Discovering that the Hardy Boys books were ghost-written.
Discovering that the Hardy Boys books were largely the same story told over and over.
Discovering that the earliest versions of particular Hardy Boys stories (in the books with the brown covers) were actually longer than later versions and filled with more complex sentences.
Chucking Hardy Boys books altogether.
Reading Michael Crichton’s The Lost World until my mom found out that there were cuss words in it.