I can't say I'm tired of the concept of "school life" itself, but I am tired of seeing it as the only idea people come up with. Needless to say, I give most things a shot and I don't blame people for seeing that as the safe choice to start with as a story.
I find that the school life stories that actually catch and keep my interest tend to have a certain theme. Hiromu Arakwa's current manga, Silver Spoon, is wildly popular in Japan right now and it's a slice-of-life centered around an agricultural high school. A recent newcomer, Shokugeki no Soma, is a shounen series about a hardcore culinary arts school. The former, is very successful in terms of characters full of life and personality, but it also balances it out by acknowledging its setting; the kids are there to learn about farming and agriculture and about what and who they want to be in life. The latter, is still in its early stages, but it promises hot-blooded cooking matches a la Iron Chef (and some fanservice because it kind of takes food porn almost/not quite seriously.)
Weird, I still love reading YA books, probably because I'm a weird masochist who while reading such things make fun of those tropes at the same time.Zylinder wrote:LWR pretty much hit the nail on the head. I'll add another opinion: I'm burned out on Young Adult anything, and have been since I was halfway through high school. It's not even just school life. It's the entire concept of teenagers/YAs yapping about X Liking Y and Z being so hot look at those abs hahaha look outcast girl. I can't even stand to look at the covers of YA novels.