Showing posts from May, 2018

8 Major Plot Differences between 13 Reasons Why Novel & Netflix Series

Since its release in 2007, Jay Asher’s novel 13 Reasons Why has been both praised and criticized. While some experts believe the book has helped to start conversations, others are of the firm opinion that it has done more damage than good. There were talks about turning this book into a series years later and rumours of Selena Gomez being involved in the project. A lot of people thought she would be playing Hannah Baker but also felt she might be too old for the role. Finally in 2016, it was announced that Netflix would release it as a 13-episode series, with Selena Gomez serving as Executive producer. Dylan Minnette bagged the role of Clay Jensen, and Katharine Langford would play Hannah Baker. As all books to onscreen translations go, there were a number of changes made. Timeline

In the book, Clay Jensen comes home from school, a week after Hannah Baker’s death and finds the box of cassette tapes waiting for him. He binges through all thirteen tapes in one night, going all over their …

Book Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. She is also the co-author of What If It's Us with Adam Silvera. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at

It was the movie trailer that drew my attention to the book, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. That and because I follow practically everyone involved in the TV series The Flash on Instagram, I was clued in about the movie being made. But like I have said so many times before, I am a huge fan of Young Adult literature and I will read all kinds of new authors who can give me a shred of evidence that this will be an unique story.
Becky Abertalli doesn’t disappoint. Simon is a closeted struggling gay kid who has always loved boys. But he’s caught between the world in which he has always been…

6 Lessons in Friendship from 2 Broke Girls

I finished binge watching 2 Broke Girls early this morning. I was warned that due to the unceremonious cancellation of the series, they left a lot of issues unresolved. We still don’t know if Caroline stuck with Bobby or she went off to be with Candy Andy. (Who was once referred to as ‘The One’ for Caroline in the series and she’d blown it with him.) We are all curious to know if commitment phobic, daddy issues riddled Max actually settled down and went through with her wedding with Randy. She was engaged at the series finale but it is difficult for fans to believe she would go through a wedding without a hiccup or several ones. Their savings was down to 0 and Caroline and Max stuck with the diner jobs they have been trying to escape forever. It was obvious the creators had a season seven planned but due to the series getting axed, none of us the wiser. We really need a 2 Broke Girls movie to tie up all the loose ends. I honestly started watching the show because I wasn’t too happy a…

Review: Anne with An E

Anne of Green Gables  Anne of Green Gables was one of my absolute favourite novels as a young teenager. I discovered this book in the back shelf of my school’s library during the forty five minute library period we were assigned on Friday. I was in the sixth or seventh standard back then, I believe. I used to hate having a surname starting with the letter ‘B’ that would ensure I would get called upon during viva exams as one of the first students! But I didn’t mind going alphabetically during the ‘library class’ because it meant I had the best choices when it came to selecting books to take home for a week and especially the weekend. I loved borrowing books on a Friday. I usually didn’t have to study that evening and more often than not, I finished reading the book I would get from the library.
Anne of Green Gables was sitting quietly in one corner of the school cupboard when I happened to find it. I don’t know if it was the cover or the dog eared pages that appealed to me. I scanned th…