A Simple Plan by Darcey Bell
This Christmas the amazing @charandbooks sent me this book as part of my holiday swap package, which I was SOOOO excited for, as I had been impatiently awaiting reading this one, so I could finally see the movie.
This book turned out to be WAY darker than I had been anticipating. I had no idea how many dark themes they would incorporate into one story, but I loved it. I loved the complexity of the characters, and the curve balls that kept getting tossed in. And of course, any book with an unreliable narrator is amazing.
I think this became one of those stories where I THOUGHT I knew what to expect based on movie trailers and once I started reading the book, I realized I had NO IDEA. Which is truly great, and a good lesson why you should never assume you know anything.
This is one of those books where you don’t want to say a lot regarding the plot because readers deserve to enjoy all the twists fresh, but I will say I am more excited for the movie now! So tonight is the night - I’m unplugging the phone and turning on the movie drama! I LOVE Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick and if nothing else, I am dying to salivate all over their wardrobes in this movie. Of course, it never hurts when a movie is based on two strong female leads - I love some good girl drama.
QOTD: Do you prefer to read the book first or see the movie ahead of the read? I almost always insist on reading the book first, because it’s always inevitably better. There have been a few surprises along the way (Molly’s Game is an excellent example) but it always seems that there are more disappointments. And I get it - you can’t fit all the nuance and detail from a book into two hours of film, but you can try hard to nail the important details (Dumbledore screaming at Harry in Goblet of Fire is a good example of THIS).
Let me know - book or movie - or does it matter because they are always a little different?
Hope y’all are having a great night!