The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
I liked this book better than I thought I would. At first, some of the characters pissed me off with the silly things they did and the stupid decisions they made. But as I read further into the story, I got more intrigued by how complex the plot really was and I loved how the author dealt with the issue of self-esteem amongst teenage girls.
“No matter where you go or what you do to distract yourself, reality catches up with you eventually.”
Forget You by Jennifer Echols
Despite the fact that I was pretty much hooked after reading the first few pages and finished it in a couple of hours, I wouldn't recommend this book. Zoey's character made me want to pull my hair out and I didn't like most of the other characters because they were too one-dimensional, specially her father. This novel is character-driven so I wish it had better characters and personalities.
"I understand I can’t have you. But I want to know you’re in the world with me.”
Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan
I almost never read fantasy novels because I prefer to read about real life and not some made up fantasy world. So I didn't think I would like this book, but I found myself actually enjoying it and completed in a few days time. There were some plot problems but overall it was a good read and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel. (I'll be writing a proper review of this book later.)
“When it comes to matters of the heart, rules don't matter.”
I wanted to watch this movie for two reasons:
1) I heard it's hilarious and 2) Channing Tatum is in it.
And guess what? I loved it! I was actually laughing out loud, which doesn't happen very often during movies. I wouldn't even mind watching it again.
Honestly, the only reason I wanted to watch this movie was because the male lead was Ed Westwick (he plays Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl). It was a fun movie, not exactly as chick flick-y as I expected it to be. The actors played their roles perfectly and the story line was great. And of course, all the English accents were very attractive.
This movie was amazing. Very unique storyline and the directing was wonderful. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet played their roles perfectly and I fell in love with their characters just a few minutes into the movie. I still don't really know how to describe it, it was just different from anything I've ever watched, but in a good way. It showed how fragile relationships can be and how difficult it really is to run away from memories, specially the good ones.
Makes me think of this quote by Maya Angelou:
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I didn't want to make this post too long by adding summaries, so just click on the titles to read more about the books and movies!
If you have watched/read any of these, share your opinions please :)