If there’s one thing we love here at eNotes it’s literature. We also love wit, and the latest trending hashtag combined both.
Last week #VeryRealisticYA began trending and the results were nothing short of hilarious and harshly truthful. The YA (young-adult) fiction genre is alluring and entertaining for many audiences, but can be melodramatic and oftentimes unrealistic. The hashtag participators sought to bring light and realism to the genre. There’s nothing quite as postmodern as the ironic, honest words of the Twitterverse.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Broody bad boy says something sexist to quiet, bookish girl. Girl puts him in his place. They never go out ever. #VeryRealisticYA— Gabe (he/him) (@thegabecole) March 29, 2015
On his 15th birthday, a young man smokes cigarettes and realizes no one really gets The Smiths the way he does. #VeryRealisticYA— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) March 29, 2015
Boy goes to wizard school. Incurs crushing debt; graduates; wizard job market is terrible. Does nothing with wizard degree. #VeryRealisticYA— Jeff Zentner (@jeffzentner) March 29, 2015
Girl gets a note reading "I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER". She's relieved someone is finally reading her tumblr. #VeryRealisticYA— Jenny Lawson (@TheBloggess) March 29, 2015
Boy steals camera. Makes film to impress girl. Creates modern German cinema. #VeryRealisticYA— Werner Twertzog (@WernerTwertzog) March 29, 2015
Rebel teens get decent jobs maintaining Dystopian System, decide that it's not so bad after all. #VeryRealisticYA— Nick Disband the Police Mamatas 🤼♂️🏴 (@NMamatas) March 29, 2015
Girl of unearthly beauty shows up. Her dark secret? She spends a fortune on moisturizer. #VeryRealisticYA— Christina Ladd (@OLaddieGirl) March 30, 2015
guy playing human wizard rolls a 1 for his skill check while asking out girl playing elvish archer in-game #VeryRealisticYA— todd dillard (@toddedillard) March 30, 2015