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Book vs Film: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy #dumplin #bookstofilm

**Caution: spoiler alert**

Genre: YA, Chick Lit

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was one of the rare times where I watched the movie before reading the book. I loved the movie! So of course, I went out and bought the book the next day!

Just like any book to film adaptation, changes were made to the fit the movie.

Rosie Dickson

Film: Will didn’t have a relationship with her mom growing up. Her aunt Lucy took that role.

Book: Will and her mom are complete opposites and have different views, but have a relationship throughout the whole story. In fact, Rosie helps Will where she can.

Mitch

He was a pretty important character in the book and helps Will through some of her struggles! I’m not sure why they cut his character from the movie.

Hannah Perez

Again, another character they took out in the movie but had a big role in the book.

Bo Larson

Book: Bo struggles with his feelings for Will throughout the novel and has a hard time articulating how he feels for her at first. He wasn’t as likeable in the book in my opinion.

Film: It was clear without saying, how Bo felt for Willowdean. You could see it in his eyes and gestures.

Ellen Dryver

Book: Not only was she tall and blond, but the loss of her virginity & friendship with Callie explain the true fallout between her and Will

Film: El has brown hair. The strain in her relationship with Will happens later on during the pageant and is very minor compared to the book.

The Hideaway

Book: The hideaway took a bit of a back seat in the book.

Film: This was my favourite part in the movie and had a much larger role. I think they did an amazing job at highlighting Dolly Parton Night.

Willowdean

Book: There were times where Will really annoyed & pissed me off. I get that she has insecurities, but she’s afraid to tell the people she supposedly cares about how she’s feeling and is so self sabotaging.

Film: Will’s character has a bit of a stronger personality. She’s not as afraid to speak her mind. I liked her more in the movie!

Final Words..

The ending kinda leaves you hanging which is understandable since there’s a second one (Puddin). But I still enjoyed the book! We get an indepth look into Will’s relationship with her mother, her insecurities about her weight and relationship with Ellen. There were some major differences from the movie! So if you haven’t read the book, don’t write it off just yet. I’d still recommend it! 😊

Overall, I still kinda liked the movie more 😜

Have you read the book? Seen the movie? What did you think??

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Netflix & Chill: Dumplin #Netflix

My Rating: 8.5⭐’s/10

I’m usually the type that has no desire to read the book, if I watched the movie adaptation first. So it’s a first for me to still wanna read the book, after watching the movie

Dumplin has been on my TBR for a while, but this film just moved it to the top of my list!

Gush worthy parts..

This was such a heart felt story. There were so many times I almost cry!

-I loved the way Bo looked at Will. You could already tell from the beginning that he liked her. 💖

-I also really liked Millie! She was probably my fave character.

Rant worthy part..

I’m sure there are many of you who love Jennifer Anniston and totally watched it because she was cast in it. But I wasn’t feelin it with her. Reese Witherspoon would have been a much better choice in my opinion.

I’m sorry, but Anniston’s Southern accent was not good nor was it believable! I’m not saying she’s a bad actress..she just wasn’t suited for Rosie Dickinson.

Other than that, I loved the storyline and movie!

Have you seen the movie yet? Did you read the book?

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First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books where we share the first line or lines of a book we are currently reading or going to start soon.

WHEN THE WHITE NOISE WENT OFF, WE WERE IN THE GARDEN, PULLING WEEDS.


The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Genre: YA, Dystopian

I seriously don’t know why I bothered to come up with a reading list this month, cause I haven’t really stuck to it.

I finally decided to read this and enjoy it so far.

Have you read it or seen the movie? What are you reading??

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Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

What it’s about..

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.

My Thoughts..

Do you ever have a tune that automatically comes to mind when you’re reading?

This one had Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones written all over it!

Rape, Murder!

It’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.

I really enjoyed Gone Girl and got excited when I heard this was turned into a TV Series! So of course, I ran out to Costco and bought a copy. I usually don’t like film covers, but I happen to love Amy Adams and preferred this edition.
What I liked..

It was dark and twisted..Fucked up is the only way to describe this story! I love the way Gillian Flynn writes. It’s completely unfiltered (kinda like me, but I’ve learned to put a lid on it when needed).
What didn’t work..

Pacing – it was a tad slow at some parts. I found myself skimming quite a bit of the time.

Predictability – this is a big one for me. I don’t like predictable reads, even if it’s a really good story. I already had the major players of whodunit figured out in chapter 2, so brownie points get taken away for that.

Overall, it was still a very enjoyable read and I look forward to watching the HBO series.

Have you read it or watched the series?