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Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Literature & Fiction, Murder & Crime, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media–as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents–the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter–but is he really a killer? 

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? 

Gone Girl is a novel that has captivated and amazed me; ever since reading this brilliant, masterful piece of literature for the first time five years ago, I have felt this way and still to this day I am madly in love with this book. This superb, shocking, gripping book is by far one of my two favorite reads and books of all time. Gone Girl and Jane Eyre remain reigning queens of my book library, and Gone Girl will stay at the top of my favorite reads list until the end of time! Gone Girl is quite simply marvelous, and no words of mine will be able to do it justice or explain just how taken I am with this enchanting novel… however I am going to try my best to express these thoughts in this review of mine!

Gone Girl is a masterful suspenseful thriller that can easily be compared to Alfred Hitchcock‘s terrifying work. I compare Gone Girl to Alfred Hitchcock because Hitchcock knows how to instill fear in his viewers and the author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn has done just this for her readers. Gone Girl is a cleverly layered story with beautifully written words and enthralling characters that grab the reader from the first page. These two features combined make Gone Girl a compelling, compulsive read that is impossible to put down and that is a rarity these days; especially in the genre of psychological thrillers as too many of these books are sadly predictable!

Rarely do I read books that live up to the title of ‘this book was impossible to put down’ so the fact that Gone Girl has done this has made me a delighted woman. Gone Girl has made for one of the most memorable reading experiences of my life… you know the kind? The kind where it is 4 A.M., and you desperately need to sleep because you have to be up early, but yet you continue to read through the tiredness, you continue to wipe away those tears which stream your eyes when you are exhausted, and you continue to read even though you really shouldn’t. That, in my opinion, is a book which is unputdownable. Not a novel where you say to yourself “Oh this is good, but I need to sleep.” No, if a story is compelling then you will read that book all through the night, and that is what happened to me when I read this book the first…second…third…and fourth time!

You may now be thinking “Wait, you have read this novel four times?!” Yes book lovers, I have and it is because Gone Girl is absolutely incredible; the surprises and twists kept me enthralled and intrigued until the final page. Even when I read this book the second time and so on, I still felt that feeling of trepidation as I turned the page, which is incredible considering I already knew what was going to happen! I am sure the majority of you lovely book lovers know what this novel is about but in case you don’t then here is a brief synopsis of mine!

Gone Girl follows Nick and Amy Dunne; Nick and Amy have been married for five years, and although they appear to be your typical, happily married couple, they are not. Instead, their marriage is not as it seems and it has been strained for a long time. Nick and Amy used to be the dream couple people envied… they were rich and slightly famous, glamorous writers of New York City. However, life can be cruel and soon Nick lost his job and his mother has sadly received a terminally ill diagnosis; these two terrible events meant that Nick and Amy had to pack up and move back to Nick’s home state of Missouri.
Nick and Amy are trying to make the most of this transition, they are being productive and trying to generate a steady income. This income comes in the form of a bar Nick has bought with his twin sister Margo ‘Go,’ although Amy, Nicks wife is the one who bought it.

On the day of Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary, Amy vanishes without a trace while Nick is at work. Nick calls the police immediately when he discovers what happens but the police start to suspect Amy’s disappearance, and soon it is treated as suspicious, and whats worse is that Amy’s ‘ever doting’ husband is the prime suspect.

Gone Girl is a novel with a compelling, intriguing narrative as the narrative alternates after each chapter has concluded. The first narrative is through the eyes of Nick. Nick’s narrative focuses on the investigation into Amy’s disappearance; in his narrative, the reader witnesses Nick reminisce about his troubled history with Amy. As well as this the reader gets to witness a slow unraveling of Nicks dirty secrets and let me tell you book lovers; it makes for a juicy read!

The second narrative is told by Amy through her diary entries starting seven years before the events of her present-day disappearance. The reader gets an exclusive look into the life of Amy Dunne; when the reader first begins to read Amy’s diary entries, we learn how she is full of life and how she is madly in love with Nick. The reader witnesses how Nick charmed and wooed Amy and how he made her fall madly and passionately in love with him.
Amy then starts to write about the first years of her marriage to Nick, she describes the love, the adventure, the fun and silly side of her marriage but soon, cracks begin to appear in their marriage and Amy is brazen about this in her diary. She describes the problems that are happening, the secrets and so much more and soon, her diary entries take a dark and disturbing turn and the last entry, is a deadly twist that will make you question everything.

