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Bird Box
Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
Something is out there . . .Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, Malorie has long dreamed of fleeing to a place where her family might be safe. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboatblindfoldedwith nothing to rely on but Malorie's wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odysseya trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motley group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outsideand confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman's breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
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Jhullie
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Wow! This was such a compelling read. I read the bulk of it in one day. It is so well written I could feel the fear of opening my eyes. I found myself holding my breath, trying to listen with Malorie in the boat. Far, far better than the film.

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TheSpineView
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Klou Good choice. I read this one in October, fantastic book! 3mo
TheSpineView @Klou Still on my TBR list!!📚📚📚 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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🖤 thriller
🖤 haunted house 🏚
🖤 the tagged book freaked my out!!!

#ThoughtfulThursday

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃✨📖🏚🕯 4mo
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Blueberry
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🎃 either
🎃 Haunted house
🎃 Maybe Bird Box or The Bone Collector

#ThoughtfulThursday
@MoonWitch94
I tag @NataliePatalie

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃✨📖🏚🕯 4mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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I have read more post-apocalyptic novels, but have quite a few alternate history novels on my TBR too! The tagged book is one that has really stuck with me. Other novels I enjoyed in this genre are Cormac McCarthy‘s The Road and Margaret Atwood‘s Oryx and Crake trilogy. King‘s The Stand is right up there too! This genre can be tough given the state of our world in recent years, but it continues to be a genre I enjoy as a examination of humanity.

TheSpineView Great choice! Thanks for playing! 5mo
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intothehallofbooks
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This was FANTASTIC. I‘m certain I didn‘t take a full breath the entire time I was reading! I listened to the audio for part of book and finished with this paperback. So suspenseful!! My heart raced in parts and I just loved it.

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intothehallofbooks
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My current listen-every single chapter is tense and riveting. I keep finding that I‘m holding my breath. I‘m about 1/3 thru and I love it so far!!

I haven‘t seen the movie either. I‘ve seen some reviews that say the movie is pretty much as good as the book…what do y‘all think?

TEArificbooks Loved both the movie and the book. Terrifying concept. 5mo
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BoldCityBooks
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Because I‘m a literary glutton who reads 3-4 books at a time, I also started this. It‘s been on my shelf for around 2 years now and it‘s just time I read it.

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TamTracy
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Pickpick

Amazing book!!! I loved the movie so I knew I‘d love the book more. Definitely heading straight to the sequel. Such a creative eerie story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GinaKButler
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This has been recommended to me by so many people and it‘s been sitting on my shelf for YEARS, but I‘ve always been meh about picking it up. Finally going to give it a go! #unreadbookshelf #bookspinbingo

GinaKButler Oh, and I‘ve never seen the movie, so all I know is that it‘s weird and the characters are blindfolded. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s to scary for me.. 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Memorable
#MayMoms

🖤📚 🦅

Eggs Perfection🖤🤍🖤 9mo
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KatieDid927
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Mehso-so

Took me awhile, but finally finished this last night. I liked the mythology of the creatures, but otherwise it was a middle of the road post-apocalyptic thriller for me. I started it in March so I‘m still gonna count it for that month‘s #ReadSpooky2022 @teebe

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Blueberry
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Bird box recommended for people who liked I Am Legend.

#Movie2BookRecs #LetterI @Klou

Klou Perfect! 10mo
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Addison_Reads
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#SavvySettings @AlwaysBeenaLoverofBooks @Eggs

The #River is there only way to escape, but are they brave enough to do it blind?

I thought both the book and movie were entertaining.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I liked this one too! 11mo
Eggs It creeped me out😳😱 11mo
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emmalouise1
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Pickpick

Work got in the way and this one took a little longer then planned to complete . Brilliant read and in my opinion better then the film :) 4 and a half stars

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PageShifter
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Mehso-so

This book was lacking something and I only cared about some of the characters.

This book had really chilling atmosphere. I didn't like how this had two timelines - jumping between different timelines felt a bit unnecessary. There were also couple illogical scenes.

