The Handmaid’s Tale TV Show Review| Epic Adaptations

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about the tv show, The Handmaid’s Tale, based off the book by Margaret Atwood which is my October book of the month!

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If you don’t know I have a book club called Epic Adaptations where every month I pick a book that has been adapted into a book or movie and then I’ll review both and then I compare it. For October I picked The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood which was adapted into a show by Hulu. You may have heard of it because it would so many emmys and I’m glad it did because it was amazing, I have a whole review for the book so check that out right here.

This show was amazing. The acting was amazing, the filming was amazing, the aesthetic of the whole shows was wonderful, and the feel of the book is in the show which I loved! They did such a great job just capturing everything and putting it together. I have to give out a warning if you want to watch this show there are some graphic scenes so I won’t let like a youngen watch this show because some scenes are hard to watch. If you old enough though and have Hulu I would 100% recommend this show and the book too because it was so amazing! I love watching this show that sounds wrong because this show deals with a lot of hard stuffs but it’s just so amazing and great.

The girl who played Offred is great and she won an Emmy so that should show. All the other actors are great because they make you either love or hate their characters which is great when you hate them because you known you are suppose to hate them. The show is amazing and it’s very close to the book but then in some ways they changed a lot to add on to the story because they were things that either weren’t answered in the book or they were in the book but they were put in a different order. Like her real name being June, that’s not a thing that was talked about in the book. You never learn her real name but one scene the name June is mentioned and fans of the book labeled her as June and they wrote it into the show. Scenes are out go of order like the Doctor’s appointment was earlier in the book but that was in like episode four.

I’m not complaining about that though because I enjoyed that they did it that way. It’s different from other book to movie adaptations because they change things to the story for some reason and it doesn’t add anything to the story but when they change the story in this it stills adds onto the story. Another thing that I think was good was the fact they give more information on some of the characters like her husband, Moira, and Ofglen. Alexis was fucking fantastic as Ofglen that scene with her watching the girl getting hanged was so sad. All the actors and actress were so good!!! Just watch this show it’s great! And we are getting a season two which I’m excited about because the book just ends and the season one ends the same way so we are getting more and hopefully it will be good.

Accuracy: 75%

Like I said it’s basically the same story but they did change a couple of things. It’s not something I would complain about though because it’s still a fantastic show. The show and the book are both wonderful stories that play out so well. I can not stresses this enough guys just please watch this show. It’s so great!

Rating: +A for being amazing and scary just like the book

I enjoyed this show and I would recommend that everyone who likes the book to go and watch it because you will enjoy it. Have you guys watched this show? What did you think of it? Did you like or did you hate it? Let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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This book scared the sh*t out of me! | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood review

Greetings Earthling! Today I’m reviewing The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood which Epic Adaptations October book of the month!

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-A: Good story with characters that got better and a slow plot line

“Better never means better for everyone… It always means worse, for some.”

This book was going to be my September book of the month but then I like this book scared me and I figured that it would make an even better pick of October. I’m not joking when I say that this book scared me. Being a woman in this day in age and reading a book about how woman have lost power was really scary for me. This book is so well written and told that you get scared reading it. If you didn’t know this book is about a dystopian where a religious group takes over the United States and it becomes Gilead. Woman have lost all power and a lot of them aren’t fertile but the ones who are become Handmaids who are sent to the houses of others and they have to get pregnant for that couple.

This book we follow Offred who is a handmaid and we follow go through all this stuff. Like being the Handmaid for the Commander and his wife Serena Joy. I’m currently watching the show which is great and a wonderful adaptation of this book but there will be a whole review coming soon. We watch her go through all these things and it’s soo good!!! When I finished this book I had to like take a second and think about everything. If I’m being honest reading this during the period we are at right now probably wasn’t the best because now I’m super scared for the future of the country. Every time I read a dystopian novel I like to rank the society by how terrible it is like the Selection is not that bad, Divergent is okay I’m mean I’m not that scared of it, Hunger Games is just terrible like that’s the worse. But this one takes the top of the list because damn.

This book is amazing. It’s so well and beautifully told. If you like Dystopians then read this book! It doesn’t matter in reality if you enjoy books at all then read this book because it is so amazing! The show also just won a lot of emmys so that’s also a good reason to watch the show and read the books. That’s it for my review of the book! My review for the show is next week so look out for that. I really want to go back to writing only once a week because so how I ended up posting twice a week which I’m not really into.