At this point in Amy’s narrative, the reader will be full of questions, questions such as: is Nick involved in Amy’s disappearance? Did he murder her and if so why? Was she kidnapped? What happened to Amy? … the questions are endless, and so they compel you to continue to race to the end of the book to have all your questions answered!

The dual perspective that features in this novel is wildly enjoyable, as well as refreshing and unique which made it, for me, an even more incredible story. I have a degree in Psychology, and so I love being in the mind of a person… what I love even more is being in the mind of a married couple! I enjoyed reading this dual narrative because I got to learn both sides of the story; the dual narrative made for an intense read because you do not know who is telling the truth at first, and so it compels you to reach the end to find out the truth!

The diary entries of Amy Dunne was marvelous, and if you readers know anything about me by now from my previous book reviews, you will know that I love novels that feature diary entries! They are compelling because they allow the reader to get to the nitty-gritty of the character. The narrative and Amy’s diary entries can only be described as a ticking time bomb; you know that everything is about to explode at one point, but you do not know when and that is the mastery of Gone Girl!

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Gone Girl is an important piece of literature, and I could easily sit here and write paragraphs upon paragraphs about just how important this novel is. Gone Girl is poignant as it brings the reader’s attention to the crucial line between privacy and invasion; but also the importance of not succumbing to the trickery nature of the devious media and their representation of their ‘victims’ (in this particular case Nick Dunne). All of these factors are very true, and I could sit here and write at length about these facts; however, this is not that kind of review. My review of Gone Girl is a review where I want to write about my admiration for Gone Girl freely and to proclaim to you lovely readers that it is a masterful novel that every book lover should have the pleasure of reading!

Before I read a book, I always love to investigate the author and their inspiration for their book, be it a piece of fiction, or non-fiction. I love to do this so that I can delve into their psyche and gain a better understanding of their work. Steig Larsson‘s inspiration for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the most shocking and heart-breaking inspirations I have ever heard of so if you do not know his inspiration, then please click on the words The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to go to my review to read all about it.
Flynn too had a unique inspiration that fits perfectly with her disturbing and original novel. Flynn was interested and intrigued by the psychology and dynamics of a long-term relationship; when I read an article on this I was immediately enthralled and ecstatic with glee as Psychology is a huge passion of mine. It made me love the novel before I even started reading it! I felt this way because I already knew from Flynn’s inspiration that Gone Girl would be so much more than your regular mystery-crime novel but rather an in-depth, troubling look into the Psychology of a marriage and how a breakdown of a marriage can end in disastrous consequences.

As a reader, I want to know about the characters psyche and their thought processes; whenever I do read this in a novel I immediately am hooked, and Flynn for sure has created an enigmatic set of characters within her story and divulged in their psyche to epic proportions. Flynn’s ability to write smart, devious characters is remarkable and grips you as a reader very early on.

Nick Dunne was a hugely lovable character in my opinion; he is lovable because he is clueless with an air of naivety about him. When he first discovers Amy is missing he is completely lost and confused, Nick has no idea on what he should be doing, no idea about what has happened to his wife and he certainly does not know how to act around the media who are frenzied in their reports. At this point in the novel I had already fallen madly in love with Nick because if you were in his situation, walking in his shoes, you would most likely be feeling the same way… I know I would be! What would you do if the whole of the world’s media’s glare was placed on you and every move you took, every facial expression you expressed was up for debate? Think about it, what would you do? I would find it hell on earth, and so I pray that never happens to me!
Nick was lovable to me because he is a regular, and ordinary human being who is in a tricky and unsettling predicament. Does he have media training like these politicians you see on the TV? Hell no! He, unlike politicians and even celebrities, has not been trained on what to say, how to move, how to look, nothing. So poor old Nick became loved by me as he is a very relatable, naive character. However! He was not always on my good books as I had a minor love-hate relationship with him. These next two chapters will contain a slight spoiler, so you have been warned!

SPOILER – Nick is a cheater and when I found out that Nick had been unfaithful to beautiful Amy with a twenty-something-year-old student of his I wanted to unleash HELL upon him! How dare he do this to his loving wife, how dare he break the sanctity of marriage and poison it. Cheating, in my opinion, is the worst thing you could ever do as a human being (besides murder and obvious crimes of course) so I was raging at this point. Amy is a beautiful, intelligent girl and he decided to risk his marriage to a perfect loving wife for a quick thrill to cure his mid-life crisis. No, no way is this justifiable so Nick I hate you so much for this but at the same time I can’t help but still love you because you are a fool.

