Adam and Carly - Romantic or Dangerously Romanticized?

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Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 16:28
Howlan wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 10:52
Nym182 wrote: 20 Feb 2020, 14:14

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!
Or just slap him!
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gilliansisley wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 19:19
Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 11:47
gilliansisley wrote: 23 Feb 2020, 20:26

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.
I cant image people ever seeing that!
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bellajavier wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 02:51 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.
Yes, but it was handled well. This book well...
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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".
Definitely not a film you watch with your family.
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:violence-smack:
Howlan wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:04
Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 16:28
Howlan wrote: 22 Feb 2020, 10:52

Carly should have gone and made Adam feel guilty and responsible for what he did.
Or at the very least demand an explanation!
Or just slap him!
:violence-smack: But then they might break up!
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Howlan wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:03
Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 11:47
gilliansisley wrote: 23 Feb 2020, 20:26

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.
The first YA novel to get a NC17 rating :lol:
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Howlan wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:02
Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 11:45
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. :?
Espcially when you think of how crazy teens went for the Twilight series!

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Yeah a major flop as well.
I could never even get into it... I prefer Lestate and Louis to Robert and werewolf guy :P
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Howlan wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:02
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".
I would feel sorry for the actors if it does become one.
Fingers crossed that never, ever happens...
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gilliansisley wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:52
Howlan wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:02
gilliansisley wrote: 23 Feb 2020, 20:26

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.
Fingers crossed that never, ever happens...
Ditto!
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I feel like, with the discussions that have taken place around past books like Twilight, YA authors maybe should have learned that it's possible for YA to normalise some really toxic stuff when it comes to relationships - like that 'love' is taking down all your boundaries around a person and letting them be overly protective of you and invasive of your privacy. I don't think Adam's exactly being portrayed in the book as a spotless hero, but a lot of the dangerous behaviours he displays aren't really addressed.
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Nym182 wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:21 :violence-smack:
Howlan wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:04
Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 16:28

Or at the very least demand an explanation!
Or just slap him!
:violence-smack: But then they might break up!
Yeah but still, Adam does push her away when she learns about his roots and hides from him and Adam comes to know of that!
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Nym182 wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:22
Howlan wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:03
Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 11:47

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.
The first YA novel to get a NC17 rating :lol:
Yeah setting up a record here.
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Nym182 wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:24
Howlan wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:02
Nym182 wrote: 24 Feb 2020, 11:45

Espcially when you think of how crazy teens went for the Twilight series!

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Yeah a major flop as well.
I could never even get into it... I prefer Lestate and Louis to Robert and werewolf guy :P
And I have only seen the first movie.
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gilliansisley wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:52
Howlan wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:02
gilliansisley wrote: 23 Feb 2020, 20:26

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.
Fingers crossed that never, ever happens...
Also considering that sex cave.... Idk what will they show about that, a normal cave?
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Adam and Carly had a very dysfunctional relationship. But I have to give them credit, they abstained from sex. That took some commitment.

I didn't understand why she thought it was up to her to burn down the Den. That wasn't her business.
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