Sometimes picking a book to read next can be difficult. Whether you love reading or not, it's something every reader experiences at some point. There are several places people go when looking for a new book. Maybe it's as simple as reading the book jacket or asking a librarian for a recommendation.
Often, however, we like to check other people's reviews. We like to see how many 5-star reviews a book has gotten. This is why it can be baffling when we pick up a book that's had a lot of hype and positive reviews and we end up...hating it. Some of the most popular books, with the best reviews, also have some of the harshest critics.
So, this month we'd like to invite you to decide for yourself. We will have popular books accompanied by their one-star review in the library. Read for yourself and determine if the book was worth the hype.
These YA books are among some of the most popular. They also have had some that didn't think they were worth the hype. Why don't you give a read and see which side you agree with. Annotations include their one-star reviews from Amazon and Goodreads.