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American Born Chinese
Book - 2006
The Scorch Trials
Book - 2010
Unf#ck Your Brain
Web Resource
This book was, well, interesting to say the least. The book’s about how to “unf#ck your brain.” More specifically, how to deal and cope with trauma. I’m g...Show more This book was, well, interesting to say the least. The book’s about how to “unf#ck your brain.” More specifically, how to deal and cope with trauma. I’m going to be honest with you, this book is not for me. I had a really hard time reading through it. The book is in no way written formally. It freely uses slang and other colloquial elements. The book also uses derogatory language a lot, which I have mixed feelings about. It’s not like I’m uncomfortable with foul language, but for me at least, using it in the context of mental heath just seems unnatural. In some cases, I actually found the swearing kind of distracting. Everything else aside, the book seems to be able to explain how trauma affects the brain pretty well, and it also gives some good advice on how you can deal with trauma. This is why I can’t force myself to give this book a super low rating. 3/5 Show less
Loving Vincent
Web Resource
This movie was entirely animated using oil paint. The art was mesmerizing, sometimes I was so immersed that I completely forgot that the movie was created...Show more This movie was entirely animated using oil paint. The art was mesmerizing, sometimes I was so immersed that I completely forgot that the movie was created only using paint. I can’t even begin to imagine how time consuming it must’ve been to animate the smallest of movements. One thing I really liked about the movie was its use of colour. For example, flashbacks were painted only with shades of black and white. This enhanced the viewing experience of the movie because it gave the viewer a sense of time and clearly signaled to them that “this scene playing right now occurs in the past.” Visuals aside, the story of the movie really helped me clearly visualize Van Gogh’s life. It also made me understand the interesting story behind Van Gogh a lot better than some of the books I’ve read about him in art class. I totally recommend this movie as it’s a great watch. 4.5/5 Show less
Weathering With You (2020)
Web Resource
This movie is a Japanese animated film. The story takes place in Tokyo and revolves around a runaway boy becoming friends with an orphan girl who can chan...Show more This movie is a Japanese animated film. The story takes place in Tokyo and revolves around a runaway boy becoming friends with an orphan girl who can change the weather. I’d first like to talk about the visuals, they were amazing. The art in this film was just gorgeous. From the details in the backgrounds to the expressions of the characters, it seemed like everything was done flawlessly. The visual effects in the movie were also good. They enhanced the viewing experience by adding that extra touch. Moving on to the plot, the start of the movie really doesn’t reveal much to you and leaves you with many questions. But it slowly answers them over the course of the movie and eventually ties up all the loose ends. There were also some strong scenes in the movie that got a lot of different emotions running in me. Long story short, I really enjoyed watching this movie and I’d totally recommend it to anyone really. 4.5/5 Show less
Insurgent
eBook - 2012
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