It’s a lot of pressure and a lot of work and I’m currently going through a lot right now so I need to go back to posting once a week. Sorry not Sorry. This review wasn’t my best I’m just under a lot pressure and I’ve been really pretty sick lately so this was rushed. I hope you enjoyed this post and make sure to look out for more coming your way soon. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Confess TV Show Review | Epic Adaptations

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about the tv show, Confess, based off the book by Colleen Hoover which is my September book of the month!

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I did a review for the book which you can read here because it should be out by now. Let’s just hope that future Grace remembers to add the link. If you don’t know I have a book club called Epic Adaptations where every month I pick a book that has been turned into a TV or movie. Last month I reviewed Still Star-Crossed which I loved so much, you can read both reviews here and here. I was going to do the Handmaid’s Tale but I haven’t finished the show and I thought that it would work better in the month of October because the society in that book scares me so much!

This show follows Auburn, who works at an old folks home, and Owen, who is an artist and runs this art studio, and they have this whole romance thing going on and other dramatic stuff happens. If you read my review for the book then you should know that I liked the book but I didn’t think it was the best thing ever and that’s how I feel about this show. I mean it has some great moments and some emotional moments but I wasn’t that affected by everything that happened. It’s a good show don’t get me wrong but it wasn’t the best thing ever. The episodes were only like thirty minutes long which surprised me because I thought it was going to be an hour long thing but it wasn’t. There are only seven episodes as while which makes me wonder if it should have just been a movie instead of tv. I think that’s all I have for my non spoiler section so if you haven’t watched this show and you want to watch it then leave and then come back after you’ve watched it.

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Okay so let’s just talk about Owen’s cat for a second because it looks like a stuff animal and I had to pause and laugh because what the hell? And they keep talking about him like he’s really a thing and I thought it was so funny! The show begins like the book begins and I was so emotional for that first scene I did not think I was going to do. In the book I wasn’t that emotional watching her and her old boyfriend whose name I don’t remember saying goodbye because he was really sick and she had to leave but I was crying for some reason. The rest of the episode after that didn’t you do it for me like it was cute like a romantic comedy but it wasn’t that enjoyable.

The acting for this show isn’t great. It’s fine. With every other word that they said I was like no no no. It’s very cheesy. We met AJ really early into the show and like we didn’t even know what was going on in her life until like half way through the book. In the first episode we learn that she is getting a lawyer because she wants full custody of her son and we see that Auburn doesn’t always say what she wants to say. Like with every texts she is like typing something and then deletes it and types something else. I think I like book Auburn more than tv shows Auburn because just she was better and funnier and more confident then this chick. Also the look they gave to Owen on this show to make him look like the guy from Fifty Shades whose name I don’t remember. He was on Once Upon A Time for like that first season. You know who I’m talking about.

I liked the guy who plays Owen, I mean he’s not the best actor like I said but I like him. Lydia was the chick from Gilmore Girls whose April’s mom and I didn’t realize that until I watched Natasha’s video. I couldn’t figure out where she was from and it was driving me crazy and then I watched her video and I felt like an idiot for not recognizing her. That’s all I have to say. I’m sorry I don’t have more but I’m not as opinionated on this as much as I have been for the other shows but I hated 13 Reasons Why and I was upset that Still Star Crossed was canceled.

Accuracy: 50%

There are things that are correct about this show like the characters, their relationships and then there are these details that are changed for no real reason like her relationship with her roommate, the place of the city, where she works. They are other things like the story is changed a little to add onto the plot lined and changed to go in a different order. I did enjoy this show even though at some moments I wasn’t all that entertained, some moments were really great and emotional. I’m going to give this show for B like the book for being good but not keeping really interested in the story all the way.

Rating: B for being great but not keeping me on my toes the whole time

I enjoyed this show and I would recommend that everyone who likes the book to go and watch it because you will enjoy it. Have you guys watched this show? What did you think of it? Did you like or did you hate it? Let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Confess by Colleen Hoover Book Review!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing my September book of the month Confess by Colleen Hoover!

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+B: Had a weird pace and took me a while to like the characters.

“Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.”

I love Colleen Hoover books even though sometimes I don’t agree with some of the things that happen in them. I love them though and I’m trying to read all of them. My favorite one used to November 9th but I recently read It Ends With Us and it was so real and beautifully written and I loved. It’s super sad though and November 9th has sad moments but none of those compare to the moments in It Ends With Us. I need to stop talking It Ends With Us because I’m supposed to be talking Confess.