SPOILER – When I read that Nick was a cheater, it made me think about the attraction between an older, mature man and a younger woman. I won’t bore you lovely readers with the details of my marriage, but I am in my mid-twenties whereas my husband is older and I love this! Growing up I was always intrigued by older people because I felt like a thirty-year-old when I was fifteen! I looked as if I was in my mid-twenties also and love to define myself as an old soul.
The woman in this novel who has an affair with Nick, I believe, was attracted to the maturity of an older man and I can’t blame her for this. Some younger woman (and this is the definition of me) want the same things a typical thirty-year-old man want. For instance, most men over thirty traditionally wish to settle down, they have had their fun, their young adventures with their friends and partied and got it all out of their system. Now they mostly want to find a sweet woman, marry them, have children and make a home. Personally, I have always wanted these things and wanted a family young, be married young and have a home young and I believe that is why the mistress (I hate that word!) in this novel was so infatuated with Nick. I may have droned on a bit just know, but I hope you see my point book lovers!

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Now it is time to write about my favorite character of all, Amy Dunne; this beautiful, incredible, talented woman who I may add is also a crazy, psychotic messed up b**ch (excuse my French!). She may be mad, but I cannot help but fall madly in love with her madness and the method to her madness. Amy is one hell of a dedicated woman, and if you have seen the movie or read the novel then you will know exactly what I mean! She is dedicated and determined and for that pat yourself on the back Amy. I feel like I need to discuss the big spoiler that resolves around Amy in this novel so again, if you do not know this spoiler and do not want to be spoiled then skip this next chapter!

SPOILER – Amy was faking her disappearance all along. She conjured up a plan, faked her disappearance, faked the diary, and faked the evidence all to get revenge on her cheating, foolish husband, Nick Dunne. Oh wow, Amy, I love you, you pulled off a masterful and devious plan that takes the skill and intellect of someone as intelligent as Einstein! How you even conjured it up, I do not know, but what I do know is that I love you for it and admire your dedication. I never have, in all of my life heard or read of someone so determined to fake their disappearance and murder that you plan on killing yourself to make your husbands live a living hell and to send him “Up the river.”

My thoughts on Nick and Amy Dunne’s narratives are that their narrative is one of the best, most thought-provoking narratives I have ever read; their narration is a wonderful inside look into two complicated and unreliable personalities. The narration of Nick and Amy can only be described as twisted, devious but also explosively enjoyable and let’s not forget unreliable!
SPOILER – The unreliability of their narrative is apparent when we discover Nick and his affair; he was not the ever-doting, faithful husband we first believed but rather a cheating liar. Amy was not reliable narrative because she was not the lovely, sweet and innocent victim but a masterful, devious, psychotic woman who had planner her disappearance all along.

Another character that features heavily in this novel and is also a favorite of mine is Nick’s twin sister, Margo (also known as, Go). I found Margo to be fabulous! Margo is a hilarious, witty character who injected some much-needed humor into the novel which was welcome from the dark nature and air of disturbance that surrounds this book. Her relationship with her brother Nick was incredible and the humor they both shared was fantastic, and it was evident to me that their twin bond is strong! I have twin boys, so I hope that one day my children will have a bond like theirs!
Besides my love of Margo’s humor, I also adored her sisterly love for Nick. She stuck by Nick through the media frenzy and ridicule of her brother, even when she learned of his dirty secrets; this is true sibling love, and I admire her for this!

My review for Gone Girl is already epically long (I am sure you can tell just how much I love this novel!) but please do stay with me a little longer while I quickly write about my love of Flynn’s writing. I will start these next few chapters with one of my favorite quotes of Gone Girl!

“When I think of my wife, I always think of her head”. “And what’s inside it. I think of that, too: Her brain, all those coils, and her thoughts shuttling through those coils like fast, frantic centipedes. Like a child, I picture opening her skull, unspooling her brain and sifting through it, trying to catch and pin down her thoughts. What are you thinking, Amy?” 

Reading this quote still has the ability to send chills through my body! I find that even as I am typing now, my mind is working overtime to analyze and decode what Nick Dunne just said. The psychology behind this is immense and this combined with Flynn’s brilliant literature makes this a spine-tingling sentence, and if this doesn’t convince you to read Gone Girl then I don’t know what will!

