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Mary - Buried Under Romance What war is this? Or is it something fantastical?


Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies So far it's looking to be fictional. WWIII or something like that.


Mary - Buried Under Romance Oh I see. It's gearing up to an apocalyptic war or something.


message 4: by jesse (new)

jesse I've also watched my fair share of TV episodes based on this premise

anything new? do you have any names? *waggles eyebrows*


message 5: by Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies (last edited Aug 19, 2013 12:20AM) (new)

Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Nothing new so far, the most recent I can recall is an episode of Foyle's War :D and Carrie's War. Yay for PBS, lol.

(Excellent series btw, watch it!)


message 6: by Basuhi (new)

Basuhi I think I have an aversion to protagonist being younger than me these days. I bet it'll pass but then,
Daisy thinks of herself as a murderer, having killed someone as she draws her first breath. No mother would want that.
She died giving birth to you, then you should honor her, you fool.

Doesn't seem like my kind of book but glad you "accidentally" read it ad enjoyed it, Khanh :D


Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Basuhi wrote: "I think I have an aversion to protagonist being younger than me these days. I bet it'll pass but then,
Daisy thinks of herself as a murderer, having killed someone as she draws her first breath. N..."


Thanks, Basuhi! I try to avoid books with protagonists younger than 15 myself. I understand they're just at the edge of maturity, but I only have so much patience. And unless it's an YA contemporary, having a very young MC in a book just stretches my boundaries of credibility.


sha. {"go book yourself"} excellent review! Now I'm not entirely sure about picking the book because frustratingly annoying MC usually make me feel like this :



* got intrigued into picking up the book after I saw the movie trailer. Looks promising.


Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies sha wrote: "excellent review! Now I'm not entirely sure about picking the book because frustratingly annoying MC usually make me feel like this :
* got intrigued into picking up the book after I saw the movie ..."


I didn't even know there would be a movie before someone mentioned it. It might be more interesting and enjoyable than the book if I don't have to listen to Daisy's narrative.


message 10: by ♥Rachel♥ (new)

♥Rachel♥ Great review, Khanh! :)


 Mummy Cat Claire Wow, really a movie? Well, I guess you get to see Edmund on the big screen. All off creepy Edmund. haha
Great review. I think I'll skip both.


Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Claire wrote: "Wow, really a movie? Well, I guess you get to see Edmund on the big screen. All off creepy Edmund. haha
Great review. I think I'll skip both."


14 year old creepy kid *shudders* it's like Joffrey all over again


sha. {"go book yourself"} hey, tv!Joffrey is awesome, okay. (I still believe that he became that way because no one believed the Dark Knight saved him once...) (view spoiler)


Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies sha wrote: "hey, tv!Joffrey is awesome, okay. (I still believe that he became that way because no one believed the Dark Knight saved him once...) [spoilers removed]"

I loooooove the real Joffrey, such a nice kid :)


sha. {"go book yourself"} I saw a clip of that Joffrey actor with some puppy... heart melting etc. So adorable!


 Mummy Cat Claire Do you think you'll see the movie?


Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Probably not. It looks to be pretty dull and I prefer action movies generally.


message 18: by Sarah (last edited Sep 06, 2014 04:48AM) (new)

Sarah I just watched the movie and from what you wrote in your review it sounds like it was better than the book.

Daisy is still a horrible girl, but she doesn't really narrate the movie, so you don't have to listen to her apathetic voice. Eddie is 16 and the oldest, then Isaac around 14 and Piper around 10. Daisy talks about wanting to reach her 17th year, so we assume she's 16 too. Osbert doesn't exist although there is a next door neighbour who seems to spend most of his time with the siblings, but his name is Joe. Daisy's anorexia isn't spelt out, she just doesn't like the idea of eating most food due to bacteria and what is 'really' is (where cheese comes from, etc.). Eddie still seems able to read Daisy's mind and she appears to have prophetic dreams, but none of that is explained at all.

I thought the movie was above average and immediately came here to see what the reviewers were saying about the book. From your review I won't bother - I hate stream of consciousness, Daisy sounds hateful and having to listen to her voice for an extended period of time sounds rage-inducing and I don't like the sound of Edmond (it seems like the screenwriters improved him quite a lot), so I say no to this book.


Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Movies usually do a good job of representing a shitty boring book and a terrible job of representing a good one. Case in point, Vampire Academy.


WhenFrostiesAttack I think you've completely missed some of the beauty and brutal honesty in this book. Are you really so old you can't remember being 15?


Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Frosties wrote: "I think you've completely missed some of the beauty and brutal honesty in this book. Are you really so old you can't remember being 15?"

I remember being an irritating twit when I was 15. It doesn't mean I have to like a twit in a book just because.


message 22: by Abby (new)

Abby Thank you! Main thing that got me was the quote on her eating disorder. Definitely don't care for that, thanks for including the quote! It's good to know.


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