Adam and Carly - Romantic or Dangerously Romanticized?

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Their relationship was absolutely dangerously romanticized and ruined the book for me. Carly was a great character but love doesn't turn someone like Adam, who clearly has a serious psychological disorder into someone who doesn't. He needed help and love would not fix that in real life. I know the murder of the girl at the beginning of the novel was ultimately an accident but that didn't mean he did not initially intend to harm her. Epic fail.
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Michelle_Cerone wrote: 20 Feb 2020, 12:44 Their relationship was absolutely dangerously romanticized and ruined the book for me. Carly was a great character but love doesn't turn someone like Adam, who clearly has a serious psychological disorder into someone who doesn't. He needed help and love would not fix that in real life. I know the murder of the girl at the beginning of the novel was ultimately an accident but that didn't mean he did not initially intend to harm her. Epic fail.
I completely agree with you! Love can't fix that especially by just covering up what he did! The only way love could help someone like that is if Carly got Adam the help he needed. I fully believe that Adam was intending to do her harm.
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Michelle_Cerone wrote: 20 Feb 2020, 12:44 Their relationship was absolutely dangerously romanticized and ruined the book for me. Carly was a great character but love doesn't turn someone like Adam, who clearly has a serious psychological disorder into someone who doesn't. He needed help and love would not fix that in real life. I know the murder of the girl at the beginning of the novel was ultimately an accident but that didn't mean he did not initially intend to harm her. Epic fail.
Yes Adam should definitely face consequences for his actions.
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Nym182 wrote: 20 Feb 2020, 14:14
Michelle_Cerone wrote: 20 Feb 2020, 12:44 Their relationship was absolutely dangerously romanticized and ruined the book for me. Carly was a great character but love doesn't turn someone like Adam, who clearly has a serious psychological disorder into someone who doesn't. He needed help and love would not fix that in real life. I know the murder of the girl at the beginning of the novel was ultimately an accident but that didn't mean he did not initially intend to harm her. Epic fail.
I completely agree with you! Love can't fix that especially by just covering up what he did! The only way love could help someone like that is if Carly got Adam the help he needed. I fully believe that Adam was intending to do her harm.
Carly should have gone and made Adam feel guilty and responsible for what he did.
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gilliansisley wrote: 07 Feb 2020, 14:24 Oh. My. Gosh.
I didn't keep your whole reply because of how long it was but it's the first one so everyone should see it anyway but, wow. I haven't read this book but after reading your comment, it doesn't bode well already. However, I do see a teen movie in the future if this is the lines it's going along. For some reason, semi-psycho, stalker-like teen love seems to be very marketable these days. :?
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Karina Nowak wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 18:21
gilliansisley wrote: 07 Feb 2020, 14:24 Oh. My. Gosh.
I didn't keep your whole reply because of how long it was but it's the first one so everyone should see it anyway but, wow. I haven't read this book but after reading your comment, it doesn't bode well already. However, I do see a teen movie in the future if this is the lines it's going along. For some reason, semi-psycho, stalker-like teen love seems to be very marketable these days. :?
But it better be R-18!
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Karina Nowak wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 18:21
gilliansisley wrote: 07 Feb 2020, 14:24 Oh. My. Gosh.
I didn't keep your whole reply because of how long it was but it's the first one so everyone should see it anyway but, wow. I haven't read this book but after reading your comment, it doesn't bode well already. However, I do see a teen movie in the future if this is the lines it's going along. For some reason, semi-psycho, stalker-like teen love seems to be very marketable these days. :?
Yeah, I certainly would not recommend, and I hope to God this never becomes a movie, because we don't need more young people idolizing this sick and twisted "love story".
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Karina Nowak wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 18:21
gilliansisley wrote: 07 Feb 2020, 14:24 Oh. My. Gosh.
I didn't keep your whole reply because of how long it was but it's the first one so everyone should see it anyway but, wow. I haven't read this book but after reading your comment, it doesn't bode well already. However, I do see a teen movie in the future if this is the lines it's going along. For some reason, semi-psycho, stalker-like teen love seems to be very marketable these days. :?
Espcially when you think of how crazy teens went for the Twilight series!

