Most of the reviews that I write for MYL are non-spoilery. I never give away the ending, and thus, I often never get a chance to really talk about some of the questions I have at the end of books or between a series. And sometimes, those questions haunt me for a really long time.
Inspired by TVLine’s 20 Questions/Burning Questions series, “Why, Eh?” is my new, sporadic discussion series about YA books. Questions will range from speculation on future plots of series, to analysis of writing, plot, and world-building to…basically anything I can’t get out of my head!
Warning: this series is inherently spoiler-y – feel free to skip the books you haven’t read.
Ready? Let’s go!
Just One Day by Gayle Forman: So realistically, even if Allyson and Willem figure out that they are both stained for each other, how can they really be together? Willem is now a rising star in Amsterdam, and Allyson is definitely not going to give up her education for him (at least, I hope not). Will he move to New York to become a struggling actor? Will she visit him on weekends? Will they just Skype everyday?
Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand: Does anyone else feel like Tucker becoming a “prophet” was a bit of an easy way out in order to ensure that Clara and Tucker get to live together until they die? It’s not like they wouldn’t have had about 80+ years together anyway – probably more considering that Tucker is so active – he’d probably live until a hundred anyway. Clara’s mom got along without Michael for AGES. #justsayin
Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter: I know there’s a Gallagher Academy, and there’s a Blackthorne, but isn’t there somewhere for boys to train that isn’t so…scary? There must be a boys’ version of Gallagher, right? For that matter, why isn’t there a co-ed version of Gallagher? Is the opposite sex that much of a distraction? We’ve already seen that girls and boys will find each other no matter what. Why not just make a co-ed school? Is that how United We Spy is going to end?