For example, now it seems like all the YA dystopian books are being compared to the Hunger Games. When the trailer for the Maze Runner adaption was released, a lot of people who haven’t read the books kept saying how much it looked like a “rip-off” of the Hunger Games. The other day, one of my teachers told our class she was hesitant to watch the Divergent adaption because it “seemed exactly like the Hunger Games”. The part that really pisses me off is that most of the people who say those kinds of things have NEVER read the book they are comparing. Heck, my teacher hasn’t even read The Hunger Games. They haven’t read the book(s) and yet they feel like they can judge the it because it “sounds the same”. That’s just… wrong. The worst part is that they are intentionally putting down books when they are comparing it to other. And it gets worse. Sort of – it depends on how you feel. Personally, I think it gets worse because the books they are putting down, The Maze Runner and Divergent, are some of my favorites, and I enjoyed reading them more than The Hunger Games.
The ignorance just really makes me upset. I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but would it kill them to read both books (or watch both movies) before comparing them? That way it’ll be fair. It’s one thing to feel the way after checking both books (or movies) out, it’s another totally different thing if you really have no idea what you’re talking about and are just making assumptions.