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The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir | Book Review

*TRIGGER WARNINGS* This book covers topics including rape, abuse, and homophobia. I was intrigued by the plot of The Book of Essie. A seventeen year old girl named Esther Hicks discovers she's pregnant, but she's no ordinary teen. Her family is famous and has their own TV show called Six for Hicks, which is incredibly popular (especially… Continue reading The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir | Book Review

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The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager | Book Review

I absolutely adored and devoured Sager's previous novel, Final Girls, so I had admittedly high expectations for The Last Time I Lied. I'm ecstatic to say that this work both met and exceeded those expectations. The plot centers around Emma, a woman who suffered a traumatic experience involving three of her friends going missing at Camp Nightingale… Continue reading The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager | Book Review

Film · Reviews

Halloween (2018) Movie Review

I adore the original Halloween, so I had fairly high expectations for this sequel. I'm extremely glad to say it lived up to my expectations and more. This entry takes place forty years after Michael Myers went on his infamous killing spree in Haddonfield, Illinois. He was sent to a mental institution after being caught, and… Continue reading Halloween (2018) Movie Review

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson | Book Review

I read this novel in anticipation of the Netflix series of the same name, and I came away from it with mixed feelings. The plot of the novel centers around four people who decide to temporarily reside in Hill House to investigate possible supernatural goings-on: Eleanor, a free spirit who may have had experiences with… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson | Book Review

Film · Reviews

First Man (2018) – Movie Review

First Man is the fourth directorial effort from Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land), and it's a powerful, if flawed, biopic about Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling). This film chronicles the life of Armstrong from when he first became an astronaut through to his landing on the moon. This is a handsome movie, with beautiful cinematography and stunning… Continue reading First Man (2018) – Movie Review

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A Star is Born (2018) Movie Review

The latest iteration (the fourth, to be exact) of A Star is Born is deftly helmed by star Bradley Cooper and features knockout performances by both him and co-star Lady Gaga. Their chemistry is palpable and feels natural, which adds to the authentic atmosphere of the film. The plot follows Ally (Gaga), a waitress who… Continue reading A Star is Born (2018) Movie Review

Gaming · Reviews

My Brother Rabbit Review! (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac)

This little gem is one seriously beautiful experience. The story centers on a young girl who is ill and her brother who escapes into an imaginary world where he can save her. You play as a rabbit who lives in this world. The objective of My Brother Rabbit is to find hidden objects that allow… Continue reading My Brother Rabbit Review! (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac)

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows | Book Review

After loving the film adaptation, I was DESPERATE to get my hands on the source novel. Needless to say, my expectations were blown out of the water. The novel is comprised solely of letters and telegrams, but each character feels fleshed out and unique. I loved the main protagonist Juliet Ashton and her spitfire spirit,… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows | Book Review

Gaming · Reviews

#WarGames Review/Discussion! (Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android)

https://youtu.be/4-bPywW0XBk   Shawn and I review/talk about #WarGames, a unique interactive experience! #WarGames is developed and published by Eko, written and directed by Sam Barlow (Her Story), and is available on Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android, and Vudu. Check out #WarGames ! https://helloeko.com/wargames FOLLOW SHAWN: http://horriblyawkward.podbean.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Awkward_Podcast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/horriblyawkwardpodcast/