I read this book for the first time a couple of summers ago, and since then it's become a sort of tradition of mine to pick it up again when summer rolls around. I wouldn't characterize it as a book that has something for everyone, or even something that would appeal to the masses, but for my purposes it works quite nicely. I tend to disagree with a fairly common opinion that it is anti-feminist, in fact in my opinion it is pretty empowering. Which may be why i end up going back to it at the same time every year. Basically if you enjoy a book about life, the real kind, not the made up fairy tale kind then this book may be well suited for you. It's very honest and blunt and not always happy, but it's real and that is what i love about it.
If your looking for a book that will follow the same cannon as the series and the movies however, looking here will prove to be quite the surprise. In truth the series from what i have found is extremely loosely based on the book. In the sense that the series used a few of the same names and characters.. that's really about it.
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