So. I (Charli) was sitting in my chair and was thinking of how much jargon (for those who don't know: "special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand") we as readers actually have! So Tori and I have come up with a bit of a dictionary for you...
Fangirly/Fanboyish JargonAHHHHH- a very eloquent term which is the first thing that comes out of your mouth when real words fail you whilst fangirling over a chapter, scene or ending of a book.
asdfghjkl- a term usually used online, very difficult to pronounce, and used commonly when someone mentions a shipping (see "ship") or event.
Book Boyfriend- a boy from a book that if was real, you would want to date. Many girls have many. Fanboys may also have book girlfriends, but I do not know.
BroTP- or Brother OTP (see "OTP"). A sort of ship but for a bromance, eg Johnlock (Sherlock).
*crying*- a pretty self explanatory term.
DYING HERE- see above definition.
feels- The feels are basically what infect you to say many of the above terms such as asdfghjkl, AHHHHH and *crying*.
*flappy hands*- We don't know if anyone except Tori and I do this, but we have this thing where we flap our hands about when we have feels........
NOTP- a ship you could NEVER ship, for example Snily (Snape and Lily) or Gale and Katniss.
OMG WHAT- this is one of my (Charli) most common pieces of jargon. I use it a lot. Pretty self-explanatory, it comes out at the ends of books or plot twists.
OTP- One True Pairing. Your favourite, canon or not, ship. Charli's are Scorose (Scorpius and Rose from HP) and Fourtris (Divergent) and Tori's is Jily (James and Lily from HP)
Ship- two people you want to be together in a book.
Sparkly Vampire- *cough* *cough* Edward *cough* *cough* less said the better.
<3 <3 <3 <3 - a series of hearts.
General Reader JargonDNF- Did Not Finish- you did not like this book and COULD NOT STAND IT ANY LONGER, so you "DNF" it.
Duology- a series of only 2 books. Normally heart-breakingly so.
Genres- types of book (or film or music or anything else really). Examples are fantasy, dystopia, contemporary and fantasy.
LGBT+- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender +. Obviously this is a general term, mainly for people, but is also a genre of book.
MG- Middle Grade. Basically the genre before "teen" and also known as "tween".
NA- New Adult. They say it's the category between Adult and YA (see "YA), but personally I think it's just the term for YA with lots of slightly older content.
POV- Point of View. In short, the point of view a book is from!
Protagonist- the main character in a book and normally the person the book is in the POV of or is focused on.
Standalone- a book that isn't a series. So, like, they stand alone on their own feet? I don't know, it's a way to remember it.
Trilogy- A series comprising of 3 books. Trilogies are very common in YA (see YA)
YA- Young Adult. A little maturer than teen, but not adult.