I’ve wanted to read Confess for awhile and I’ve had it on my list for so long. I was on hold for it for SO LONG! It finally became available in at the end of July so I checked it out and I read it and it’s a good book. It’s a Colleen Hoover so I’m gonna love it because I always love her books and I wanna say I loved this one but compared to my love for her other books I was like it’s good. I wasn’t like blow away or anything but it’s still a good book and I would recommend it and yes it has some sad moments which if you didn’t know I love sad things.

This book follows Auburn who lives in Texas I think. Like I thought it was Texas and then I watched the show and it’s like I’ve only been to LA once and I had to pause because I was shook. I couldn’t remember if the book took place in Dallas or LA. If you’ve read this book can you tell which one because I’m confused. Also this will come up again in my TV review if no one tells *let’s be real it’s still gonna be in there. (Update: I just watched Natasha’s review of the show and IT’S TEXAS PEOPLE) She does not like where ever she lives and wants to go back home to Portland. When she was younger, she moved because  she was in love and he was really sick and he did died. She mets Owen who runs this art studio called Confess and they start a relationship and it’s dramatic and it’s fun and it’s so good!

The whole time I’m wondering why the hell she didn’t just leave, I mean I know money problems and stuff but still. You then learn that she had a kid with her old boyfriend and she was so young that she gave his mom custody of him and kinda of figure that she would get him back but Lydia keeps him and has Auburn on like a schedule for when she can see him. There is also Trey who is a creepy little shit let me tell. I didn’t like him from the moment we met him. I was like you are shady as hell. He is just such a dick and I hate him. Like the things he says and the things he does like oh my god. Like when he relieves himself to be a complete asshole and hurts Auburn, I was surprised of what was happening but yet I was like I saw this coming.

I did like Owen, he was so good and so nice. Like his dad has some serious problems and he takes care of him and even goes to jail for him. He treats Auburn so great. That middle part with the time jump. I wasn’t too sure about but I liked that it was there. I didn’t like that she got with Trey because he is a creep. I loved the all the paintings that are in this book and I love the cover for this book. There are just so many good things about this book and if you are a Colleen Hoover fan then I would recommend it.

Is this my favorite book by her? No I mean it’s good and it’s enjoyable but it didn’t keep me on toes and have me losing my shit over what was happening. It’s still go through. Have you guys read these book? if you have what did you think of it? The GeekyGalaxy instagram is currently going under the works as I hate so I’m change it and making it like an business instagram and will have like little side posts on it. Also I have big news coming soon and I’m so excited to share it with you guys. My review for the show is next week so look out for that. I hope you enjoyed this post and make sure to look out for more coming your way soon. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Still Star-Crossed TV show review | Epic Adaptations

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about the tv show, Still Star-Crossed, based off the book by Melinda Taub which is my August book of the month!

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So I should have my review for the book for this by now which you can read here. If you don’t know I have a book club called Epic Adaptations where every month I pick a book that has been turned into a TV or movie. Last month was 13 Reasons Why and this month, I had a poll on Twitter to decide what book I should do this month. It was between the Handmaid’s Tale and Still Star-Crossed and Still Star-Crossed won! If you couldn’t tell by the fact that I’m reviewing Still Star-Crossed. It was also on my Top 10 Shows of Summer which you can read here.

This show was soo good! Yes I did watch this before I read the book but that’s because I had no clue it was a book until I was on like episode five and we only had two episodes left in the seasons. I did read and finish the book before the final episode so there’s that. I had such a good time watching this show I loved it so much! I loved all the actors and how well they played their characters. I loved that we get to see more of the characters in depth because the story in the book mainly focus on Rosaline and Benvolio. This was a pretty good adaptation of the book but they changed the ending so that they could have a season two but they ended not getting a season which I’M VERY ANGERY ABOUT! All the episodes should be on Hulu for you to watch so go and watch this show! That’s all for my nonspoilerly part of this review. I know it’s short but I have to talk about this show!

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OKAY GUESS WHOSE MAD ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY CHANGED THE ENDING OF THE SHOW SO THAT THEY COULD HAVE A SEASON TWO BUT ABC CANCELED THE SHOW?? ME! You can’t just do that, well they can actually. But I can be angry about it. It’s so dumb that 13 Reasons Why is getting a second season a long with Riverdale and this show and Class aren’t. It makes me mad. A lot of shows I’ve watched this year have gotten canceled or I’ve just lost interest in. It makes me sad that’s happened.

