I wanted to ask a question. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were in a book. If someone out there was reading what you were going through. Well I have and I think it’s really cool until you think what the book is going to be about. Like my life, it’s not interesting. AT ALL. So what could an author write about it. So I though, thought, thought and thought and came up with the perfect synopsis.
THE LOST NOTEBOOK
Aditi was known to be the perfect girl, always careful, always safe. She was a perfect daughter, sister and the perfect friend. But that was all before that one fateful day. Everything’s perfect until Aditi realizes that she has lost her notebook…..one week before the exam. What follows is a series of difficulties as Aditi goes on a quest around her house to look for her notebook.
What People have to say about the Lost Notebook –
“This book is the most thrilling book I have ever read! All the character were so relatable.” – Aditi, Author of the book.
“Honestly, I loved the character of Aditi’s Mom. I could relate to her so much. Aditi is a bad daughter and her mother did the right thing by not helping her. Otherwise how will children learn.” – Aditi’s Mom, Author of How to train your Daughter and How to punish your Children.
“This book is a master-piece. It’s a short book so you can read it and then you can throw it out of the window when you realize that you just wasted your well earned money on something this bad.” – Aditi’s Dad, Author of My life, A One Man Army and Aditi’s biggest critique.
And this book could actually be written because this is the only interesting thing that could happen in my life.
Now that we have talked about my “autobiography” let’s have a real talk. After reading some books I have realized that books miss out on SO MANYYYY things which take place in our real life. And now I know what you’re going to say that “ugh…Aditi if authors would include all of these details, no one would read the book.” I know no one would read it but these small details would make the book more realistic Ok (for me at least)
But here are the things I want to be included in books.
Side note – I’m not saying that none of the books out there have these details but most of the books I have read never have any of these.
• SCHOOL – This is the most important one. How can you be my age and still not care about school. Like authors mention that these characters go to school but I can’t understand that how can you not go to school for so many days (without your attendance going low) and still pass that class. Like tell me your secret. I’m here sitting like “Ok I have exams in January, then I have another set of exams in February and then I have my Finals in March”. Like HOW?
• WASHROOM – I agree with you guys that this is a very stupid point and no one wants to read any character going to the washroom but do book characters ever go to washroom or does their body function differently from ours. Because I have never seen you mention going to the washroom.
This would be me during Hunger Games.
“Let the 75th Hunger Games begin! And may the odds….wait we’re missing someone.”
“Oh yeah, that’s Aditi. She went to the washroom.”
“But didn’t she go 5 minutes back?”
“Yeah, but she wasn’t sure.”
“Well you know, 1 month in the wild…you have to be sure.We don’t have washrooms in their.“
• PERIODS – So, girls get periods and most of the YA Fantasy novels I have read have never mentioned it. But how did Katniss and all the other girls survive the Hunger Games or since they were in the future, did they not get their periods. I mean HOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW???!
You mean to tell me that all these girls fought tirelessly for like 3000 pages and periods were never mentioned. I mean talking about periods in dystopian novels will also you know motivate us when we’re having cramps that “Oh Katniss, Hermione, Annabeth and all other girls survived these cramps while also saving the whole freaking world!”
• FEAR – I don’t know how to explain this point but you must have come across at least one book in your life in which the main character hears something or finds something scary or dangerous, they feel that it is their duty to find out its meaning.
But I can’t imagine myself ever following anything dangerous. Seriously though, how many of you would wake up to see who made that noise when you’re in your bed in the middle of the night?
If I ever hear some noise or see something mysterious, these would be my exact thoughts-
“I’m sure someone else can find out more about it.”
“What was that noise? Is it burglars? Ok, I’ll just pretend I’m sleeping.”
“What is it? Oh, I am sorry I don’t see it”
“Should I slowly reach for my phone and call Mom?”
“What if they shoot me?”
Friend – Don’t make any noise.
Me – *Drops something on the floor* *Doesn’t pay attention and bumps into her friend*
Friend – Shhh
Me – Ok. *Suddenly feels like she’s about to sneeze* *Sneezes*
Killer – *Fires two bullets*
And I die.
And my friend also dies.
Because of me.
Guess you should never go on “some-super-secret-mysterious” expedition with me.
This is why I can never be like book characters.
But whatever it is, I love books. And in no way am I trying to hate on them. After all we all read books to escape reality. I might write a part two for this post because there are a lot of things I find missing in books.
Do you feel the same as I do about these topics? Or you have a different opinion? Is there anything else you feel is not present in books? Or something which should NOT be in books? Tell meeeeee!!