Bookish Book Times Discussion: Book Stereotypes?


It’s here, WOOHOO! As you might already be able to tell, I have been loving these discussions, it’s so fun to be able to write them as well as to be able to hear your responses.

Some book characters are stereotypical. And  I say all this with as much honesty and truth they I can muster up because I do not want to lie to any of you. And I do not say this in a hurtful way to any writers because any writer who manages to get their book published to me is amazing. It’s incredible to be able to write a full book, nonetheless be able to finish a full book and be able to get it published. Authors are basically superheroes to be able to do all this and still manage to live a functioning life.

But sometimes, just sometimes, authors can unknowingly fall into the “sequence hole” they every other blogger has fallen into. This “sequence hole” is basically my explanation to when every author manages to continue the cycle of characters that are basically robots, just being replayed into new books.

Usually, there are two main parts in some books which portray these stereotypical parts, and I’ll be glad to explain these characters to you.

The Cheerleader: Is Rich, probably with blonde hair.

This character is usually rich and is just a full blown brat, and wears -I hate this word, so excuse my language please- slutty clothing. I also hate how they’re characterized as slutty. They’re as normal as any regular person, except for the fact that they think that the world revolves around them. Authors give these characters a “slutty” personality, which I find so rude because all cheerleaders don’t deserve to be pinned with these personality traits.

The Jock: Usually abnormally handsome, and plays football.

The jock is usually the guy who’s “supposed” to date the popular girl and plays football. Personally, I don’t see what’s so good about football making all guys have to play it. It’s just like any other sport, but some books make it so that it’s superior to all others, to the supposed popular jock must play it.

All in all, I absolutely dislike these stereotypes.

It’s not fair that in books the two main characters have to be characterized like this, just because it’s not realistic! Book’s don’t have to be handsome, but it’s just the fact that nobody’s like this, nobody has these exact characteristics, and if they do that’s fine but I don’t think that it should be stressed for the character to be exactly like this, or just be completely the opposite.

Characters should be unique in books, it should be the place where they should be someone you could never be, or just a character that you’d think would be good to have as a person. Basically, books shouldn’t be stereotypical.

“OMG, that book is so stereotypical, I’ve literally books like it EVERYWHERE.” – Marianne.

I hate when people have to say that because some books aren’t unique. Authors are able to put the effort into to write a full book, and to make it personalized so the book is theirs. But really, what difference does it make if the book is basically a twin of all the others?


And I am going to leave it off at that question.

Do you like book stereotypes? Do you think that authors should take books down their own ideas and paths? Do you like me, hate these two main stereotypical characters in most romance stories? Tell me what you think in the comments below.

Until next time..

Miss Dino, The Dinosaur Enthusiast.



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