My Saturdays are kind of dry without the recaps, so I wanted to bless your timeline with a second installment of “Things I Want to See in Grownish Season 3.”
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If you’ve been following this blog over the course of 2019, you know how much I love gushing about The Poet X. It was my first read of the new year and I’m thankful for that. It only made since to continue on with another one of Elizabeth Acevedo’s masterpieces.
This copy of With the Fire on High was purchased at my local bookstore, The Book Cellar, and that’s also where I took these two pictures. It’s a really cute book shop and I’m thinking about going back and taking more pictures. Comment below if you’d be interested in a post on that.
The minute I started this book, I knew I’d made a mistake.
With the Fire on High is the kind of story that requires a devotion of your day. Setting it down leads to a total dissatisfaction until you can pick it up again. I spent several nights with heavy eyelids, telling myself it would only be one more chapter.
With that being said, let’s get into the actual review.
I had seen this around social media but I hadn’t thought too much of it until I saw Kat gushing about it on her blog. I decided I should watch it, and boy was it worth watching. I finished all eight episodes one after the other. It was beautiful.
The basic premise is that Elsa’s friends are worried about her because she is still obsessed with her ex, despite the fact that he’s now in a relationship. He also cheated on her but that seems to be out of Elsa’s focus. In hopes of helping Elsa, her two best friends pay a male escort to stage a relationship with Elsa and eventually hookup with her, as the name ensues.
I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han pretty recently. The main reason I read the book was because of all the hype the movie was getting.
I had a feeling I would like the movie better and that feeling proved true. I’m not a big fan of teen romance novels but I love the films. I also feel like this concept works better as a film. The movie did a great job of condensing the book and taking its own turns. I loved the way it played out on screen.