This whole weekend I have been away from the entirety of my jellycat collection except for Pan-Pan he has absolutely been doing his best to keep me happy while we're puppysitting.
On a side note about puppies, I'll be getting a dog on Wednesday and he's very sweet. I'll post one or two pictures just to show you guys and I'll tag it as dog, yukon jack, and notplushies in case anybody following me doesnt want to see/has a fear of dogs or etc.
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Book Review #5 of 2019:
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughter, and Tobias Iaconis. Rating: 3.25 Stars.
Read from January 12 to January 14.
Parker Panda and I just finished reading Five Feet Apart. I originally picked this up because I saw somewhere on the Internet that Cole Sprouse was playing the main male character in the movie and just bought the book. I didn’t even watch the trailer first. Overall, I thought it was pretty ‘meh’ but I also realize that it’s based off of the screenplay for the movie coming out later this year. It immediately contextualized for me the reasons for the flaws I was finding in the work.
It was too fast paced for me to connect with the characters. I saw them and their struggles and really appreciated what they were going through, but I needed more filler scenes to get an emotion out of me. Which would have been there from the start if it was just a book written for the sole purpose of writing a book and telling that story that way. But coming from screenplay to book I can understand that movies are faster paced and you can connect more with the visuals or the music and that you don't have to rely so heavily on the filler scenes. It was also way too short for me.
Things I enjoyed: Stella’s stuffed panda (duh), Poe’s backstory (I just wish we had more), and Will’s growth. I wish we could have seen what was going to happen next because that ending was kind of killer. The hospital setting was very real in my head so they did a great job with that. It was also an easy read and something that you can get through quickly if you need to fit another book in your TBR for the month or if you need something to break up all the Fantasy/Sci-Fi.
Edit: after having just watched the trailer I’d like to add a comment. One of the things I think people who write professionally do really well is get you to understand how someone is saying something without you ever having to really see it. I think in this one I had trouble picturing Stella’s silliness or her happiness because everything she said or did seemed to be so methodical in the book, but seeing it in the trailer was completely different. She seemed the way I wanted to see her in the book but didn’t.
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