A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell
The Movie Was Better!
I watched the movie a few years ago because I am a big fan of Anna Kendrik. When I saw the book on Scribd, I thought I would give the book a chance and, I am not sure if this was worth the time or the energy. I went back and forth with how to rate this book considering, this is my jam usually. I love a good thriller. Where things fall short is that I couldn’t relate to any of the characters, and I didn’t really like them. I feel the casting is what made the movie enjoyable. Stephanie was a mess who blogged her life and needed validation from everyone and, this need to fit in made her the perfect mark. Now Emily, she just pulled no punches you knew she was a badass from the first page. Now Sean I just found him a dull and very pliable person.
Now, the story, yes it was a tad cheesy. You saw a lot of it coming. But you didn’t see it happening the way it did. Or for the reasons it did. That, and only that, made the book good. Really good actually. The twists were well placed it left you turning pages. If the cast of characters were better or more personality-infused, I would have loved this. Overall, I liked it. I might have to see what else this author has to offer just to give it a second chance. Part of my discomfort might be the fact that I watched the movie first and, I usually never do that.
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