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The Disney Book Tag!

So I found this tag over on Simona’s lovely blog and you know, it had Disney in the title so inevitably I had to do it. The Disney Book Tag makes you relate characters in books you’ve read to Disney characters, their traits and what happens to them. This was a lot of fun to do so I hope you enjoy!

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1) The Little Mermaid: A character who is out of their element. A ‘fish out of water’

19053172Every Day by David Levithan: I’m going to go with ‘A’ for this one because in the book, he’s so used to going through every day and not getting attached to anyone because he knows when he wakes up, he’ll be someone else but when one day he wakes up and falls in love with the boy who’s body he’s inhibiting’s girlfriend, he does seem completely out of his element because he is so in love with her but knows it can’t last.

2) Cinderella: A character that goes through a major transformation

Cover-to-Fault-In-Our-Stars-the-fault-in-our-stars-34488682-1523-2339The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: I’ve chosen Gus from TFiOS for this one because I think you’ll agree with me when I say Gus went through a pretty major transformation throughout the book. Albeit, a tragic one and not one that ended happily but a transformation nonetheless. The transaction from when we first meet him; the funny, somewhat cocky, upbeat character until the end is shocking and however many times I read the book, I’ll never not be distraught by it. Damn it Green.

3) Snow White: A book with an eclectic cast of characters

474073Coraline by Neil Gaiman: Although this book is for children, I absolutely love it. And I think the cast are as eclectic as they come really! From loveable, naïve little Coraline to the talking cat, the “other mother” and Mr Bobinsky who lives upstairs all characters are incredibly individual and unique in their own right and all play an important part in the story and Coraline’s journey. I love the film too, have watched it probably over a hundred times!

4) Sleeping Beauty: A book that put you to sleep

room-iiRoom by Emma Donoghue: I was so gutted about not liking this book as I’d heard so many amazing things about it. My mum loved it and I usually trust her judgement on books but… ugh. I just. I just found this so boring. It was such a challenge to get through. I’m glad I managed to get to the end because I hate not finishing books but a little part of me wishes I’d just stopped and read something else rather than wasting my time. I couldn’t get to grips with this at all and despite loving the concept, found the narrative incredibly boring. Sorry!

5) The Lion King: A character that had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

perks_of_being_a_wallflower_book_cover_2The Perks of Being a Wallflower: I’m going with Charlie, the main character for this one but it’s going to be pretty hard to explain and justify my choice without giving anything away to those who haven’t read the book, eek! So I’ll just say this: Something happened and it was traumatic. He deals with it in the only way he knows how. My heart broke for Charlie in this book but despite that, it’s one of my absolute favourites. So incredibly beautiful.

6) Beauty and the Beast: A beast of a book that you were intimidated by but found to be beautiful

The-Book-Thief-coverThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I was extremely intimidated by this book at first because it’s a fairly lengthy book and I’d heard so many good things about it that I was worried it wouldn’t live up to expectations. I actually started reading it and was a bit taken aback by the narrative so I watched the film first and it really helped. I then went on to read it and it become one of my all-time favourite books. It’s the most beautifully written book I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

7) Aladdin: A character that gets their wish granted, for better or for worse

11047189_965913460087736_1543147965_nJust The Way You Are by Lynsey James: I’m going to go with Ava for this one because her wish was to find Mr. Writer, the romantic old soul who has been sending her anonymous love letters for years. Completely beautiful, heart-wrenching love letters from an anonymous source. Again, I don’t want to give too much away but let’s say her wish is granted. For better or for worse? Well… I’ll let you read it and find out for yourself. Personally, I think it’s somewhere in between.

8) Mulan: A character who pretends to be someone or something they’re not

72193Harry Potter Series: I really struggled with this one but then I kind of looked ‘outside the box’ and figured… Snape. I don’t think this needs much more explanation!

9) Toy Story: A book with characters you wish would come to life

25128834Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge: Hehehehe, it’s no secret how much I loved this book. The setting, the storyline and particularly the characters. I loved Pippa – I think she’d be the kind of person you’d just love to have as a best friend. Smart, friendly and witty; I’d love to have a girls night out with her! But most importantly… Niko. Oh *swoon* how I wished he would just jump right of my Kindle and into my bed… HOUSE. I mean house. Awkward.

If you want to do this tag yourself, please feel free – I’d love to see your answers!

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

27 Comments

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  2. Oh man, I can’t believe you used “The Book Thief” for Beauty & the Beast – that was exactly the one that came to mind for me, as well! I still haven’t read it yet, even though there are two copies sitting tantalisingly on my shelf (what can I say? I’m a sucker for lovely covers!), but perhaps I’ll get over my intimidation and finally get around to reading it. One of these days. 😉

    1. Hehehe! Great minds think alike 😉 It’s SUCH an amazing book! I hope you love it when you get around to reading it and I agree, the cover is amazing.

  3. This is such a clever post, I love it and really like your choices. I’m slightly intimidated by The Book Thief too, still haven’t read that one yet!

    1. It was actually very hard to think of some of these! Ooooh you know how much I love TBT! You should definitely read it 😉

  4. A lovely idea, enjoyed reading your answers. 😉

    1. Thank you! 🙂

  5. This is a genius tag and I must try it. Excellent answers! A from Every Day is perfect as the Little Mermaid. And I never thought we could draw parallels between Snape and Mulan, but well done!

    1. I’d love to read your answers! This was so much fun to write and I’m glad you agree with the “A” answer! Comparing Snape to Mulan sounds COMPLETELY ridiculous now you’ve said it hahaha!

  6. I didn’t like Room either, but I had to finish it as I had to read it for school. Everyone hated it though, so that made me feel a little better haha.

    1. Oh wow really?! I assumed everyone loved it! My mum did so I was really gutted I didn’t. I could get into it at all, what was your problems with it?

      1. The writing style mostly! It was really hard to read for me.

  7. Great choices! I should do this when I’m back from vacation!

    1. Go for it! It was great fun to write 🙂

  8. Fantastic answers. I’m not sure I could beat Snape for number 8. Brilliant answer 🙂

    1. Why thank you, thank you very much. I was quite proud of that one myself 😉

  9. I’ve seen this TAG going around and am definitely going to do it! Loved your answers!

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    1. Thank you! It was great fun, can’t wait to read your answers!

      1. Thanks! I’ll post a link when I do the tag!

  10. Going to have to do this. It is such a fantastic tag 🙂

    1. Looking forward to reading your answers! (:

  11. Jenny, there needs to be a ‘love it’ button on this site 😉 Great post!

    1. Hahaha thank you very much! (:

  12. Such a fun tag. I might do this one day. I need to first think up of th ebooks through

    1. It was a lot trickier than I thought it was going to be, to think of the books!

  13. Oh I LOVE this tag, and great choices! Some of them are pretty tricky. I am so going to be stealing this, FYI 😉 xxx

    1. Hahaha no problem! Looking forward to reading your answers! Some of them were really hard, spent SO LONG trying to think of a few haha! xxxx

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