Why Your Favorite YA Couples Aren’t As Perfect As We Make ’em Out to Be

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We’ve got an angry riot on our hands, we just know it; pretty much inevitable when you’re dealing with opinions on YA book faves. But before you get all bent out of shape, thinking that we’re hating on the top teen reads, hear us out! With Valentine’s Day in full swing, we wanted to dig a little deeper into some of the most-talked-about fictional love interests. As perfect as they all may seem, and as wonderful as they all are — pshh, the male leads are all better than the guys we know in real life — they do have their flaws. And that’s what we’re here to discuss today.

WARNING: Some spoilers ahead!

Hermione & Ron — Harry Potter
Hey, J.K. Rowling says Hermione should’ve ended up with Harry, so there’s that.
And anyone else notice what a wimp Ron is next to his love?

Wikia (Harry Potter)

Wikia (Harry Potter)

Katniss & Peeta — The Hunger Games
As Team Peeta as we are, and as sweet of a guy as he is, he brings nothing to the table throughout the Games other than the ability to hold Katniss back. Get up and kill people, darnit!

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Perez Hilton

Clary & Jace — The Mortal Instruments
Even disregarding the whole loving each other even though they’re ‘brother & sister’ debacle, he ends up with fire inside of him, so he occasionally burns her when they touch!



Tris & Four — Divergent
She’s self-sacrificing (as evidenced in Allegiant); it was never gonna work between them.

Wikia (Divergent)

Wikia (Divergent)

Rose & Dimitri — Vampire Academy
Well, there’s the age difference to consider, plus he’s her instructor.
And they’re both originally meant to protect her royal bestie, so…

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Hazel & Gus — The Fault in Our Stars
There’s an expiration date on their forever. Way to make us fall in love only to take it away,
John Green. (JK, we love everything about this book.)

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Wanda & Ian — The Host
They fell in love when she was in someone else’s body.
You had to feel bad for them because you knew it couldn’t last. At least that way.

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Bella & Edward — Twilight
So. Freaking. Clingy. They’re actually the epitome of everything you DON’T want in a relationship

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  • Jen

    “Get up and kill people!”

    Brutus ring a bell? Anyone? How about that District 8 girl? Sure, it was out of pity, but meh… Pushing Cato down the Cornucopia? No? Doesn’t ring a bell?

    And you say he didn’t kill anyone. *huffs*

  • christian

    I think all of these characters are great together!

  • amiira

    i love she single becond she is the best single and movie

  • jasmin

    i your guys movie catching fire and the hunger games too i love your reading your guys books because they are about fighting killing each other and winingtoo

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  • Shelby

    Not all relationships are perfect. That’s what these books/T.V shows are showing and just jhdsfjdgs No

  • Anonymous

    I think the point of TFIOS is just THAT, they each gave each other forever in a small amount of time. As Hazel Grace stated, “he gave me a forever within a number days, and I can’t tell you how thankful I am for a little infinity.”

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  • Megan

    If all of these love stories were perfect no one would love them. Because of the flaws and the mistakes they made they became well rounded great movies and books. Not everything need to be perfect for it to be good…

    • Miranda

      Very well stated

  • Simone

    “Get up and kill people”
    … You totally missed what The Hunger Games was about..

    • Megan

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Claire

      Totally! Team Peeta!!!

  • Sammy

    OMG! I love every single one of these books and movies!