This isn't a discussion so much as a survey (but feel free to chat too!). I'm working on a fun post, but I need your help: what are your favorite AND least favorite tropes in YA books? These can be plot points, character traits, or just descriptions. Here are a few of the ones I came up with, but please please please share your own as well! I'm looking to make a big list.
- Hidden royalty
- "Secret" family (think Mortal Instruments and all its "you're brother & sister...JK!")
- Dead parent
- Mentioning eye color
- Being clumsy
- Biting lips
- Unisex names
- Character with many names (Jonathan "Jace Wayland" Lightwood Herondale)
- "Not like other girls"
Please let me know in the comments, and feel free to share why you love or hate certain tropes!