I know that Pokemon Go is pretty much dead and no one plays it anymore, but I started playing it again a few days ago because the second generation Pokemon have been released and I want a Cyndaquil.

I came across this book tag on the blog Read At Midnight and thought it looked fun, so I’m gonna do it! Let’s go!

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the hate u give

This review is spoiler-free.

“…people like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice.”

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is about 16-year-old Starr and what happens to her after she becomes the only witness to a police officer shooting her unarmed best friend, Kalil.

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When it comes to books and their movie adaptations I almost always prefer the book. Like when The Hunger Games trilogy first came out, I bought the first book, loved it, and then brought the second and third book on the days of their release and read them within less than two days, but when it came to the movies I really couldn’t stand them. They cut out so much because they wanted to knock it down from a 15+ to a 12+ to make more money.

In most cases, movies that are based on books always end up cutting a lot out because they don’t have time to cram an entire book’s plot into two hours. However, TV shows have a bit more freedom since they can stretch on season after season, and there are actually a lot of TV shows that I actually prefer to the books they were originally based on. Here are a few shows that I think actually beat their book versions:

(I’ll try not to spoil anything, by the way!)

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I’ve read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher before, but since Netflix are releasing a TV series, at the end of March, based on this book I thought that I’d read it again. This review is going to be spoiler free as I don’t want to spoil the TV series either.

Thirteen Reasons Why is about Hannah Baker, a girl who shocks her community by committing suicide. She leaves behind thirteen cassette tapes, and each of these cassette tapes is for a different person, and these thirteen people are the reasons why she killed herself.

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This year I decided to take part in the 2016 Goodreads reading challenge. If you don’t know what Goodreads is, it’s basically Facebook, but for books. Each year they set a challenge where you get to choose however many books you want to try and read over the course of the year. I chose to read 22 books, since this year I turned 22, myself.

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