New Twitter project aims to write the most hilariously generic YA novel in history

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Feb 12, 2015

Sure, some of them are actually decent, but the young adult genre has inspired some truly generic and awful books. For every Hunger Games, there are at least two dozen duds cram-packed with atrocious cliches.

Luckily for us, writer and comedian Dana Schwartz has embarked on a mission to show just how awful all those tropes can be. Schwartz has created the new Twitter feed Dystopian YA Novel, where she is writing the worst young adult novel — 140 characters at a time.

If you’re sitting in a level of fatigue that is only exacerbated by lame movies like Divergent, this feed is a nice distraction while we patiently wait for the final chapter of The Hunger Games.

Dig and give it a follow, it’s well worth the time:

"My name is Valentine Neverwoods," I said, my knees shaking. "And I'm making a very brave choice that will mean standing out for good."

— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015

It's the night before my 17th birthday, which means in a few hours, I'll have to face the mysterious Test to determine my future.

— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015

I'm plain looking and shy. There's no way two guys would be fighting for my love right? This world is more confusing than it first appeared.

— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015

None of us remember what it was like in the Before Time. I think they called it "America"

— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015

My sister Harpa played with her hair. In a lot of ways, she reminds me of a metaphor for my childhood innocence.

— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015

I just feel like there should be MORE beyond this gated community none of us have ever ventured beyond.

— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015

People from This Category haven't gotten along with people from That Category. Well, not since the Civil Schism.

— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015

I didn't know that I was born to be different.

— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015

(Via io9, @DystopianYA)