's perspectative you know that what she feels for your guy is not the same as what she feels for the other guy. While she may care about your guy, he's not "the one" and you both know it. 

This has happened to me more than once. (Spoiler for anyone that hasn't read the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead) The one that I took the hardest was the Rose/Adrian/Dimitri love triangle in Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I mean I LOVED Adrian. Loved, loved, loved him. I honestly don't know how or why Rose would pick Dimitri over Adrian. He's sexy and funny with just the right amount of arrogance. My Adrian...(swoon). Throughout the entire series I was forced to watch Rose use Adrian and string him along. Don't get me wrong Rose did care for Adrian and it wasn't entirely her fault or anything but there were times she used him and used his affection for her to her advantage. Everyone knew that Dimitri was Rose's true love but still us Adrian shippers held out hope and was completely crushed in that moment we realized that Rose would not be choosing Adrian. Of course, we  (the readers) know what's going to happen before it happens. This one, in particular, was worse because we saw Rose's infidelity and knew that this relationship would only end one way; heartbreak, for both us and Adrian. And we had a front row seat to watch one of those awkward break-ups.

Yes, I went on a very long rant about how my poor Adrian had his heartbroken. BUT this is the Bloodlines series and maybe, just maybe, my Adrian can find his true love in that series. *fingers crossed*

So yeah, break-ups are awkward even in books....

Tell me about your awkward moment!!

1 comment:

  1. That's ok I went on a rant on mine about a different character, but I agree Adrian shouldn't have been strung along like that. Rose was a terrible gf to him. I liked Dimitri though (don't hurt me!) lol. I think because I got attached to him emotionally first.


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