Lets talk about green eyes.
Apparently 2% of the population of THE ENTIRE EARTH has green eyes. But honestly with the amount of green-eyed characters in books, you’d think that every other person you pass on the street is gonna stare back with some variation of emerald or forest.
COME ON?? WHO ARE WE TRYING TO KID HERE?
I’ve met maybe 3 people in my life with honest-to-god green eyes.
I’m not counting those blue-but-sometimes-can-pass-for-green eyes, or hazel-eyes-that-look-green-on-good-days… I’m talking actual, no-possible-mistaking-it GREEN EYES.
Is there some universal law that love interests in books have to have bright green eyes?
Because that’s what it’s starting to feel like.
Where are the gorgeous browns and blues and ambers? The greys and the hazels? There are so many eye colors out there. So why does it feel like every other character in a YA book has green eyes?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for green eyes as much as the next girl, but other eye colors are gorgeous too. And I just really feel like there is a huge lack of other eye colors in the fictional-love-interest-pool.
Honestly, if a book isn’t set in northern or central Europe, it’s very unlikely that the character knows (much less has the chance to fall for) someone with the kind of green eyes that all YA-love-interests seem to have.
But guys, it’s not only love-interests that have green eyes.
So many main characters and side characters and just characters in general have green eyes. And then their friends have green eyes too. Like I get one green-eyed person. Or gingers, that’s a whole different story (although still, three unrelated gingers in a small town school? Unlikely). But anyway, the two gingers that I actually know both have eyes more on the bluish side… not the bright vibrant green that authors seem to be so fond of.
But so many people with green eyes? All together? Something smells fishy.
I mean, obviously there are people with green eyes, and yes, those people can obviously be love interests.
I’m not saying it’s wrong. I’m just saying that it seems like every love interest in every book I’ve picked up happens to have green eyes. It’s kind of weird. If I had that many green-eyed-guys in my life I would be set.
And yeah, not all books have green-eyed love-interests. There are a ton of exceptions.
I’m just pointing out a trend that I’ve been noticing a lot lately.
Have you been noticing all the green eyes too?
Are there any other trends like this that you have been seeing in books?