Welcome to Perfectly put together
My name is Ellie Farrow and I think I should start by saying that I am by no means ‘ perfectly put together.’ I’m an over thinker and a daydreamer, with a little touch of melodrama. But throughout my life, i’ve realised things about myself that I would never have learnt if I didn’t strive for the idea of perfection. I am a perfectionist, i’m aware of this, but along the way i’ve discovered that things don’t need to be perfect for me to feel perfect.
Perfect is a tricky word because people will always say “well nobody is perfect,” and I guess to some degree that is true. We do all have our flaws, but I guess what I am saying is that it is more about being perfectly happy even with them - and that is the message of Perfectly Put Together.
So welcome to my mind, and remember - Stay Perfect, Messy People
Should Disney Films Be Rewritten Too Reflect Modern Values?
Disney movies, although incredibly popular, have a slight controversy to them. With the rise of a new generation of feminism, arguments are being made that Disney films don’t portray their princesses and heroines in the best way. This led to the question: Should Disney films be banned?
This debate opened when two celebrities commented on the issue…
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Eleanor oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
A Sunday Times best seller, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine follows the simple life of Eleanor. She lives by routine, perfectly happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.
One simple act of kindness rocks Eleanor’s world, shattering the walls she’s built around herself. Now she has to learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted. From make-up counters, to family parties everything is new and unusual to Eleanor. Throughout it all, she must search for the courage to face her own demons - a darkness she’s avoided all her life. Change can be good or bad, but surely change is better than…fine?
Although probably an unpopular opinion, I wasn’t blown away by this book. I thought that it addressed some significant serious issues, such as abuse and loneliness, and it should be applauded for that. However, for me, it didn’t succeed as a novel. This is a redemptive book, telling the story of overcoming mental illness, yet I feel that the book spent too long focusing on the misery of Eleanor which meant the book lost momentum at parts. I think the book, and Honeyman, should be greatly credited for writing a novel that addresses these important issues, and that has been so widely received, but personally I found it difficult to engage with - this book just isn’t for me.