Flynn’s writing is effortless and enchanting; this quote is my favorite because of the profound, dark nature of it. I think we have all thought what Nick is thinking at a point in our life right? When I first met my husband I so desperately wanted to know what he thought about me, I wanted to be inside of his brain (which sounds incredibly weird I know!) and know all of his thoughts, and I think this quote, in general, symbolizes marriage perfectly.

Now we have finally come to the end of my review for the magnificent Gone Girl! Thank you so much for reading my very long review, I appreciate it so much! To summarise my thoughts, I would say that Gone Girl is a deliciously, devious, ingenious and astounding thriller that demands to be read! Of course, this novel gets Five Stars from me! It would be a crime for me not to.

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read my (very long!) review of Gone Girl. Please do comment below because that is my favorite part of writing; getting to interact with all of you wonderful readers! Let me know whether you have read this novel, what you thought of it if you have and also let me know if you haven’t whether you would consider reading it! If you have not read the novel but seen the movie, then let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours! Thank you so much for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Click the link below to read a preview! If you like what you have read then click buy and it will take you to Amazon U.K.! Below this preview also is a link for Book Depository if you live in a country other than America!

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Mini Movie Review

Gone Girl is one of the many movies that has been adapted into a film, and so I feel compelled to write a little bit about the movie adaptation of Gone Girl!
I am in no way a movie reviewer but what I am is a movie lover. My husband and I go minimum twice a week to the cinemas and growing up every Saturday my family, and I would go, so I love movies! To say Gone Girl is a perfect adaptation is an understatement… it is THE adaptation. The fact that Gone Girl is the perfect adaptation may be down to the fact that Flynn screen wrote the movie, but I think it would have been perfect anyway! Everything from the novel I wanted included was included, and I think the casting of Ben Affleck (who I adore!) for Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike (who I also adore!) for Amy Dunne were perfect and they captured the characters of Nick and Amy perfectly.

Thank you so much again for reading! 

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K-lee Starland
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When I received this book recommended by this site, I couldn’t put it down. So much fun and intrigue!

scarletwings
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Great review! I also recently read this novel and oh did I love it 😀 YES! it is one of those stories that make you jump out of your seat. However, I did not enjoy the movie as much.

Natasha
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Great review 🙂 I loved the movie. I really wish I had read the book before hand, as I usually do with books that are turned into movies. I can’t wait to eventually read the book.

Mike Finn
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Thank you for such a thoughtful review. I was put off by the hype around this book. It was everywhere at one point. Then the movie came out and the ads made me think – slick, glossy, trendy, insubstantial.

Now I’ve read your review “Gone Girl” is on my list.

reocochran
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My name is Robin. I use my maiden name initials “REO” thanks for asking me.
When we finished reading the book, my youngest daughter and I felt that Amy was pregnant with “demon seed.” Neither of them is really “good parent material!” The book was interesting and my friend who is a teacher loved it. I’m glad you don’t mind my disagreeing. 🙂

Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog)
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Fantastic review…of a book that I have read several times and saw the film. Have pinned & tweeted! C x

Lorna Flaws
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Lorna Flaws

A very heartfelt review.
I’ve only watched the movie so i’m interested to know what are some interesting aspects of the story I might have missed out by not reading the book?

Alice The Hollow Fox
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Have heard so much about this book but I haven’t got a chance ti read it yet. I’m still afraid I can’t “commit” to the book till the very last page. Great review thou! And thanks for stopping by mine 🙂

karen
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I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet! But I will now I’ve read your excellent review. Very best wishes. Karen

Sharmishtha Basu
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Seen the movie. Its brilliant

rvpatlivingyoung
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Thanks for stopping by and liking my post. I love your review of this book and will definitely add it to my list of must reads!

LindaGHill
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I think what I loved about Gone Girl the most was that it didn’t give in. Flynn didn’t shy away from the ending, which is what so many people hated about it. Great great book.
Thanks so much for following me. I look forward to reading more of your reviews, and maybe even sending my book to you before it’s published, if you accept ARCs. 🙂

psychokiller
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Have you stopped loving books?

alittlecornerofme
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This is on my to read book list, a list I really need to crack on with…

noteablepad
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This is such a great review! I really really want to read Gone Girl now .. I loved the movie, it completely blew my mind and I genuinely didn’t expect that plot twist.

