Ten Things I Hate about You
“I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you....more
Okay, maybe not in such a dramatic fashion, but if you don't know/love/like the movie, this book is quite boring. While the main story is nice and could be real fun, what we get here is short and superficial and ... just not really good. It's as if Levithan ticked off the different events of the movie without going into much detail and within a few pages you're presented ...more
10 Things I Hate About You is a movie based on the "Taming of the Shrew" written by William Shakespeare, and is a brilliant modern adaptation. Characters names are linked and I have to say when reading the play for the first time in college I found myself thinking back to the film to understand what was happening!
First of all...I absolutely love this film...like to the point I can repeat 3/4 of the film while its on, and it never fails to make me cry!
I had seen the film before I ...more
Meet Bianca Stratford, the most wanted sophomore at Padua High. She's sweet and pretty and totally boy-crazy.
Meet Cameron James and Joey Donner. They're both totally crazy for Bianca. Which one has her heart? Alas, neither.
For there's a hitch to the stitch: Bianca's dad, who decrees, "No way."
Translation: No dating at least until Bianca's older sister starts going out.
Which means, pretty much never.
Meet Kat Stratford. She's Bianca's surly, sarcastic sister.She hates everyone - especially the "un...more
The movie, 10 Things I Hate About You is absolutely my favorite movie or well, one of my favorites. I love the story, the characters and the plot itself. It's just so sweet and cute. In short, I totally love it despite the inconsistencies of some scenes.
The story is about two sisters, Kat and Bianca who have a strict father. Bianca can't date if Kat ...more
The good thing about reading the book, and that's why it has 3 stars, is that now I feel like watching the movie again :)
Not only does it convey the spirit of the movie which I enjoyed but it skillfully omits most of those cringeworthy parts that seemed to be required for teen movie viewing.
Besides... ya gotta love a Shakespeare inspired story that retains the phrase "mewling rampalian wretch!"
You probably won't like this book unless you've seen the movie, though. It sticks to the plot exact, with a few added details as far as the characters' thoughts. Only difference is that the author added more to the ending.
And the last sentence was a complete run-on, but who cares. Spazzing right now. David Levithan, you are so awesome! Kudos! :-bd
I absolutely LOVE the movie 10 Things I Hate About You so when I saw the book at the library I knew I had to read it!! The book is almost exactly the same as the movie which is perfectly fine by me! It was just like I watching the movie tonight as I read it and I fell in love with it all over again (:
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Nobody at Padua High School fits that description.”