Topic: What YA book do you love that most people hate?
Hellooo! I see that there's been no recent posts, so I just wanted to get something started.
I like The Selection series by Kiera Cass. Many have called in juvenile. It's criticized for being character-driven, and the lead protagonist infuriates many for flip-flopping between two young men because she's in a love triangle. The writing certainly isn't praised since it's rather vague. The second book was seen as unnecessary and the ending to the third book came off as very sudden with so many conveniences it felt forced, according to critical readers. Technically speaking, the story did not call for a trilogy, which was a clear cash-grab. It could have been completed as a single, 500 paged book.
I can certainly see their viewpoints, and I don't disagree at all. I read the book expecting to be able to laugh at it since everyone I knew said it was one of the worst books they had read. Instead, I found the series to be one of the cutest, funny romance stories I've come across, and considering I finished it only a week ago (as opposed to 5 years ago), I know I'm going to love it for a long time.
So, what Young Adult book do you love that most people seem to hate? Or something people may sneer at as juvenile or amateur? is there something that you should technically dislike if you judge it by your own critical standards, but you like it anyway?