Patrisya
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Actually, after I had read your review I bought the book! 🙂 So Gone Girl is my first book written by Gillian Flynn. I have just started reading but I can already say that book is really good, just as you said in your review. Thanks!

Shelved Ramblings
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Wow, what an incredibly thorough review! To be honest, you’re not the first person I’ve met who enjoyed the book so much, but you are the first to actually give me some valid reasons. When I read it, I gave it about a 3.5/5 simply for the fact that I could have not read the book and been fine with my life. You are right, though – Gillian Flynn is a masterful writer, especially when it comes to her characters and psychological ruination. You’ve got a great blog here, and thanks so much for liking my post!

hoiyinli
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Excellent review (although I stopped reading when you said so because I haven’t read the book yet!). I knew Gillian Flynn was next on my to-read list, but you have just convinced me to read Gone Girl first!

deepaantony20
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I loved Gone Girl too. It’s most probably the best thriller I’ve read around these years. The w things the plot and the narrative did to my head, hardly any book has done to me. I love what Gilliam Flynn does with words.
I also loved Sharp Objects and The Grownup. My review of The Grownup is just around the corner.

Dawn Hall
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Dawn Hall

Hi I loved Gone Girl and even though I loved the film as always you just can’t put it all into a film, this book,I prefer the books to many films and this is no exception, it is a gripping story with quite a few twists and I wished I had read the book before I saw the film , Dawn

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gregorystackpole
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Sold. This will be the first non-professional novel I read. Christmas break, it is. That protagonist can go from honest to quirky-or-creepy-? super-fast.

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crimson613
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this is one of my favorite books for the exact reasons you’ve listed! 🙂 And Amy is just incredible, I know a lot of people don’t like her but she just amazes me, all of the things she did just because her husband cheated on her (i don’t think a sane person would go so far as to fake their death JUST to get back at their cheating husband)

I also watched the movie and thought it was PRETTY GOOD. I do prefer the novel but for an adaptation I was pretty satisfied 🙂

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calcuttamiss
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Amazing review! This is exactly what I thought about the book. Simply mind blowing. Perfect “Psychological Thriller”. Personally i love the character of Amy. She is fucked up genius!

clemireads
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Great article!! I need to reed that book like right now 😉

sunherisufi
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Well, I always wanted o be a redhead 🙂 You are a redhead who is obsessed with books…an instant connect! Liked this review of yours. I have only read ‘Gone Girl’ by Giliian Flynn and was floored by it! Darkness & me are old friends 🙂 Thank you for stopping by & following my blog too 🙂

sunherisufi
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Cheers 🙂

Vickie Lester
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Hello Mrs. RedHeadedBookLover! I read the book, read the screenplay, and am married to someone who worked on the film. I just want to say Ms. Flynn, besides being “deliciously devious, ingenious and viperish,” is also sardonic and sly (and a sweetheart). The ending is so mordantly darkly funny, in both film and book. Three cheers for multiple readings! I do that too.

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kyria
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Nice article. The movie was good, but if I have to choose I’ll definitely stay with the book.

karla620
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Yes that book was amazing, after reading your r review- I am wanting to read it again. Thx 🙂

karla620
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Crazy, Nick -an idiot for cheating, guess he didnt know who he was dealing with, Amy ‘scary smart’ for knowing how to stick it to him, and a good description of a narcissistic -sociopath, (both of them, perhaps – just one more to the extreme than the other). what did you think?

Jude
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It’s interesting how we all differ. I’m probably the only person who actually only got through the first couple of chapters of this book before giving up!

Jude
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I’d have to re-read it to tell you, it was ages ago. I think it just seemed to take ages to get anywhere, and maybe the style of writing. If I can dig it out of my Kindle library I’ll have another read and let you know!

Jude
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The only book (trilogy) I’ve ever read twice was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Couldn’t put them down! 📚😊

Jude
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No probs at all! 😀

Jude
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It’s one long story, you need to read all 3! 😀

Jude
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😕🙂☺😊📚📙📕

Jude
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The only one in recent times was The Girl on the Train. That was pretty good. I mostly live on a diet of Nordic crime at the moment! 😀

Jude
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I definitely enjoyed the book more than the film. And yes it would have been good to know more about the bad guy!

Jude
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I’m really hopeless at analysing books. I would just say the curiosity of who did it drew me on!

