09 February 2013

Quickie Book Review: "October Baby" by Eric Wilson and Theresa Preston

Synopsis: College student Hannah Lawson's life has been fraught with health problems.  After fainting during her university's fall play, her parents reveal to her a shocking truth: She was not only adopted, but also the survivor of a failed abortion.  To find closure, Hannah takes a road trip with some friends in order to finally meet her biological mother.  However, doing so proves to be an arduous task.  Will Hannah ever find the woman who unwillingly gave birth to her? Moreover, if Hannah does find her biological mom, what will she say to her? Based on the film, and co-written by one of the movie's screenwriters.

Review: October Baby was my favorite movie of 2012, so I had seriously big expectations for its novelization.  Well, it lived up to them and then some.  Not only did it do the film justice, but it also included plenty of scenes that, for whatever reason, were not featured in the final cut of the movie.  It isn't even until several chapters into the book that you get to the movie's opening.  If you're a fan of the October Baby film, you should definitely give this novelization a try; I'm very glad that I did.

Content Concerns: The MPAA said that the movie was "PG-13 for mature thematic material." The book is pretty much the same way; the themes are not for children.  There are also mentions of alcohol.

Score: 4.75/5

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