“Oh. So you like tfios? C’mon, that’s like so typical. Seriously?”
So I was having a discussion with someone the other day about books, when the topic of hyped books and my fandoms came up. I proceeded to list The Fault in Our Stars as one of them, and to that I was given the above response.
That brings me to the topic: Does liking a book everyone else loves make one ‘typical’ and ‘ordinary’
Giving it some thought; if a book is hyped, then it’s hyped for a reason. If everyone is going on and raving about the book, then there must be something about that books which makes it so popular. There must be a reason why the majority of people love it, why they cried, why they spend so much time writing fanfics for it.
On the other hand, if the book and you didn’t get along, it’s okay. No one is forcing you to like a book, and everyone has their opinions. It’s natural for everyone to think differently.
But the point comes here, is when liking hyped books makes you ‘ordinary’ If I am one of the 400 million Potterheads across the world, I loved those books for a reason and 400 million people across the world have loved HP and those books hold different memories, autographs, childhoods for each of ’em.
The only thing I want to say, is that it doesn’t matter which book you love. It doesn’t matter if it has a raging active fanbase across the net or whether it is a rare gem which you found at the bookstore or the library. What does matter, is what that book means to you, and that’s what counts.