I loved this show! It was so good and I’m so sad that there isn’t going to be a second season. But I’m done talking about that……for right now at least. The show is very fun and it’s very good and I enjoyed it very much. I posted my reactions to the season finale on Tumblr which if you followed me on, everyone seemed to enjoy. The show starts off pretty accurate but as it goes on they clearly wanted to do a second season so they started changing things and it was still good but I would have liked the book following better because it was happy and we aren’t getting a second season. I loved all the actors in this show and we got some great ones like Bash from reign, Gillies from Buffy, Earl Grey from Scream Queens, Elody from Before I Fall, lots of people.

The show is also very pretty as the pilot was filmed in Rome and the outfits are so pretty. I guess I should talk about this show now. This show follows after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet and the war between the family gets worse. To make sure that war stops before everyone kills each others, Ecalus the new prince decides that we needs to marry a Capulate and Montague to try and bond the families together. IF shit wasn’t bad before then it’s very bad now as people are killing each other, protesting, basically do anything to stop this from happening. We focus on Rosaline and Benvolio, the people who are getting married, Escalus and his sister Isabelle, the head of the two families, and just the families in general.

Watching this show unfold and see everything that was happening and who was behind  all the attacks was so great. Spoilers: Turns out Paris wanted to be the new prince and he tried to kill everyone and it went badly and I wished Livia had never saved him. I’m so mad that it happened. I can’t believed he just used her like that! NOW WE’LL NEVER SEE PARIS GET WHATT HE DESERVES AND OR HAVE LIVIA FIND TRUE LOVE!!! IT MAKES ME SO MAD! Another thing that makes me mad the fact that Isabelle and that Blonde chick whose name I don’t remember according to twitter they kissed but then it was taken out of the finale!!!! AHHHH! Now I’ll see their relationship evolve into some good loving! Okay I need to chill but I can’t BECAUSE I’M SO FUCKING MAD! I do like this show okay. I’m not mad at the show I’m mad at ABC for canceling it. I should stop.

Accuracy: 85%

The show started out pretty accurate but as it went on they changed the show so that they could have a second season. The characters were pretty much the same. The only character I would said changed a lot was Isabelle but I would say that she was changed for the better. I liked that she wasn’t married in this storyline. I wished the ending hadn’t been changed so that I could have gotten a happy ending instead of it ending like it did! But another then I that I liked this show and I’m giving it an -A.

Rating: -A for being amazing but it just left me hanging so

I enjoyed this show and I’m so sad that they changed the ending so that they could have a second season and they didn’t get renewed. At least I have the book ending which was happy. So for next month I will probably do Confess if I can get the link to work or if I can find somewhere to bootleg it *I’m not a good role model Have you guys watched this show? What did you think of it? Did you like or did you hate it? Let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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I enjoyed this more then I enjoyed Romeo and Juliet! | Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub review

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing my August book of the month Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub!

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+B: Had a weird pace and took me a while to like the characters.

In fair Verona, enemies still walk the streets. Two news hearts. Same two families.”

So I feel like I should start with the fact that I started watching the show before I read this book. I’m sorry. DON’T JUDGE ME! I didn’t know that this was based off a book until like episode four and I couldn’t get the book for awhile and then I finally found it the library and then I read it and then I finished the show and it’s now my book of the month so here we are. I also feel like I should say that I don’t like Romeo and Juliet or Shakespeare that much ….. again with the judgment. I’m sorry but Romeo and Juliet is so instalovey and they knew each other for three days and they got married and died. That’s not the best relationship ever. Why do all the weirdest relationships get praised as the best things ever and relationship goals. Like Catherine and Heathcliff, Edward and Bella, Tate and Violet, that Grey guy and his girlfriend *i don’t know their names, and of course Romeo and Juliet. They aren’t healthy! I don’t like Shakespeare because his characters also make the wrong decision instead of DOING THE REASONABLE THINGS AND JUST TALKING!!! Okay I’m done talking about that let’s get on with the review.

This book takes place after Romeo and Juliet have died but instead of the families coming to peace like they did in the book, they start fighting again and it’s even worse this time around. Juliet’s statue is destroy and chaos is going through the streets and the prince Escalus decides that he needs these people to stop. He decides that two of these people need to get married from the families and the two picked are our leads for this story, Rosaline and Benvoli. I enjoyed this story, it’s very fun, it’s filled with romance and action, the relationships are great. This is so much fun and I loved it.

