Friday, June 13, 2014

Books reviews? Movie? I don't know what this is...

So, I have not posted in a really long time, but I must inform you that I just finished this year of high school, so BE EXCITED! I'm back darlings. So, I am mainly posting writings on my figment account, but I will try to keep this blog and you updated. So I think I'm going to do something a bit more traditional with my blog which will be reviewing some lovely YA Books. So, I say... let us jump into it!

  • Divergent
So, if you guys have not read the Divergent Trilogy which is amazing (except for allegiant which I personally thought was terrible and not just for the ending but because (well one reason) I COULD NOT TELL WHO WAS NARRATING it is one thing to have to separate narrators with DIFFERENT VOICES and another to slap a different name of the main character's narration... I love you Veronica Roth but no, just no. Anyways...) If you have not read Divergent and Insurgent and even Allegiant (which really should've been named something else that rhymed) get off of the computer and buy them because Veronica Roth <3 (or go to the library or stay at Barnes and Noble for the night). So, just in case you've been living under a rock, I'll give you a non-spoiler-y(ish) plot summary. Beatrice Prior part of one of the four factions in Chicago, Abnegation, is known as a stiff, what the Abnegation are called, goes to be tested to find out what faction she belongs to and she comes out with inconclusive results-- you think this must happen all the time, right? Wrong! This is weird and the person testing her, Tori, tells her not to tell anyone. So she doesn't. Later when she has to pick a faction she picks dauntless where she learns how to fight etc.. and basically the dauntless are like the bad boy cops of Chicago, anyway without spoiling TOO much she learns the repercussions of being Divergent, thus the title of the book, she makes friends, falls in love (in an amazingly written way NO CHEESY SMURGEN SMURG HERE) and there's your novel.

Now, I said that this was the best book to movie rendition and it is. Compared to 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of other book to movie renditions THIS IS AMAZING (I'm looking at you Hunger Games and The Host *cringe*), but they do miss a few aspects of the book, but the only reason I'm mentioning this to you is I was sitting there like a proud mama hen in the movie theater watching that movie (and not shutting up about it to my incredibly patient friend through the entire movie) the CGI was good, they got 95% of the plot, they established 75% of the character relationships and best of all Shailene Woodley and Theo James did a great job portraying the main characters Tris and Tobias (I didn't have much faith but Shailene I applaud you... seriously if I was to ever have kids I would name them after you...haha no I wouldn't that'd be weird, but still...). So yeah, that's that rant.

So, thank you for listening to me rant Divergent is my favorite book-- pulled in by my same friend mentioned above last year and fun fact I saw the new copies of the book where it said this is going to be made into a major motion picture and I refused to buy that one because I was terrified I'd be disappointed again but I was made proud, so shows you don't judge movies by their... other... yeah I've got no idea.

*Disclaimer no disrespect intended to any of the movies/author mentioned above I just feel really REALLY strongly about all this and so that happened...


Side note I realize I've discussed Divergent before but... SO MUCH LOVE

Anyway, I didn't like the trailer to this movie so... I will not show it to you, but if you feel like watching it... IMBd people...

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