So I had this epiphany fairly recently that I may just absolutely lose my shit if I come across any more irredeemable love interests in the YA I read.  We’re talking full on, fecal-flinging madness here.  And if I pissed and moaned about it every time I came across it even my sieve hole of a brain would remember that repetition.

Here’s my remedy: I’m going to make individual posts, with the help of some of my lady YAckers to fill in the gaps of douchiness that I haven’t read, highlighting a shitty YA boy toy.  Edward Cullen, Jacob Black, Patch, Ash AND SO MANY MORE that I don’t have the mental capacity to remember them all at the moment.

I’m going to make this one sporadic just to mix it up.  I already have a lot of regular reoccurring posts, mainly because I’m a creature of habit and, well, my memory blows, if I haven’t mentioned that already.  So keep your eye out.

What will these posts consist of?  The name of said shitty YA boy toy of the moment, the book from whence he dwells, his qualities at a glance, a longer rambling rant of his inherent dickbaggery, what his reality is (with visual supplementation) and what he’s ultimately good for (also with visual supplementation).

So what are these visual supplements?  I think a key is required here.

The shitty YA boy toy’s reality –

 An abuser, be it mentally or physically

 Asshole (yes, that is an ass in a hole)

 Total creeper

 Douche bag

 Quite possibly a kitten killer

Does NOT play well with others


Anger management issues

What the shitty YA boy toy is actually good for –

 The realization that you are FAR too awesome for him

 Birth control

 Eye candy

 Potential co-hero, if nothing else

 Life epiphanies aka the removal of rose-colored glasses

 Realizing just how amazing friends are

Realizing how much cooler hobbies, like knitting, are

Now you know and now you wait.  Who will the first shitty YA boy toy be?

Button image credits as follows, from top to bottom – fist, asshole, creeper, douchebag, kitten killer, doesn’t play well with others, possessive, anger management, awesome, birth control, eye candy, co-hero, epiphanies, friends and hobbies.

The Shitty Toys

Gideon – RUBY RED

Linden – WITHER

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