I loved Benvolio and Rosaline’s relationship. It wasn’t instalovely like Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. At first they don’t really get a long but then they do and they start trusting each other and they fall in love and I love it. It’s better then Romeo and Juliet in my opinion. I love when they reunite and she tells him that Ecalus proposed to her and he is like what did you say and she just keeps talking and making him wait and he’s like ‘just tell me what you said’ and she tells that him that she can’t marry Ecalus because she loves him. It’s just so cute! Unfortunately the book ends like the next page after this scene and I’m like I wanted more.

Ecalus is an okay character, he is kind of a dick in this book. I like TV Ecalus better, I mean he has his issues but he was nicer in the beginning. I also like TV shows Isabelle more then book Isabelle but that’s because we don’t see a lot of her in this book. Can we talk about that she is marry to Don Pedro who is a character in Much Ado about Nothing and she mentions Benedick and I’m like I UNDERSTOOD THAT REFERENCE!! I even if  I didn’t like Much Ado About Nothing… again his characters need to talk shit out before completing actions.

I enjoyed this book so much and I would recommend this book to romance lovers and people who like happy making books. Have you guys read this book? If you have did you love it or did you hate it? I hope you guys liked. My review for the tv is coming soon, like it’s scheduled to come out next week. I have so many new post schedule. Like I have the rest August and the first two weeks of September. I’m excited for the next couple weeks. I like that I will do Confess by Colleen Hoover or The Handmaid’s Tale. I might save the Handmaid’s Tale for October as I’m not that done with the show and the society scares the shit out of me. I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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EPIC ADAPTATIONS AUGUST BOOK OF THE MONTH ANNOUNCEMENT!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m announcing Epic Adaptations August book of the month!

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Hey! So yesterday I finished up my 13 Reasons Why review and I’m so glad that I’m done with that show and that book because I hated it. I hated it so much! Now we are done talking about that show we can now talk about a show that I have been loving so much and I recently read the book so I’m really excited to this! My August book of the month is Still Star – Crossed by Melinda Taub!

The show just finished and I loved it so much and I really have to talk about the finally because OMG! Unfortunately it got canceled so you’ll probably hear a lot about that as well but still.

Look at for those reviews coming your way along with my summer reads post and my Life is Strange Episode 1 Gameplay! If you would like to join the book club then click here to join or just stay tune on this blog to find out what book is coming next. Well that’s all I have to say about this, I’m excited for it and I hope you guys enjoy. Follow the blog if you would updates for when I post and follow my other social media links. I post once a week every week. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher BOOK review / RANT

Greetings Earthling! Today I’m talking about 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, not the show, which is also my July book of the month!

WARNING SPOILERS

AND COMPLAINTS FROM A VERY BITTER GIRL

BUT FIRST A MESSAGE FROM THAT GIRL

HEY EVERYONE! So I need you to read this part before we began the review. I need to say  this because I have a feeling that I might make some people upset for this review. I know that we all have different opinions and the world and I know that I can’t change people’s opinions but I don’t want to hurt anyones feelings. So if you liked 13 Reasons Why then you need to not read this review. I say this again in the review but I’m going to give you this warning now. Okay? Okay. You can continue.


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Rating: D – Nothing seem to happen. The characters had a bad attitude or were boring until the end. Story didn’t know what it wanted.

You can’t stop the future
You can’t rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret
…is to press play.”

*sighs deeply of frustration and disappointment about the kids in my generation. So a lot of you have probably heard about the show that claims it is based off this book. It’s not, it just has the same name as the book. If you couldn’t tell I’m very against the show. If you like the show or the book then I think you should leave because it’s about to get mean. I’m sorry.

This is my second time reading this book, I read it the first time in like 2014 and I liked it. I didn’t love it mainly because reading books about suicide has always been a touchy subject for me. I gave it three stars the first time which is a rating I have given to another books that deal with suicide like Playlist for the Dead and All The Bright Places. I thought it was okay book that dealt for a subject that is hard to talk about, trust me I know I’m writing about it and it’s hard. It’s also hard to read. For this book and All the Bright Places, I know that these book have a lot of controversy. Some find them great and these books helped them but for people like me it wasn’t like that.

I reread this book because it is my July book of the month for my book club and because the show had come out and I didn’t remember a lot. I haven’t seen the show yet but I will. I started watching it but I could already see that it was different for the book and mainly because it was popular so I decided that I would wait for the hype to die down before watching the show. Like I said this book wasn’t for me but I still liked it then I reread it and I didn’t like it as much.

