thalia wrote:Haha, hey, I was also 12!
Yeah, it was graphic. But beyond the graphic parts, it wasn't terribly written. Was it? Or am I just remembering it wrongly? Because as far as 50 shades is concerned, the writing is so horrible it is like listening to nails scraping against a blackboard. Anything above that level would surely be a good alternative?
The first few books of the series were pretty interesting, and books are extremely well-researched (you could probably learn how to properly knap flint just from reading those books). The writing isn't stellar, but it isn't half-bad either, from my recollection. Unfortunately, about partway through the third book, she kind of runs out of ideas for the plot, and just starts repeating the same types of conflict over and over again: Meet new people, overcome their prejudice because heroine is amazing Mary Sue, leave with great honours, repeat. The last two books are... pretty dreadful. Though, to be fair, the author had a stroke partway through writing the fifth book.