Overall this was still really intriguing book and I am going to read the next one.

#SeriesRead2022 #TheSupernaturalYear (Baby) #JumpStart2022 #19822022 (8/41)

Lizpixie It is a very polarising book I think, you either love it or you hate it🤷🏻‍♀️ 13mo
PageShifter @Lizpixie Hmm. I didn't love or hate this 🤔 It was good but not great. 13mo
Librarybelle You‘re doing so well on the challenges! 13mo
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 13mo
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TheRiehlDeal
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#Two4Tuesday

1. For me, its the Goldilocks effect, where I don‘t want the plot to be too slow to the point where I‘m bored out of my mind, or too fast to where I can‘t keep up.

2. The tagged book is a great, unique horror story that I was really invested in.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 🤩📖📚 13mo
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 13mo
PaperbackPirate Thanks for the tag and book recommendation! 📚 13mo
Crazeedi I'm late seeing this! Thanks for thinking of me 13mo
Crazeedi I'll answer here, I read a mixture, depends on my mood! And this one is great 13mo
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Kelly326
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I started this book yesterday and could not sleep until the last page was read. It was fast paced and so good. I have seen the movie so I knew what was going to happen, and still couldn‘t put it down. Perfect for a rainy October day!

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BarkingMadRead
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Finished three books during #outstandingoctober and almost finished a couple more! Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting! #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious @Clwojick

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 Thanks for playing along. 😍 1y
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BarkingMadRead
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Watching the movie now, it‘s already intense! I hope it‘s as good as the book! #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious @Clwojick

Bookworm54 I thought they did a pretty good job! How did you find it? 1y
BarkingMadRead @Bookworm54 I really liked it! They did a really good job with the changes 1y
Bookworm54 Great! It is satisfying when a film lives up to expectations haha 1y
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BarkingMadRead
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Omg this was amazing, I‘m so glad I have the sequel already! I have to watch the movie now! Also, it‘s a #thriller even though I‘m a day behind lol #scarathlonphotochallenge #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix #themeread @Clwojick @StayCurious @Linsy

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BarkingMadRead
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one and the movie was actually good too!! 🐦 🖤 🎥 1y
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rsteve388
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This was a great read, the story really grows on you towards the end as the story wraps up and the pieces fall into place. I don't think I'll be reading the second book that follows this one, this was a book that can stand on its own. Enjoyable, had some dystopian elements. Had an unknown creature aspect that kept my interest. #BookSpin #BookBingo #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 #Readathon One Book Complete

I'll.tally the pts later tonight.

marleed I didn‘t realize there was a book 2. I agree that it stands on its own. Have you seen the movie yet? I liked both. I saw the movie and then tracked down the book. 1y
rsteve388 @marleed I am such a scarry cat I probably won't watch the movie. Give me a horror novel and I am game but a movie wem now that's too much. 1y
marleed @rsteve388 haha. It‘s an interesting watch - esp since you know how it ends now! The wisdom of the kids living a life blindfolded is missing in the movie, but Sandra Bullock badassness as their mom - I actually liked better in the movie. So a win for both! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I loved this book and movie!! 🦅 👹😱

#MonstrousMonday
#Haunted

BookDragonNotWorm Me too! Both gave me goosebumps! 1y
samantharoberts I haven‘t watched/read this one yet! Maybe I should give it a go for spooky season 🎃 1y
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AmyG This book creeped me out so much I won‘t watch the movie. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG I usually don‘t like this genre, but I did this one! 1y
Eggs Creepy for sure! 1y
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BookDragonNotWorm
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I couldn't put this down! It had all the thrills, chills, horror & suspense I was looking for! From the premise to the execution, this story had me hooked!
Different enough from the movie to feel fresh. The situation is absolutely terrifying & you can't help cheering for the MC despite her prickly personality. This is horror done right! Seriously, I lost sleep over this one (because I stayed up too late reading)! Must. Read. Sequel. Immediately.

