“Sometimes your world shakes so hard, it’s difficult to imagine that everyone else isn’t feeling it too.”
This quote stuck with me from this book, and honestly it’s the truth. Just like what happened in Onitsha some days back, (may the souls of the departed rest in peace 🙏🏽🙏🏽) every single person affected by the fire has had their world shaken so hard and it will feel like the world has stopped and they’ll wonder, how come you don’t feel it too.
So, I watched the movie first before I read the book and I almost did not watch the movie because my roommate gave me a bad review for it, but thankfully I didn’t listen to her😅😂. The story follows Natasha and Daniel, and how they
managed fell in love with each other in just a day. Now, for me, I think love is a strong word for what happened between them and attractiveness and like is more the word, but I also understand that everyone’s heart is not like mine and that crazy things happen 😂.
I love the book more than I love the movie, and I actually learnt that rastafari is a religion 😂😂. I was surprised, very surprised, and I used to jokingly call myself Rastafarian born in Jamaica 😂😂😂. But it was awesome learning that.
Comparing the book to the movie, I think the dialogue in the movie came quite close to what we had in the book. Also the movie wasn’t as exhaustive as the book. The movie didn’t tell us why the relationship between Daniel and his brother was that terrible. I also don’t recall it telling us why Natasha and her family were getting deported in the fire place.
Also, there were tidbits of other people’s lives intertwined in Natasha and Daniel’s story and I think those stories are significant too because Natasha or Daniel meeting these other people altered their stories and choices in a way, and if the movie had potrayed this, we would have seen that Natasha actually had a chance to not have been deported if not for the slip up of one of the officials, and no I won’t tell you what he did, read the book😂😝.
I enjoyed reading this book, because underneath the love story and all, the book really shows how there are actually tons of people who are living their parents dreams. And honestly, it’s not easy to break out of the box, especially one your parents create for you because you don’t want to hurt them and they do have your best interest at heart, but that doesn’t mean that that is what is right for you. Breaking out of the box is not easy, it might not even work out at the end of the day, but at least you tried. You tried to live as fully as you can, doing what you love. Now, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t people who are honestly stupid and just make really idiotic choices, but I know that you get me.
On a scale of 1-5, I would give this book a 3 because it is a good read.
Have you read the book or watched the movie?
Do you think it’s really possible to fall in love with someone in just a day?
P.S: Totally unrelated, but your girl is in final year 😚😚😚🤗
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