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Inside Out Book Tag
This might be my favourite animated movie of 2015 (well…have there been other blockbuster animated films? I don’t remember). Anyhow, I was tagged by the exuberant Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse!
Also disclosed is my feels toward each character in the film. Just because.
A book that brings you joy
You know what? Symbolic shit aside, I loathed Joy and hated how she treated Sadness. In terms of books that give joy; the pre-requisite being “putting a smile on my face” then I’ll have to give it to Scott Westerfeld’s Zeroes. it is pure fun that just doesn’t take itself seriously (and that was wonderful!). This book releases in North America on Sept 29. Hype. Bye.
A book that makes you sad
Sadness was such a trooper throughout the film and probably my favourite of the bunch (with good reason). The benchmark I’m going with maintains that I need to elicit some tears; which is a rare feat given what I’ve read. I don’t typically reach for books that are inherently sad (e.g. realistic fiction), so I wouldn’t know if I’d break down and roll up into a fetal position after reading I’ll Give You The Sun or something to that extreme.
Otherwise, I’m going to say my current favourite book of 2015, The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands. If you’re looking for low-key fantasy in a medieval-ish town with alchemy brewing, then this title is something you ought to consider.
A book that makes you angry
Anger was one cool fella in the film. But anger, when reading, isn’t fun at all; especially when you’ve been primed to enjoy it by hype and other shit. Which one do I choose? The fact the I loathed The Red Queen’s Mare? The fact that Cadence and friends in We Were Liars ate so much fufu food and probably wasted most of it? No, that’d be too easy.
Instead, I will say Ann Brashares The Here and Now. At the time, I gave it a 2/5. (I was so generous then). But this book here is like the love child (of a love child) between RQ and WWL. It was terribly annoying and anger comes in the form of wasting my damn time because remember kids: when you’re humanities last hope and baddies are chasing you, don’t forget to play cards for half the book. Maybe they’ll be distracted by you being distracted…or something.
A book that disgusts you
Inside Out’s Disgust was more like Mindy Kaling playing Mindy Kaling in an animated film about her own brain. Secretly. I don’t take joy in naming books that baffled me to the point of rage (well, that’s not true…I kind of enjoy those), but the key focus for one variant to disgust is for something to elicit a “what the fuck?!” reaction (which happens in real life more than in literature). From recent memory, this award goes to one particular scene in Dawn Kurtigich’s The Dead House. If you’ve read it, you know…YOU KNOW.
A book that brings you fear
I kinda wished for fear to have a larger role in the film (maybe it’s because I’m super boring, non-adventurous, and mostly risk-adverse LOL). Either way, what’s scarier than some random schmuck who knows your life story? A morally ambiguous person who deems themselves to be fair and just. This isn’t the traditional heebie-jeebie scare tactics, it’s more unsettling than anything. And while I could have said Mayor Prentiss in The Ask and The Answer (Patrick Ness), I will instead go with The Darkling in The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. (But, really, Mayor Prentiss is still the most morally ambiguous icon I’ve met.)
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