Jude
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I think the fact that the film was set in America and the book in England made it a bit strange for me. Hard to describe what wasn’t quite right.

Jude
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Absolutely​!

Jude
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All of them! Loved The Bridge!

Jude
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It was on TV here ☺

Jude
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Loved the Killing, I only watched the Nordic version.

shweta1625
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Another book which my friend keeps suggesting 😁 Yes, I think now is the time I made time for some serious reading!

shweta1625
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Thanks! U have a lovely blog😊 My name is Shweta. Please do check out my blog and let me know your thoughts on my posts as well😊

shweta1625
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Nice to meet you too Aimee😊

shweta1625
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I’m from India😀 Where are you from?

shweta1625
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In Goa, land of sun and beaches😎 though I haven’t been to many despite living here

shweta1625
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I don’t live close by the beach actually, but whenever I get a chance, I do visit, I love beachwalks with my friends 😊

shweta1625
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Hey that’s okay 😊 happens to me too, hope u had a lovely holiday 😊

shweta1625
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Ha ha. Across the seas travel is not possible for me 😁

shweta1625
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Oh wow 😊

shweta1625
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😁 yes, that’s really sweet 😊

shweta1625
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No never been anywhere out of India🙈 Hoping to visit soon

shweta1625
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Yup, I so want to visit Paris😊 I want to visit the Louvre Museum and see the Eiffel tower 😍

shweta1625
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Yup sure!! I wish i visit them some day😁

shweta1625
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Not exactly.. But i just get that romantic feel when i just think about paris or look at the effeil tower 😁

shweta1625
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I want to visit Venice too 😍

shweta1625
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I have seen Gone Girl movie. I want to try the book now😁 yes, my friend has great taste and an amazing book collection too. I have to borrow her copy I think 😁 I enjoy reading thrillers as well

shweta1625
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Yes I love watching movies, though admittedly less of English movies, I’m more of a Bollywood movie fan

shweta1625
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Sure😊 Have u watched Airlift or Neerja?

shweta1625
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Both are based on real life stories actually. Neerja is the story of a brave 23 year old flight attendant who sacrificed her life to save all the people on board from terrorists. And Airlift is the story of Air India evacuating Indians from Saddam Hussain invasion in Quwait. Its the biggest airlifr operation in the world

shweta1625
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However if u want to watch some typical Bollywood film u can watch 3 idiots or Chennai express

shweta1625
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I am good😊 how r u and how was ur trip?

shweta1625
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Wow that sounds wonderful ☺️ glad to hear about it.. Do we get to read a blog post on it soon? 😜

shweta1625
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Yes maybe u could start a travel blog 😀

shweta1625
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Oh haan, or maybe u could just share photos of the locations! 😁

shweta1625
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Thats okay😁 U can reply whenever u can, I’m always here😁

shweta1625
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Last weekend all I did was quilling 😁 and finished off flash season 3

shweta1625
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Quilling is a paper craft. U roll tiny bits of paper to make different objects. U can check the quilling section in my blog😁 see if u like any of it, u can give it a try. It’s really easy😊

shweta1625
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It is really easy 😁

shweta1625
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Somebody once gave me an envelope with quilling on it. I liked it so decided to try it 😁 and then my interest grew so I started making of my own

shweta1625
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😂😂 no none so far

shweta1625
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I normally don’t like these superhero types but I liked flash. Just watching it once again n see if it connects😊

shweta1625
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I just finished with the lunar chronicles series and i am still literally “over the moon” about it.

shweta1625
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Its set in the future with cyborgs and androids and the moon is colonized and ruled by a queen!!

shweta1625
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The best part i loved about this series is dat each book is based on a fairy tale. So it’s like the fairy tales like Cindrella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White as we know it with the elements of the future 😀

shweta1625
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Then u will love this series!! 😊

shweta1625
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Oh I din know dat.. I get so wary when I hear that a book is converted into movie or TV show. I just wish they do it justice. I would love to see it

shweta1625
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No I haven’t read the maze runner, my friend has the full collection and she is always suggesting them to me, I think I should start looking at them 😜

shweta1625
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Yes, want to try to.. There r like so manyyy books that I’m yet to read

shweta1625
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Yes sure, 😊

shweta1625
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No i haven’t seen the movies either. Sometimes I get confused if i should go fr the books first or the movies

