Hilariously Bad Books

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Hilariously Bad Books

Books that are so bad that they're goowell, no. They're still pretty bad. But at least they're entertaining.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The critically acclaimed novel that brought about the resurgence of vampiresbut not in the killer, neck-biting way like in the '90s. This is more in an angsty, hormonal teenager, sparkly kind of way. You read that right: sparkling vampires. Twilight introduces us to Isabella Swan, a boring downer who decides her home life isn't gloomy enough and instead of going through a Green Day phase like the rest of us, moves to Forks, Washington (yes that's actually a real place), to live with her father. Soon after Bella finds herself drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale boy with a dark secret (spoiler alert: he's a vampire) who hides his undying attraction to Bella by appearing utterly repulsed by her. Read along as Edward stalks and emotionally manipulates Bella until she falls into what teenagers think love is.  

A Deeper Love Inside by Sister Souljah 
Fans of The Coldest Winter Ever have waited years for Sister Souljah's follow-up to the '90s noveland if they can manage to drag themselves through the minutia that is little sister Porche's story, then they can see what's been up with the characters they actually care about. In an absolutely not-ridiculous tale, Porche, daughter of a big-time drug dealer who's currently incarcerated, fights to get back the not-completely-unfeasible family life she grew up with. Porche is serving an eight-year sentence in a juvenile facility but her wits, charm and streets smarts allow her to escape the facility, begin her fight to get her family back, and somehow the fact that she is only 10 years old is in no way at all a hindrance. Yes, this is completely possible: a 10-year-old is perfectly capable of all these things. What 10-year-old from a very wealthy background hasn't plotted a successful prison escape, evaded the law, cooked and cleaned for themselves and started a new life without the support or guidance of any of their family? A totally relatable classic tale with sprinkles of the characters you actually came for scattered throughout just enough to sucker you into finishing up the next chapter.

50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Fan fiction from the literary powerhouse that was Twilight (that was sarcasm in case you missed it), 50 Shades of Grey tells a story of romance, seduction and possessive stalking passed off as love, hot enough to make bored soccer moms across the country melt out of their yoga pants. Meet Anastasia Steele, a mousy klutz who inexplicably attracts the attention of Christian Grey, an eccentric (read: weird and clingy) gazillionaire with dark (read: slightly above milquetoast) interests. Despite her initial hesitation, Christian relentlessly pursues Anastasia until he finally makes her relentahemI mean, until she decides to explore her boundaries. If you're too old for Twilight but would still like to read a horribly skewed and dangerous idea of "courting" someone, this is the book for you. 

This book is intended for maturebut boredaudiences.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Would you like to read The Hunger Games, but, like, not really read the Hunger Games? Then this book is for you. Meet Tris, an insufferable teenager with a goofy name living in a dystopian future where everyone is divided into factions
wait... Are we sure this isn't The Hunger Games? Anyway, once Tris comes of age, she'll take an aptitude test to determine which faction she belongs to, but it doesn't matter because she can just decide which faction she wants to join. Introduce love interest, have them take down an unbelievably powerful government agency and then ride off on a train towards an uncertain future... Seriously, guys, is this not The Hunger Games?  

A Cure for Night by Justin Peacock
Do you want to learn more about the gritty, underbelly of the justice system in a highly urban area through the eyes of someone who has never met a person of color? Well, now you can. Joel Deveraux, a disgraced lawyer, finds himself in the Brooklyn Defenders office after a series of unfortunate events. Follow Deveraux as he learns the truth about how the justice system treats minorities through '70s caricatures and blatant stereotypes that you were sure were no longer socially acceptable. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you wondering, "Is he allowed to say that?" over and over again.