17 January 2011
Anyway, I bought the book shortly after watching the movie. While reading I had tried to keep an open mind, but it's very hard to keep from comparing it to the movie. For the first.. two-thirds of the book I found it very hard to relate to the characters. April's character seemed much more.. cold and "far away," so to speak. The last third of the book was really interesting, though. In comparison the first part was kind of boring and drawn out. It took me a while to make my way through it because something about it just wasn't rubbing me the right way, but towards the end I was really drawn in and felt I could personally relate a lot better. Overall, it's a good book. I feel the movie did a better job of playing out the story (though the book did go more in depth with all the different characters), but this was still a good read.