Guy Best Friend Book Cliché
Haven’t you noticed that in every book where the main character (who is a girl) has a guy as a best friend who is in love with her, although she doesn’t know?
Am I the only person who thinks this is such a huge cliché? I mean, come on, it’s not like every ‘guy-bestfriend’ has to be in love with his ‘girl-bestfriend’! Haven’t authors ever thought that maybe, just maybe, the guy and the girl are just friends? Why do they have to be something more?
Oh and the worse part is when there are two guys in love with her: the guy of her dreams (or so she says) and the best friend; and for some weird, twsted reason I will never understand, she always chooses the other guy! It doesn’t matter if her best friend is perfect; if he’s the one that truly understands her, the one that has been with her for years, the one that puts up with her crap, the one that makes her happy effortlessly, and on top of that he’s HOT! She would still pick the other guy, the cute guy she just met and gives her ‘butterflies on her belly’. And to make matters worse, she does have feelings for her best friend, but apparently not enough to actually ditch the other guy and be with him (who, needless to say, is utterly in love with her).
I’ve seen this happen tons of times, but none in real life, just books and stories like Blue Bloods, the Mortal Instruments, and the Hunger Games. I know that Jack Force, Jace Wayland and Peeta Mellark have their charm but there’s still nothing wrong with Oliver Hazard-Perry, Simon Lewis and Gale Hawthorne; so why can’t Schuyler, Clary and Katniss choose them? Oh and don’t get me started on Twilight…