Tag: The Perfect Book

I was tagged by Miss Xee Harlow for The Perfect Book tag! This one looks like a lot of fun!

Here are the rules:

  1. Answer honestly, there are no wrong answers
  2. To make it just a little harder, you can’t mention the same book twice
  3. Have FUN!
  4. Tag Sofii if you decide to do it, She would love to see your answers
  5. Tag at least 5 people

The Perfect Genre

pick a book that perfectly represents its genre

Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey is really the perfect romantic comedy, the perfect friends-to-lovers romance, and the perfect new adult book.

The Perfect Setting

pick a book that takes place in a perfect place

The beach, the museum, and everything else about Alex, Approximately is perfect!

The Perfect Main Character

pick the perfect main character

Lucy from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne!

The Perfect Best Friend

loyal and supportive, pick a character that you think is the best friend ever

Honestly, anybody from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.

The Perfect Love Interest

pick a character you think would be an amazing romantic partner

Michael from The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang!

The Perfect Villain

pick a character with the most sinister mind

You by Caroline Kepnes

The Perfect Family

pick a perfect bookish family

The Kotova family from Krista & Becca Ritchie’s Aerial Ethereal series is dysfunctional, but they’re so great and they care about each other so much. ❀

The Perfect Animal or Pet

pick a pet or fantastic animal that you need to see on a book

Cats! I love it when books have cats in them. I am, after all, a crazy cat lady. 😻

The Perfect Plot Twist

pick a book with the best plot twist

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

The Perfect Trope

pick that trope you would add to your own book without thinking

Friends-to-lovers! I can’t get enough!! ❀

The Perfect Cover

pick that cover that you would easily put in your own book

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

The Perfect Ending

pick a book that has the perfect ending

Overall, I gave You’d Be Mine four stars, but the ending gets about 5,000 stars from me.

I’m tagging…

Brianna 🌟 Raven 🌟 Crystal 🌟 Bethany 🌟 Alex

As usual, no pressure to do this tag if you don’t want to! And, of course, if you’d like to do it and I didn’t tag you, please consider yourself tagged and link back to me so I can see your answers! Which book did you think had the perfect ending? Who’s your ideal bookish best friend? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Book review: The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman

The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman
Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
Links: Amazon β€’ TBD β€’ Goodreads
Publication Date: August 3, 2013
Source: Borrowed

‘At 16, I pretended to fall in love with Alyssa.’

Meet James and Alyssa, two teenagers facing the fears of coming adulthood. As their story is told through chapters which alternate each character’s perspective, however, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn. With James’s character becoming rapidly more sociopathic, they are forced to take a road trip that owes as much to Badlands as The Catcher in the Rye, and which threatens both their futures forever.

One of the most talked about graphic novels of recent years, The End of The Fucking World marks Charles Forsman’s UK debut.

Maybe a year or so ago, I marathoned the entirety of TEOTFW on Netflix in one day. I really enjoyed it (clearly, since I rarely watch TV to begin with, let alone marathon a whole season in one sitting) but never knew that it started out as a book until I read Ally’s post about book covers. My library didn’t have this graphic novel, but luckily, hoopla saved the day.

Based on how much I enjoyed the show, I kind of expected to love this book. I can’t say that I disliked it, but for once, I think the adaptation was better. For one, the actual story in this graphic novel was very… basic. It seems to be written using as few words as possible, which can sometimes work, but in this case, left a bit to be desired. The whole plot felt very choppy and oddly paced, with more attention being given to a drunken dance than to the actual climax of the story.

The art itself was fine, but definitely not my favorite. It’s a very minimalist style of drawing, which sort of fits with the whole vibe of the book, but wasn’t the most interesting thing to look at.

Overall, this wasn’t a bad graphic novel (I did give it three stars, after all) but I think I’d have to recommend watching the show rather than reading this. The show expands a lot on the source material, giving a lot more depth to both the characters and the plot. If you’ve seen the show and read the graphic novel, I’d love to know whether you agree or disagree with my opinion.

Have you read TEOTFW? Did you watch the show?
Let’s talk in the comments!

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