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sharread
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Wow! 5 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 This was a deep dive rollercoaster ride. Make sure you have your safety blanket all cuddle up in, when you read this novel. Excellent suspense, and horror. The world goes bonkers mysteriously killing themselves and others. Malory finds a safe house with others and they all must find away to survive. #Horror #Suspense #20in4

Jeannineth I loved it too! I felt the same way about The Cabin at the end of the World by Paul Trembly. Did you read it? 2y
sharread No but I plan to. 👍 2y
BookDragonNotWorm I just finished this and LOVED it! Starting the sequel now! 2y
sharread @BookDragonNotWorm Awesome can't wait to see your review. 👍 2y
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Brooke_H
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I'm not any kind of horror expert. But I've read my share. I've read Stoker, Poe, Jackson. When I was in high school and college, Dean Koontz, Peter Straub, Anne Rice (does she count as horror?). I've read probably more than half of Stephen King.

Bird Box is the scariest book I've ever read. I'd put this one in the freezer if it weren't on my Kindle.

Soubhiville I thought this was pretty scary too, but I loved it! 2y
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Andrea4
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Ok, what is up with the movie adaption of this making so many changes?! Strange. Book was better/more realistic. I liked the switching timelines and it wasn't hard to follow. I do tend to think authors stretch imagination when there is that one moment when all the pivotal things happen. Coincidental, no? Lol then again life can be/feel like that.
Not a read if you're still feeling covid isolated, altho maybe like for me, it helps silver line it.

marleed I liked both but saw the movie first. I really did like the badassness of Sandra Bullock in the movie more than the book portrayal. But I thought the movie missed what was really important to the book - the kids lived their lives blindfolded and in visceral ways were prepared for real world (well, real in this dystopia!) situations in ways adults could not. 2y
Andrea4 @marleed I liked both too. I thought it was strange how much they changed the characters and their dynamics though. And yes, so much effort is put into describing how she trained them and that gets overshadowed in the movie. 2y
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Samantha.1020
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This was a good read but my expectations being too high left me slightly disappointed (I expected to be terrified and wasn‘t). Still a pretty good read and definitely suspenseful!

Book 17 of 2021

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Andrea4
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Just started this this morning, cuz you know, I can't get enough of that apocalyptic/pandemic-y feel these days lol.

@FantasyChick @BookishTrish let me know if you guys got my book mail I posted a few weeks back! Also, I'm now officially moved so before you mail me anything, remind me to send you my new address if I haven't by then!
#ReadersGoneRogue

FantasyChick Pretty sure I got a package from you! Hope the move went well! 2y
Andrea4 @FantasyChick that took a while ..lol. 2y
Andrea4 @FantasyChick and yes, the move went quite well! Pretty much all settled in, just actually need some more furniture to make it homey 🥰 2y
FantasyChick Send me your address when you get the chance. I have a little housewarming gifty for you 😘😘 2y
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LiterallyLiterary
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A #pageturner like no other. Propelled through the story of Malorie and her two children, I finished this book in less than 24 hours. Even though I knew the ending, having watched the movie, the story was still enjoyable. It‘s always interesting to see how a text has been adapted onto the screen. I have to say, the novel is darker than the movie but I couldn‘t put it down.

#thriller #bookturnedmovie #terror #postapocalypse #netflix

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LiterallyLiterary
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Super excited that my next batch of books arrived! First up is Bird Box! Incredibly excited to read it, as I did see the Netflix film when it first started streaming. If you‘ve read the book or watched the movie, comment your thoughts below!

#bookturnedmovie #thriller #netflix #batchofbooks #literallyreadingalong

Reagan I loved both the book and the movie. It was a solid adaptation. 2y
marleed I loved both - how kids adapt in book form, Sandra Bullock‘s badassness in adaptation to screen. 2y
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Tera66
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#Maycharacters #Maternal
@Eggs & @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Malorie may have a strange way of showing it, but she is the ultimate Mama Bear. Everything she does, no matter how cruel it seems, is to keep her children safe.

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 2y
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Naz786
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⭐⭐⭐.5/5
I wasn't "wow'd". The book was good enough for 3.5 stars.

