Hunger games has a lot more excitement and exhilaration
"So, what boy troubles do YOU have, Carrie? I guess you don't have to worry, i mean it's not like you have a crush on anybody to worry about. Or, hold on, DO you have a crush on anyone??"
This might turn into a speech, so somebody stop me.
When I was younger, I swore to myself I would never read adult or teen books because they all seemed so boring. Romance, politics, dieting routines? Not everyone's cup of tea, and not mine. However, I found that not every book that wasn't a kid book was a history textbook or Twilight. There are many good teen and adult books (though teen ones are harder to find) and I would have missed out on them if I didn't change my way of thinking.
Before I move on--it's okay to read kid books. I just finished Howl's Moving Castle last night. It shouldn't matter what genre or age group you're reading (I mean, don't give an elementary schooler Interview with a Vampire--use discernment) because if it's a good book and helped you grow as a person in whatever way or form, it shouldn't matter who the demographic is. I myself used to get embarrassed reading books for kids, but I got over it because it wasn't important what other people thought of me. I'm not giving up Sisters Grimm for a bunch of teenagers who think Divergent is God's gift to man. And if they make fun of you, you can always use Plato's moral criticism or Aristotle's dramatic construction criticism to defend your book choice. (Did it have a moral lesson? Was the story well-constructed with interesting characters, creative word choice, etc.? Shabam. The book you are reading is worthwhile, and they probably can't say that about their vampire fluff. Remember, every story can teach you something, and if it can, it's not useless.)
Back to teen books now. I completely agree. I tend to steer clear of that genre because of the inappropriate content and cliche plots. My personal thought on a lot of teen books is that they support ideas such as doing whatever you like, having ########### before marriage, rebelling against rules put in place for your wellbeing, and many other subjects that I believe are wrong and influence teens negatively. Plus, many of the stories are just poorly constructed. Half the time I try to read teen books, I can't even get through them.
Not all are bad, though. Among the sandbox of young adult "literature" are some wonderful little gems that I have thoroughly enjoyed or are on my to-read list.Don't be so quick to dismiss teen books, I guess, because you may miss out on some good ones.
At the end, it's up to you. Sometimes I find children's books to be written painfully simply, while other times young adult novels are bland and boring. You just pick whatever interests you and put it down if the content makes you uncomfortable. Hope you find something you like and feel free to ask for recommendations. c: