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Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey + Some Junior High Fanfiction

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Published on Apr 25, 2012

A book review of "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E L James, plus my dark little '90s secret involving three blonde brothers who just so happen to sing. Oh, the crazypants things we do when we're 12!

My previous video full of lovely (and budget-friendly) baby succulents: http://youtu.be/vZpMmqOUiWI

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Emony Baker
If you think this is bad, you should read After. That shit is becoming a movie
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Kaitheminion
I don't think I've ever laughed so much during a review. That 'inner goddess' thing really got on my nerves in these books. 
Bárbara Valverde
I have fallen in love with you, girl!! Nice review! Yep, I've read the book (the first two actually. The 1st one because a friend of mine insisted, not to mention I was super curious to know what on Earth everyone was talking about, and the 2nd one because my crush gave it to me on my birthday after knowing I had read the first one... He spent his money on it! xD I was so in love, I thought it was the least I could do for the guy! I just hope it wasn't a hint, that he doesn't want any kind of similar relationship to what these two characters share during 3 long, weird, 'seriously-what-was-E. L. James-thinking' books...) and I share your opinion. My main issue about the books is Anastasia Steele. (I don't like the name... Sorry not sorry) Yeah, Christian is kind of creepy sometimes and freaked me out when I was reading (like the fact that he controls what and when she eats and also her menstruation cycles...), but Ana is just so... Well, hatable - if that's even a word. I already know that when she opens that mouth nothing good will come out of there! Doesn't think before speaking or acting and how that might affect other people around her, and then when she does think before doing whatever it is, she makes like a whole movie in her head and takes aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall kinds of hasty - most of the times even nonsense - conclusions about this or that or everything. Oh, and by the way... I HATE IT SO MUCH WHEN SHE BITES HER FREAKING LIP!!!!! She's just so stubborn, weak and soooo stupidly absolutely ""naive"" which ends up being a little paradoxical sometimes. Christian is not a "saint" in all of this, he definitely needs help, like from a psychologist, a shrink or some kind of doctor and medical care, because only her company, her supposed love and having sex with her is not gonna heal, fix or help him. Then the BDSM thing... I don't know, maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that he basically ends up doing everything she wants, of course, after getting angry, as if the world would end if he doesn't let his anger of on her somehow, either beating her or kind of revenging himself on her by - let me try to put it into words... - turning her on and then not allowing her to have her stupid orgasm, but then sometimes it also feels like he """""sacrifices""""" (for lack of a better word) his dominant, well, "needs" for her. Fine that he loves her, but I think this whole thing gets really confusing at a certain point, I think it could have been developed in a different - better - way without him simply stopping being as dominant as he was used to be because he met her... I don't know anyone who has experienced anything BDSM, I don't know any dominant nor any submissive and it's just something I never had curiosity for to even get informed or anything, but I don't think it would change that fast, at least not in the way the author describes. But, back to Ana, for God's sake!! SHE is just so annoying! She keeps constantly provoking him and doing things she KNOWS will get him angry and pissed off but does them anyway and then gets all "Oh, I probably shouldn't have said that because it brought bad memories to my Fifty"...  -.-   Anyway... I could stay here all day writing about it. Maybe I should make a review video too now that I think of it... Overall, I guess the only captivating factor, let's call it that, and what somewhat kept me reading it, even if, like I already said, Christian can be pretty creepy sometimes, was all the mystery concerning Mr. Fifty, all the dark past that he kept hiding from her and from everyone, I was kind of curious to know what on Earth he had gone through that made him that - again - creepy, hot, messed up guy. I'll keep watching your videos!! ;) You sound and look really cool :) (LOL! Loved the fan fiction background stuff xD) Take care!! Best regards ;) You got a fan from Portugal now :P ;) P.S.: Only now I realized that was one long comment... Sorry!!
Kristian Borcheck
Subbed for the Hanson fan fiction.
samantha caprietta
I love your personality lol wish my best friend had this enthusiasm towards stuff lol were basically a replica of the same personality 
Janet Gershen-Siegel
You are not alone. Great review, BTW.
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Alexej Miller
Your personality is unbearable.
River Robson
This review is amazing. The Hanson fanfic was cute.I've read worse .Fifty Shades Of Grey actually has worse writing than that Hanson fanfic.Fifty Shades Of Grey is awful.I've read better fanfiction for free.
98gushi
I really liked ur review all I see is that the book sucks and all that I am very happy that you gave a GOOD and REAL review :) Personally I loves the book!
cfjermedal1
I agree, I have no idea why all the hype of this book. This book was the most painful read I had to muscle through to the end. I was an english major and I went through this book with a red pen making corrections. By the end, it looked like the book was bleeding. At first I thought it was written by a 14 year old with an over active imagination, but found out E.L. James is an adult with a 14 year old overactive imagination. Even the sex scenes were boring and repetitive. And the characters were one dimensional and moronic. But I enjoyed your review!! You should review the other two books.
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