Gone Girl

Hey everyone! So, apparently school has taken over my life. Literally. Almost everyday I have an assignment to do that takes all day, or, if I don’t, I basically spend my evening doing nothing because sitting and doing nothing is rare in the life of  the nerdy book girl. So, it was amazing to actually get a full week off due to the weather, which means that I actually got a week to catch up on assignments, finish my history project, and finally return to reading books and writing book reviews.

Before I begin this review, I just want to say one thing: Gillian Flynn is a genius. The fact that someone could come up with a plot so intricate and full of crazy surprises actually thrills me. We need more authors like her.

This novel begins with Nick Dunne waking up on his fifth year anniversary. He’s dreading it, not just the day as a whole, but mostly one thing in particular: his wife’s annual treasure hunt. In these treasure hunts, she usually quizzes him on useless stuff about her that he has obviously failed to pay attention to throughout their relationship. So, typically, the day ends with both husband and wife getting frustrated. In order to avoid this catastrophe, he goes to the bar he owns, downs a few drinks, converses with his twin sister, then heads home. Where is his wife? Gone.

I’m going to have to stop there with the description because if I went any further, I’d have to spoil the book. Still, if you know how it ends, congratulations. I just hope you didn’t feel the pain that I did because I seriously did not expect the turn of events. (Yes, I do live under a rock, if that’s what you’re asking.) Despite the ending, however, and the enormous amount of pain that I had endured throughout the whole thing, I seriously loved this book. It was amazing, and if you’re a book nerd like me, those are hard to come by after you’ve read plenty of good books. Once your standards have been risen by other great books, it’s hard to find novels that actually fit the requirements of an actual good book. The awesome thing is: Gone Girl does that.

I can’t even find anything wrong with this book. That’s the problem I have. It was fast-paced, witty, and full of surprises. Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

If you have read this book, I’d love for you to comment below and tell me if you liked it. If you haven’t read it, DO. It definitely is NOT a waste of time.

 

Happy reading! 😉

How To Kill…

…a fictional character.

(Haha, got you, didn’t I?)

 

Don’t you hate when you read a wonderful novel by this magnificent author and this “magnificent” author kills that person (character) that you just love so much? Yeah, me too.

Well, today, I’m going to show you how it done, so that when you spot these signs of trouble in your book, you can avoid having your heart broken by a small stack of paper binded together. Yes, book nerds, I have found a cure to the illness of heart-breakage by books.

 

How to kill a fictional character:

1.) Create a gripping and fantastic storyline that hooks your reader.

2.) Then, introduce your main characters in a way that the reader cannot help but fall endlessly in love with them. ♥

3.) Now you need a conflict. This conflict needs to be super intense, so that the reader can now be truly engrossed into the story. This is the bait.

4.) In step four, the conflict needs to become even more intense, by adding small little bits of obstacles in the paths of your characters.

5.) Gather all of your characters and make sure that before you “off” this particular character, a love story ensues. That just makes everything better.

6.) Finally, the time has come to kill your character. Carefully choose the timing of the death. If it’s too soon, it fails. If it’s too late, it fails. Make sure you perfectly time this death, so that you can truly hurt that reader in the feels. Now… KILL.