This book follows Hannah Baker and Clay Jenson, Hannah has committed suicide and Clay was a guy who always wanted to be Hannah’s friend or maybe something a little bit more but he never got the chance. A couple days after her death, he revives a books full of tapes that has Hannah talking about people who did things to cause her to take her own life and there are seven tapes which are doubled sided, making it 13 Thirteen Reasons. The only people who get them are the ones who have a tape and Clay is on one of these tapes. Now I like Jay Asher and I like what he was going for, I got to read some interview questions that where in the back of his book. He talked about how he went around and talked to girls and what they struggled in high school but the general theme of this book bothers me. Which is that love can heal depression.

This is a trope and an idea that has been passed around through different shows and books and I hate it. Love can help you through depression but it can’t heal depression. This is shown by the fact that Hannah says that no one really seem care enough about her and if they had then she would have been better.

A lot of you cared, just not enough.”

I hate this belief and I hate it keeps coming up in different things. Hannah also blames everyone for taking her own life. Taking your life is your own decision and even though things bit have happened to lead to this decision still you shouldn’t do that. I didn’t like the fact that Clay is blamed for not loving Hannah and not being there for her and it’s said he could have saved her. I just didn’t like it! I did like some parts of this book though. I like *well I didn’t really like but i found it heartbreaking how Clay wanted to be there for Hannah before she died. Clay is a good character and honestly he was the one out of the all the types that I cared about and he didn’t do anything terrible to her. Also even though I’ve complained about Hannah I did like her and she didn’t deserve anything that happened to her *no one deserves to go through that. I mean she got her first kiss and then a rumor went around that she and Justin did more then kiss and everyone at school started believe and then her friends abandoned her and it’s so sad.

Another thing that I liked is the message that our actions and what we do have affects on people that surround us. I mean one of the reasons that I think Hannah does these tapes is to tell everyone about how their actions effected her and her life. I mean Justin started a rumor that everyone believed and then her friends stopped being her friends and a lot of other stuff followed. One of the things that you should think about after reading this book is your actions and how the affect others.

The book also deals with what people think about you and saying terrible things about you and also rape. Near the end of the book, Hannah gets rape by a guy and it’s a really hard scene. Just reading it was hard. This whole book was hard. I’m sorry if you liked this book and it changed your life then I’m happy for you but it didn’t have the same affect on me. I thought this book was okay, I just don’t like the messages through out it. The only message that I liked was that the things we do and say have effects on people. I’ll be having my Spiderman: Homecoming review coming next week followed by my 13 Reasons Why show review. Have you guys read this book? What did you think of it? Did you like or did you hate it? Let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

you know you love fiction,

Grace

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Bookclub: Epic Adaptations

EPIC ADAPTATIONS BOOKCLUB ANNOUCEMENT!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m announcing my bookclub called Epic Adaptations!

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So if you didn’t know and I don’t think you would know, I’ve had a book club for awhile. It’s nothing special I had two books picked out and then I forgot about it. I felt bad because I really wanted to do it but I wanted to do something fun with it. If you also know that I want to do more movie posts. So I’m going to do both! This bookclub will involve reading book and the film or tv show that is based that book.

I will be picking one book once a month and the review of the book should came out in the middle of the month followed by the move review at the end of month. In the adaptations review, I will give two ratings. One will be an accuracy rating on how will it matches the book and then I will gave another rating on how much I enjoyed it. If I pick a book that I have already reviewed then I’ll probably just repost that review or I’ll redo it if I don’t like it or I forgot about something.

My book for this month is one that I’m picking because I already have a post ready to get started on and I want to talk about. The show came out a couple months ago and you heard about, it was trending on tumblr for like week. Yep that’s right for this month I’ll be reviewing 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher and I’ll also be watching the first season of the Netflix hit. I haven’t seen the show, I saw like the first minute and then I stopped watching because it was already wrong. I don’t know maybe I’ll like.

I hope you enjoy these reviews that are coming up soon like 13 Reasons Why the book review and Spiderman: Homecoming review. Look at for that! If you would like to join the book club then click here to join or just stay tune on this blog to find out what book is coming next. Well that’s all I have to say about this, I’m excited for it and I hope you guys enjoy. Follow the blog if you would updates for when I post and follow my other social media links. I post once a week every week. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

you know you love fiction,

Grace

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Bookclub: Epic Adaptations