shweta1625
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Yes i agree😁😊

shweta1625
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Naa not seen Divergent, and I just saw the trailer of the maze runner once

shweta1625
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Horror is a genre I haven’t read yet😜 So i didnt read any of the Stephen kimg books but this weekend we are going to watch the IT movie, I hope I survive it😜

shweta1625
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Well thats nice😊 have a lovely weekend

shweta1625
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Do u like fantasy fiction? U may like this series

shweta1625
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I loved it.. I was in the hangover of its glamour, still m 😜 there are 5 books in it

shweta1625
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Hmm.. Not sure😜 But give it a try either way😀

shweta1625
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Or have you already read it? 😀

shweta1625
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😁 check out my review of the book, u may like it

shweta1625
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Yes I read all the five books and I lovedd it😍

shweta1625
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I loved how each of them is based on a fairy tale. The Fairest in particular I liked.

rmcalzada
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I really enjoyed your review of Gone Girl, both the book and the film versions. I have yet to read the book, but thoroughly enjoyed the movie adaptation.

rmcalzada
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Absolutely! Currently I’m just finishing a book, then I’ll be free to start a new one.

GRuchirG ("Jee" Ruchir "Jee")!
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well from quite some time this book is resting in my wishlist but till now haven’t bought it, once gone through the pages and language seems a bit hard. well lets see when i will order this one. BTW, a good and detailed review.. Ruchir.

melaniekristy
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This is a great review! Flynn’s writing is spectacular and she goes an amazing job at writing flawed and complex characters. Have you read her other books? I think my favorite might be Sharp Objects, and that’s because a few things stand out as extra creepy and macabre to me.

– Melanie

herismeorg
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Great detailed review! I enjoyed reading the story because it truly terrified me about secret human behaviors. I don’t think that I could ever talk myself into watching the movie – too real. Thank you for leading me to your blog. I am a HUGE book reader and enjoy reading your reviews 🙂

herismeorg
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I will work on my courage 🙂 I have yet to see Attonement too, for the same reasons. SO many real emotions and overall real-ness.

Ju
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Awww. I admire the way you have written your reviews! Very well written. <3 I will definitely come back here to learn more, if you don't mind. 🙂 Thank you also for your kind words on my blog (I only read it today, soz). Keep it up! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Ju
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Thank you! I have a lot to learn! 😁😁😁

Ju
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Unfortunately, not yet. But I have seen the film and I liked it. In that case I can bet that I’d like the book even more because you know, boks are always better then the movies 😉😉😉

Ju
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She’s scary! Hehe and she’s very clever. But I was just wishing she could’ve used that cleverness in a positive way. 😊how about you, what did you think of her?

Ju
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Not the kind of man I want to be married to. Though he’s handsome. Haha! 😂😂😂

Ju
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Ha! Yup! Very handsome indeed <3

Ju
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Yep! I like Dare Devil! 🙂 I haven’t seen The Town but I will probably look for it now that you mentioned it hehe any more books or movies recommendations? I am actually trying to re-read my old books so I can make a review about them hehe 🙂 🙂 🙂

Ju
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Haha! Try it, it’s a good movie! 🙂

Ju
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Yep I saw that one and I liked it too! <3

Ju
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I agree! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Ju
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That’s great! I like horror/thriller kind of films 🙂 Conjuring, Insidious, etc… How about you?

Ju
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I like Insidious too. 🙂 Have you heard about IT? The recent one? Can’t wait to see that!

Juvie
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Noooooo! So sad but I’d really love to get a hold of that book! I wonder if we have it here in the Philippines? I’d have to check with the bookstores lol but I WILL WATCH THIS FILM hahahaha I won’t let anything stop me from doing so! 🙂

Juvie
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Definitely! <3

Ju
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I did! Not as scary as the first movie, though. Honestly, I’ve watched a lot of horror films and the only one that creeped me out was The Conjuring. I kept on looking at the bottom of my bed!

