Friday, May 29, 2009
Jennifer's Body by Audrey Nixon, Based on a screenplay by Diablo Cody
Someone needed to put a stop payment on Jennifer Check.
The sign says Welcome to Devil's Kettle, Pop. 7,036. Come See What's Cookin'! No, seriously . . . that's what it says.
Some people find it hard to believe that a babe like Jennifer Check would associate with a dork like me, Needy Lesnicki. But we had history. We'd been the Wonder Twins since we were preverbal, and sandbox love never dies. Or at least that's what I thought.
But after that night in the woods, Jennifer was different. She looked different. And then the killings began. . . .
A lot of people ask me if I'm sorry I did it. I'm only sorry I didn't do it sooner.
I picked this up at work because it looked like a lot of fun and I saw Diablo Cody's name on the cover. I loved Juno and her book Candy Girl and I also love those articles she does for Entertainment Weekly, so I figured what the heck. I know I had heard about the movie ages ago, but I didn't make the connection until I started reading the book.
This book is based off of the screenplay for the movie Jennifer's Body, which comes out September 18, 2009. It stars Megan Fox (Transformers) as Jennifer and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia) as her best friend Needy. Amy Sedaris is also in it, and basically she's reason enough to see it.
I will definitely be seeing it though, because this book was fun, fun, fun. It has all of the snappy dialogue that you expect from Diablo Cody along with a really great "horror" premise. It was just a fun, quick read and I mean quick....at just shy of 200 pages, I read it in no time. It's a great story of friendship gone horribly wrong.
I don't normally read movie tie-in books, but I couldn't resist. The feel of the story reminded me of Ginger Snaps. I don't know if anyone's seen this, but it's a really fun, unique, horror movie that's worth checking out.
So buy the book, see the movie. I've added both the book cover, first, and the movie cover, which is pretty cool, but looks a little too much like the True Blood series cover for my liking.