Review: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together

Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The further we go, the more we veer away from the movie.

Normally, it would depend on how much I loved a movie in comparison to how the book did it for me to say whether I like it or hate it. Like with the original Divergent. In the book, Dauntless had chalkboards and used papers and pencils as though it was the 1920s and not some time in the far future. Which, the movie used and I liked it so much more. On the other hand, Twilight the movie had parts that made NO SENSE until I read the book and it all clicked. Therefore, the book was better.

But for this, it’s impossible for me to judge. While I enjoyed Scott’s fight with Ramona’s ex Roxy in the movie, Scott fighting Roxy in the book was entirely different. There was more humor and unexpected things. It was brand new all over again.

There were new characters added to the story as well. Lisa, a friend of his from high school, becomes a part of the tale…Knives’ dad came into the story, which I would have loved to see in the movie. The Scott and Wallace dynamic changed because (view spoiler)…And there was more to Ramona and Scott’s love life than I ever knew.

It’s very difficult to write these reviews because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. I will say, I laughed more, smiled more, stared at the art more…This book is well worth a read. The whole series.

As if I haven’t said that before. I just can’t say it enough.

THE EXTRAS! How could I forget the extras? Duh.

Random Scott Pilgrim comic strips, win. Extra covers and images, Win! A “Stop! You’re reading this book backwards page, getting schooled on how to read by Wallace Wells…TOTAL WIN AND BONUS POINTS!

*A JANU-RANDOM BOOK* I am thanking the person who bought me these as a Christmas gift daily. *happy, happy, joy, joy!*

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