The First Time (2012)
Starring: Dylan O’Brien and Britt Robertson.
I loved this movie. Seriously, it may just be one of my favorite movies I’ve seen in a while.
It’s basically about a young man (Dylan O’Brien) who’s in love with one girl, and then meets another one (Britt Robertson) that tops all of his expectations. They meet at a party, and hit it off instantly, and bond pretty much instantaneously. I feel like this movie is a really accurate portrayal (maybe one of the most accurate I’ve seen) of teenagers and how they think and act, and how things aren’t always what you think they’ll be.
Overall, I think this is a really nice, really accurate, just great movie. The acting is wonderful, the plot is wonderful, and I really just loved it.
Sempiternal - Bring Me The Horizon
I love this album. A lot. I had really high expectations for it because their last album, There Is a Hell…, is one of my favorite albums of all time, and I had a hard time believing that they’d be able to top it, but they totally did it.
This whole album seriously soared way over my expectations within the first few tracks. Sempiternal is one of the most amazing albums I’ve ever heard, and although I still love There Is a Hell…, I think this one may have just topped it.
I love that there’s a really eclectic mix of harder and softer tracks, and I really love that they decided to test the waters and venture into having Oliver actually sing on this one, instead of just screaming. I love his screaming, but it’s really refreshing to hear just some soft, pretty singing thrown in there.
Overall, this is a really amazing album and I’m so ridiculously impressed with it.
Peeps - Scott Westerfeld
I really liked this book. When I first picked it up I wasn’t too sure about it, but after I’d gotten a few chapters in, I realized that it was going to be a really good one.
It’s basically about this guy named Cal who is a carrier of a parasite that is essentially vampirism. He’s not got all of the… strange side effects (cannibalism being the main one), but he is able to infect other people, which he has. The book starts out with him hunting down the sexual and non-sexual partners he’s had that he’s infected, and at first it seems like that may be all there is, but soon the plot starts unraveling to reveal something much bigger and much more interesting going on.
Overall, I think this is a really good book, with interesting plots, relatable (to a certain extent) characters, and amazing writing. It really pulls you in and gets you interested, and once you’re in, you don’t want to stop reading.
trishisthinkingagain asked: So glad you liked Something Like Normal. Thanks!
It was really great! You’re very welcome and thank you!
Starring: Victoria Justice, Jane Levy, Thomas Mann
Loved this. Wren gives up going to the cool party to hunt down her little brother who runs off on Halloween. That’s the just of it I guess. It was really good and funny and a great “teenage movie.” Sad I didn’t get to watch it around Halloween time but it’s definitely going to be a yearly re-watch.
The Devil Inside
I really didn’t like this movie. I normally love horror-type movies, even the ones that are so bad that they’re good. But this one wasn’t even so bad it was good. It was just so bad. There were a few good little makes-you-jump kind of moments, but when it wasn’t scary, it was just flat-out boring. I just couldn’t get into the plot.
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar - Cheryl Strayed
I went into this book thinking I would like it because I really tend to like advice kinds of things, but to be completely honest, this book kind of let me down. Basically it’s just the author giving “advice” on tons of different topics, from small to large. The problem with it, though, is that it tends to be less actual advice and more and more of the author just going on and on about her personal experiences for ten pages and then giving a tiny tidbit of advice in a paragraph at the very end of the segment. A lot of times personal experience can tie into advice columns or whatever you want to call it pretty well, but in this case, it just doesn’t really work for me. There’s way too much information about the author’s personal opinions and experiences and way too little actual advice.
Stay - Deb Caletti
This is a really amazing book. It’s basically about a girl who’s abused by a boyfriend and then leaves town with her father to get away for a while, and it follows everything she does and everything she goes through with that. I think the writing is really good, and it definitely kept me up late at night reading. I definitely recommend it for any young adult book fans, and for any fans of just a good read in general.
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
I feel like I missed something with this book. I don’t know. I know there’s so many people out there that really like it, and I was really excited to read it, but then when I actually started, it just wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. It’s still a pretty good read and I don’t regret reading it or anything like that, but I just didn’t get from it what I felt like I would.
United States of Tara (2009-2011)
Starring: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Brie Larson, Keir Gilchrist, and Rosemarie DeWitt.
I LOVE this show. When I first heard about it, I didn’t quite know what to make of it, but the second I started watching it, I knew I was going to love it. Basically, it’s about a woman named Tara and her husband and two kids… and her multiple personalities. Her main personalities are Alice, the old-time housewife; Buck, the motorcycle-riding, beer-drinking man; and T, the partying sixteen year-old girl. The show follows Tara as she goes through her daily life with her personalities and her family. It is an amazing show that makes you feel in so many different ways. It can be sad, it can be happy, and it can be angering, but you love every second of it.