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GinaKButler
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My December #bookspin list! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Amabear
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Reading (a different book) on the beach alllll dayyyyy ❤️
I need recommendations. I LOVED bird box and have never read anything like it. I don‘t do horror or thriller usually... but I‘m inching that way. Nothing too scary. What should I read next??

sprainedbrain How about The Mist by Stephen King? 😱 2y
Amabear @sprainedbrain I believe that is the only scary movie I ever liked 😂 may have to try the book 🙌🏻 2y
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Amabear @Sharpeipup is it scary? 2y
Sharpeipup I didn‘t think so. 2y
Amabear @Sharpeipup ok I‘ll check it out! 2y
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Amabear
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Dudes. This book is intense.
Iv never read any kind of sci-fi thriller before.
But this one just intrigued me so much.
One of many books I got for my birthday yesterday 😍
Sweet potatos, popcorn garland making, crochet, and reading. It‘s starting to set in- the holiday vibes. I‘m so cheerful!

marleed Happy Birthday! I liked this and it was fun to contrast with the movie - which I saw right before reading the book! 2y
Amabear @marleed I haven‘t seen the movie yet so it will be interesting! 2y
marleed I liked both. I preferred how the kids were portrayed in the book. But I loved Sandra Bullick‘s badassness in the movie. Both wins for me! 2y
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Nikki_E
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Pickpick

5am and couldn‘t sleep so plowed through the last quarter of this. Kind of tempted to rewatch the movie now (or rather, later today) just to compare them.

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Nikki_E
Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman

Well, scheduled for knee surgery on Monday. When I commit to something, I really commit.

AmyG Hoping all goes exactly as planned. 2y
Texreader I‘ve heard folks are so happy having it done. Best wishes!! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Best wishes!!! 2y
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Sungirl79 Hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery!! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I hope everything goes well! 2y
Amabear I read this one during surgery/recovery too 😂 spine surgery for me 2y
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Nikki_E
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Getting ready for my appointment with the orthopedic surgeon to find out what the next step is for my knee recovery.

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Nikki_E
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My ebook read. So far it‘s not blowing me away, but as long as it‘s better than the movie.

eanderson It‘s definitely better! 2y
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AmyG
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1. Tagged Book
2. I have this weird quirk....I need to see where my feet are, where I am stepping. In this book the characters were blindfolded. You couldn‘t see or you would go mad. Freaked me out.
3. Not a big zombie fan.
4. Vampire
5. Ha. Books
6. I have no Winter Holiday esthetic. I live in the Rocky Mtns. Close your eyes and picture snow for 5-6 months.

#CreepyChristmas

CBee I‘m not a big zombie fan either 😁 2y
Chrissyreadit My favorite place to hike- Rocky Mountain Nat Park. 2y
AmyG @Chrissyreadit I have yet to go! @CBee 👊🏻 2y
Reggie #2 ughhh the part where they‘re in the boat and the boy says someone‘s near by and then she feels hands on her face about to lift the blindfold... ❄️😱 2y
AmyG @Reggie Right? I hadto put this book down a few times. It was making me so anxious. 2y
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RedxoHearts
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I finished Bird Box yesterday and really enjoyed it. I had previously seen the movie so I knew the basic story. After reading this I think the movie did the book justice. One big difference though is the book is written using different times jumping between past and present. I'm not always a big fan of that but for this book I think it worked out really well.

Reagan I thought the movie was a great adaptation. 2y
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Kelsyereadsbooks
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I never saw the movie. I don‘t plan to. This one confused me and just... didn‘t have what I was looking for. 3 ⭐️ for keeping the suspense up though.

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Emilymdxn
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Much darker and more frightening than the movie. I wasn‘t expecting to find this genuinely scary but I did and I regret reading it at night 😬 the images it left me with were so creepy and memorable

#scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +16 pts

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RedxoHearts
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Spent sometime outside reading while it was pretty. Tomorrow a cold front comes through. Fancy is enjoying the cooler weather though. I'm hoping to finish The Maze Runner and Bird Box by the end of the month.