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6 Popular “Love” Stories That Are Not Actually Love Stories

I enjoy a good love story as much as the next lovelorn loser who has to live vicariously through fiction, but you know what I don’t enjoy? Books that have been wildly misconstrued as love stories and are not actually all that romantic, if you think about them for more than a few seconds.

Newsflash, society: just because two people make out doesn’t necessarily mean the story’s a romantic one! For example…