“The show is so much better. Don’t even bother with the book,” my friend B texted in our group chat.
I typed “?!?!” and erased it. I typed “I loved the book!!!” and erased it.
I noticed my jaw tensing. Steam was close to pouring out of my ears. I really disagreed with B’s opinion.
I typed, “Really?! The show is great but I loved the book so much more!”
“Whoosh!” My phone made that familiar sound when a message sends.
I wanted my other friends to read the book. I wanted B to give it a chance. I’ve been loving the show “Little Fires Everywhere” but I loved the book so much more. I always love books more than the movie or show. I’m that type of person.
I think B’s problem is that she started watching the show and reading the book simultaneously. No wonder she won’t give the book a chance.
While I still disagree with B, she’s entitled to her opinion too. I just want her to realize that she should read the book and that there are reasons why the book is better, in my opinion.
With some trimming, I just found my workshop connection for my soon-to-be recorded video lesson for opinion writing.
p.s. I’m still so passionate that the book is better. Writing this has not eliminated my frustration. B is totally getting a copy of my mentor opinion essay. 🙂