Juvie
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Yes, I did both but I liked the first movie more, though I liked all of them ha!!! 🙂 Have you heard about the new film Mother starring J.Lawrence? I have my eyes on that movie and I’d definitely watch it 🙂

Juvie
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Agree! Excited to see that 🙂

Juvie
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I liked the movies but I haven’t read the books! 🙁 I believe (based on experience) that books are always better than films lol so I’d have to get hold of the books as soon as I have the means 🙂 I also want to get those Harry Potters! I’ve been wanting them for yeaaaaaars but I buy other things instead lol I think this is the year I have to fulfill those promises to myself hehe

Juvie
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Gosh, I have another set of books to buy! I’d probably just put them on my wishlist this Christmas… <3

Juvie
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It’s okay! I also enjoy talking to you 🙂 Yes, I love Christmas <3 <3 <3 I dunno but it gives me a very positive feeling. It's as if nothing could go wrong and even if it does, it doesn't really affect me much. Weird lol but I love Christmas. It's very festive and happy! 🙂

Juvie
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OMG hahaha! Having babies… I’m scared! Lol. I’ve been hearing stories about how terribly PAINFUL it is. It’s like I don’t want to have babies anymore! Hahahaha

Juvie
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I’m already 31 and no babies yet! I’m being left behind! Hahaha body clock’s ticking… Tick Tock Tick Tock 😀 😀 😀

Juvie
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Thanks for keeping my hopes up! 🙂 🙂 🙂 not really stressed about it but my friends are bothering me. Lol

Juvie
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OMG I’ve seen a few videos of water birth and I’m really curious!!! Is it all natural, no pain killers etc??? @__@

Juvie
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Yeah, I think some really prefer all natural. Brave women!!! <3

Juvie
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That’s really amazing!!! <3 <3 <3

Juvie
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It’s truly magical, eh? I have a friend who’s a nurse and she’s telling me birth stories, how amazing a woman’s body can carry a life inside her womb and how wide the vajayjay can expand during delivery 🙂 🙂 🙂

Juvie
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Twins!! Oh, I love twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc!!! For me they’re like magic! Hahaha when I was younger, I dreamt of having twin babies, a boy and a girl! Hahahaha

Juvie
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Sorry for the late response! Been out for a vacation 🙂 I love the positive vibe Christmas brings. It’s like everyone is in a good mood. I like the smell of cold air, bibingka, puto bumbong, the christmas lights, christmas trees, the gifts. 🙂 Bibingka and Puto Bumbong are Pinoy delicacies usually sold during Christmas season. 🙂

Juvie
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We went to Baguio 🙂 I’ll post a Travel Blog soon as I’m done with the draft <3 It was fun but tiring at the same time. Haha!

Juvie
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It’s okay! It’s a place in the Philippines. 🙂 It’s very high up there’s fog all over the place. The Philippines is a tropical country so this isn’t common 🙂

Juvie
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Sure! Thanks! <3

Juvie
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Yes!!! We didn’t have Christmas Tree until last year. Can you believe that?! Hahaha whenever I see Christmas Trees in the films, I knew I would get one someday. We usually decorate the house with just christmas lights. So you can imagine how exciting it was when we had our first Christmas Tree. Even if it’s a small one, I still get happy when I see it put up <3

Juvie
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I know! 😀

Juvie
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I finished the books 🙂 I borrowed all of them hahaha so I didn’t own one but I already finished them 😀 I just like to have my own copy so I can get back to them when I want! <3 I'd love to relive the magic <3

Juvie
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It’ll be the one where Snape dies. Very unexpected. Haha!

Juvie
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I like Hunger Games and Divergent 🙂 How about you? 🙂

Juvie
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I think you haven’t haha I’ve seen both movies and I liked them both hehe but I haven’t finished the Divergent Franchise yet :p

Juvie
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I’m from the Philippines, Amy 🙂 Not sure if you’ve heard of it but it’s in Asia 🙂

Juvie
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Palawan is one of the greatest place you can visit! There’s a lot of beautiful beaches here if you’re into it. I haven’t really travelled a lot. I just started enjoying it lol I used to end one whole year without planning any vacation. Just wake up, work, eat, sleep, repeat. Haha!

Juvie
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When we went there, the beaches aren’t too busy. They are isolated and you have to ride a boat to get to one beach to another 🙂

Juvie
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We just went to Baguio 🙂 It was really cold and was raining every afternoon so we had to cut a few of our trips. But we still enjoyed the vacation! 🙂

Juvie
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I agree! Hehe my friend has two boys and she’s already beaten so I can imagine what more having 4 kids! If it’s her she’d probably die. Lol salute to all moms for being their kids’ everything. <3

Juvie
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That’s one of the things I want in life. Be a mother. But now I’m scared. Hahaha! I know it’ll be worth the pain and all once you’ve seen your bundle of joy <3

Juvie
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<3

Juvie