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Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Review: 50 Shades of Grey Triology

There was so much hype about this book I had to read it.
I finished the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy within a week.  I'm not a literary expert, so don't harp me for not being able to analyze the book and find it's "deeper" meaning or "evaluate" the context thoroughly :)

Coming form an average Jane stand point of view I would give this book 

Reason's Why?

  • The only reason why I wanted to read this book, was fairly because I had nothing else to read.  Harry Potter and the Twilight series was well overdue, and I missed the Hunger Games mini thrill.

What's this book about?
  • It's about this 21 year old blue eyed brown haired girl named Anastasia Steele, who meets the richest, hottest bachelor in Washington name Christian Grey; a 27 year old who has grey eyes and cooper hair.  He sweeps her off her feet but she finds out he's unusually kinky and hides a dark past.  Blah Blah Blah... A love story pretty much.  It's a "why choose me, why us?" kind of book.

Pro's
  • Easy read.  I enjoyed reading the book, the author didn't add on any crap words or unnecessary sentences.
  • This book fit my age group.  I could relate to Anastasia's goals and understand how she was feeling.
  • I loved Anastasia's inner battle with herself, it's so witty and funny. 
  • There were crazy events in the book left my jaw dropped.

Con's
  • 50 Shades of Grey will not appeal to the general audience.  Very mature content and I would not suggest this book to anyone who is under 21.  In other words, NOT for teens.  This book has intense and vivid imagery.  
  • There were some parts of the book that were so cheesy that I literarily rolled my eyes while reading, some things were too over rated.

Is this book movie material?
  • I don't see why not.  If they do make a movie out of this I hope they pick an awesome cast!
  • While reading this book my imaginary "Christian Grey" was Ian Somerhalder, perfect fit right?  Christian has some similar traits to Damon of the Vampire Diaries; cocky and overbearing.
Courtesy of IMDB
  • And my imaginary "Anastasia Steele" was Alexis Bledel from the Gilmore Girls!  Very innocent naive girl who also share some similar traits to Anastasia.
Courtesy of IMDB
  • If 50 Shades of Grey does become a movie, I hope it's not awkward to watch.  They may need to change the story line a bit to please the general public.

Overall, I think it's a really great read, and suggest this trilogy to those who can handle mature content.  The love story is quite cute, and in some parts you'll definitely have "I wish I was her" kind of moment.

I purchased this book at a good price from Amazon.

Question of the Day?
What's next on your reading list?
- I have no idea! Haven't found anything yet

-Do you have any book suggestions?-

My Questions for those who read the book.
What did you think about it?
Who would be in your imaginary movie cast?

Have a great weekend! -Vanessa Jhoy
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