Book No. 42- 50 Shades of Grey

12 Jun

Ok, so I know I have been MIA for the last 2 months, but I got busy. Sue me! Upon just finishing the most recent episode of The Bachelorette (TEAM JEF!) I decided to get back into my blog, because I have about 30 books to write about… woopsies. Now, this particular book, 50 Shades of Grey, has become and instantaneous phenomenon throughout the country. If you haven’t heard about it, it has been called, “nanny porn.” It is a very racy book about two people, Alexander Grey and Anastasia Steele, who, yeah, you guessed it, fall in love. In the midst of falling in love, Anastasia is also introduced to Christians strange sexual preferences, his borderline sadistic nature, and controlling, yet somehow, loving ways. Maybe it’s just me, but this book did not live up to the hype. It’s basically about a couple who are very opposite, one very experienced, one very innocent, who fall in lust- then in love all the while having wild, hot sex, both in and out of the “red room of pain.” Christian makes it known that he is “fifty shades of fucked up,” because of a shady and scary past that he has and traumatic experiences from when he was younger. This is only the first book of the trilogy, so I can’t really comment on how the entire story ends, but if I had to guess I would say it’s going to be a happy, cliche, ending! The most fascinating, and in my opinion, well written, part of this book is the intricately bound puzzle that is Christian Grey. It is a reminder that we all have a past, either good or bad, or maybe a little of both. You can’t avoid the bad things, they are going to happen. You can’t overlook the good things, because they are fleeting. Pain is inevitable in life if you are truly out there living. Locking yourself away in your bedroom is not living. Not going to the beach and feeling the sun on your skin because you are ashamed of your body, that is not living. Dieting to the point where you don’t allow yourself to indulge in fatty foods every once in a while- that is not living. Our scars make us who we are. They remind us of where we have been and they lead us to the people that are going to be. This book is no great literary accomplishment and it will not go down in history as being a classic, but it is a testament to the capability of humans to over come great adversity. And no matter how dark the road is that you are traveling down, just remember, eventually, there will be a light!




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