Sunday, November 25, 2012
Downright Discussion: Love Triangles
So, onto the love triangle thing.
Here's my deal with love triangles: they don't bother me. I'm fine with books that have either love triangles or one love interest. Here's the other thing: I actually LOVE love triangles. Does that make any sense? Most people hate love triangles, because they don't like it when their favorite boy or girl doesn't get the main character. I feel like I need someone to root for. It's just part of the whole reading experience for me. I also like getting to know all of the love triangle characters and really deciding which one I'm going to root for. I don't mind who the character ends up with, as long as they have a legitimate reason as to why they chose who they did.
My example for this: The Hunger Games. I was originally rooting for Gale and I felt that he shouldn't have just up and run away like he did. After I thought about it for a while, I decided that Peeta was the right choice, and I now root for Peeta instead of Gale.
My other example is the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie. I'm rooting for Ky, but I'm not entirely sure who Cassia is going to end up with because I feel as if Ms. Condie has given each character really good reasons to end up with Cassia.
Anyway, love triangles don't bother me because as I said before, they make the reading experience even better for me. What are your thoughts on love triangles? Leave your thoughts in the comments!