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gilliansisley wrote: 23 Feb 2020, 20:26
Karina Nowak wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 18:21
gilliansisley wrote: 07 Feb 2020, 14:24 Oh. My. Gosh.
I didn't keep your whole reply because of how long it was but it's the first one so everyone should see it anyway but, wow. I haven't read this book but after reading your comment, it doesn't bode well already. However, I do see a teen movie in the future if this is the lines it's going along. For some reason, semi-psycho, stalker-like teen love seems to be very marketable these days. :?
Yeah, I certainly would not recommend, and I hope to God this never becomes a movie, because we don't need more young people idolizing this sick and twisted "love story".
can you imagine them trying to get the incest angle in? I think they would have to cut that part out for sure.
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Howlan wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 10:52
Nym182 wrote: 20 Feb 2020, 14:14
Michelle_Cerone wrote: 20 Feb 2020, 12:44 Their relationship was absolutely dangerously romanticized and ruined the book for me. Carly was a great character but love doesn't turn someone like Adam, who clearly has a serious psychological disorder into someone who doesn't. He needed help and love would not fix that in real life. I know the murder of the girl at the beginning of the novel was ultimately an accident but that didn't mean he did not initially intend to harm her. Epic fail.
I completely agree with you! Love can't fix that especially by just covering up what he did! The only way love could help someone like that is if Carly got Adam the help he needed. I fully believe that Adam was intending to do her harm.
Carly should have gone and made Adam feel guilty and responsible for what he did.
Or at the very least demand an explanation!
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Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 11:47
gilliansisley wrote: 23 Feb 2020, 20:26
Karina Nowak wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 18:21

I didn't keep your whole reply because of how long it was but it's the first one so everyone should see it anyway but, wow. I haven't read this book but after reading your comment, it doesn't bode well already. However, I do see a teen movie in the future if this is the lines it's going along. For some reason, semi-psycho, stalker-like teen love seems to be very marketable these days. :?
Yeah, I certainly would not recommend, and I hope to God this never becomes a movie, because we don't need more young people idolizing this sick and twisted "love story".
can you imagine them trying to get the incest angle in? I think they would have to cut that part out for sure.
The incest part? The killing Terry part? The whole sex den with the sex toys and condoms and sh*t!? There's no way they'd ever put that on the big screen.
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OMG YES! it was highly toxic! reminded me of "Joe" from the Show "You". Carly's attitude towards Was absurd. this is not the kind of love we should be promoting in books which are placed in young adult, or in ANY category.
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gilliansisley wrote: 23 Feb 2020, 20:26
Karina Nowak wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 18:21
gilliansisley wrote: 07 Feb 2020, 14:24 Oh. My. Gosh.
I didn't keep your whole reply because of how long it was but it's the first one so everyone should see it anyway but, wow. I haven't read this book but after reading your comment, it doesn't bode well already. However, I do see a teen movie in the future if this is the lines it's going along. For some reason, semi-psycho, stalker-like teen love seems to be very marketable these days. :?
Yeah, I certainly would not recommend, and I hope to God this never becomes a movie, because we don't need more young people idolizing this sick and twisted "love story".
I would feel sorry for the actors if it does become one.
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Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 11:45
Karina Nowak wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 18:21
gilliansisley wrote: 07 Feb 2020, 14:24 Oh. My. Gosh.
I didn't keep your whole reply because of how long it was but it's the first one so everyone should see it anyway but, wow. I haven't read this book but after reading your comment, it doesn't bode well already. However, I do see a teen movie in the future if this is the lines it's going along. For some reason, semi-psycho, stalker-like teen love seems to be very marketable these days. :?
Espcially when you think of how crazy teens went for the Twilight series!

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Yeah a major flop as well.
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Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 11:47
gilliansisley wrote: 23 Feb 2020, 20:26
Karina Nowak wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 18:21

I didn't keep your whole reply because of how long it was but it's the first one so everyone should see it anyway but, wow. I haven't read this book but after reading your comment, it doesn't bode well already. However, I do see a teen movie in the future if this is the lines it's going along. For some reason, semi-psycho, stalker-like teen love seems to be very marketable these days. :?
Yeah, I certainly would not recommend, and I hope to God this never becomes a movie, because we don't need more young people idolizing this sick and twisted "love story".
can you imagine them trying to get the incest angle in? I think they would have to cut that part out for sure.
That or rate it above 18.
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