Books

Review – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

According to Hannah Baker, there are thirteen sides to every story. And there are thirteen reasons why she swallowed a handful of pills, and left this world for good. When thirteen tapes show up on Clay’s doorstep just two weeks after Hannah–his classmate and crush– commits suicide, he’s intrigued. Then he presses play, and his life turns inside out. Hannah Baker is back, but only to explain why she left. But if he got the tapes, that means he is one of the thirteen reasons why. Throughout the course of one night, Clay travels through his hometown with Hannah’s voice playing through a Walkman, and nothing will look or feel the same again.

I finally had time to read this book, I was planning to read this back when I was in College but I don’t know why I never had time to read it. But I’m glad I didn’t read it because College was a roller coaster life and something in this book might trigger me I dont know, but I’m just glad I didn’t read it that time.

This book is sad, tragic, dark and heartbreaking for me. I find it hard to describe this book because this book is too painful to read, it’s just hard to read Hannah Baker’s tragic experiences and you know that these things really happens in the real world we live in.

While reading it, I feel bad for Hannah because she doesn’t deserve it no one deserves that. And you can’t really blame her for her choices, it’s just that she was surrounded by jerks and she didn’t get the help she needed. Also in this book, I never felt so much hatred for the characters, too many characters to hate! I freaking hate Bryce because he’s the one triggered Hannah to end it.

A part of me was feeling envious of Hannah Baker. Envious of one thing she did — that one thing she did cos I don’t have the guts to do it.

This book is so sad but it will make you more realize of the stuff you do to other people, even the tiniest bit has an effect on their life. We need to be careful on what we say and do to others, lets just be kind to one another because we don’t know whats really happening with their life. In short, DON’T BE A JERK! I know it doesn’t need a book for you to know and make you realize this stuff. We should know this because it’s what we need.

If you are going through something, I know its hard trust me I know. You just want everything to stop but please seek help, talk to someone cause it will make you feel a lot better. If you don’t have someone to talk, you can talk to me and I’ll try my best to answer and find time for you. There are support hotlines in this website http://13reasonswhy.info/ . There’s nothing wrong in seeking help when you need it.

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”

8/10
PS: If you easily get trigger of bullying and rape, it think it’s better if you skip this one.

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After the big hit of The Fault In Our Stars comes another John Green adaptation! Yes Paper Towns is now on the big screen and we can see the story of Margo and Quentin comes to life!

Paper Towns was the second John Green book I read, its definitely one of my favorite books. Even how many times I read the book it never fails to give me a roller coaster feeling. I just love the characters and the story.

First is you don’t compare the The Fault in our Stars and Paper Towns Adaptation. They are different in many ways and you just cant. Okay?

So I watched the movie last night, I was so hyped and so freaking excited to see it!

First is some of my favorite scenes are missing or not delivered well. Some of my favorite killer lines of Ben seems like they are not delivered well and also the line when Radar was talking to Q at the party, that line is one of my favorite quotes from the book! But its all good,  they all did well to portray the characters especially Austin Abrams who played Ben ( My favorite character). He made the whole theater laughing the whole time and that was great. And also the other casts, Natt did play the awkward weird Quentin well so is Cara, oh Cara. I wouldn’t mind chasing and have long road trip to chase a girl who looks like Cara. Hahaha. I think the casts are on point and did very well.

There are tons of good and funny scenes, the black Santas, the road trip, the pee, Drunk bloody Ben with the Beer Sword, THE POKEMON SONG ( PROBABLY MY MOST FAVORITE PART) and also the unexpected cameo of Ansel! Its good to see Gus alive flirting . Haha

The Major changes of the adaptation was the ending. I love how they changed the perspective of it, they didn’t focus the story on Margo but the friendship of Q, Radar and Ben. Q isn’t stuck in the past anymore, he learned to appreciate the friends he has and not fantasize about the ones he doesn’t have. So basically the movie was not just about love or romance, its about true friendship.

Overall its another amazing adaptation, Another thumbs up for John Green and the crew for another job well done. I did enjoy watching the movie and I’m planning to watch it again.

Ill give it an 8.5 /10! A must watch!

PS: I also love the soundtrack. You guys should check it! And also come to the cinemas early because they played Me Earl and Dying Girl and The Scorch Trials Trailer

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Love, Rosie Movie Adaptation

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Love, Rosie Movie Adaptation.

After 123456789 years, Finally!! I was so excited for this movie especially when they released the first trailer and they used The 1975 song Chocolate ofcourse I freaked out! And then on the second trailer they used Kodaline High Hopes which is so perfect for this adaptation and it gave me so much feels. Too bad they didn’t show this movie here in the Philippines so I waited on kickass for a clear copy. Haha

Another thing that made me excited for this movie are the main casts. I mean Lily Collins who played Rosie Dunne and Sam Claflin who played Alex Stewart was so perfect for the roles, it suits them very well.

The adaptation was okay for me, not bad and not too good. On the book they had so much struggles and things happened to them before they realized they love each other which I understand, they cant put all those things on a 2 hour length movie. Some of the parts are there but the struggles they had felt like a little bit short and rushed. I’m so glad they didn’t miss to put the funny parts and they added more to make the story more funny and interesting. I don’t know but it feels like something is missing and I was looking for more. Maybe I was just expecting so much things. They shouldve played High Hopes – Kodaline at the end to add more feels. Am I being cliche? Sorry lol. The movie was okay and people who haven’t read the book I think will like the movie too. Ill give the movie a 7.5 / 10 .