Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Book to Movie 1. The Spectacular Now

This is a new little series on this blog, where I read a book and watch the movie based on it, then review, compare, and contrast! First up is The Spectacular Now.


Book: The Spectacular Now
Author: Tim Tharp
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Pages: 294
Published: November 1st, 2008

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Book Review 28. Only Ever Yours

Only Ever Yours
Book: Only Ever Yours
Author: Louise O'Neill
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Pages: 400
Published: July 3rd, 2014

This ebook was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Synopsis: In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.
For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.
Best friends Freida and Isabel are sure they’ll be chosen as companions – they are among the most highly rated girls in their year.
But as the intensity of final year takes hold, Isabel does the unthinkable and starts to put on weight. ..
And then, into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride.
Freida must fight for her future – even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known. . .

WARNING: This book and it's review may contain triggers including bulimia, various other body image issues, bullying, and suicide. Reader discretion is advised.

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

"This is not my fault. I'm just doing what we have been trained to do. This is who we are, frieda. This is who we were designed to be."