Jul 23 – 29, 2023 | Little Sparks #12

Hello friends!

How was your week? Mine ended in a blast – I watched Barbie with some friends. It was a masterpiece, to say the least. I enjoyed the plot and the feminist agenda. The ending was also brilliant. Some areas could have been improved like everything else in life, but I recommend watching it.

Here’s my reading highlight:

The Fraud Squad by Kyla Zhao
3 stars

I enjoyed the plot, but I don’t think it was executed well. I believe Sam behaved natively though not reflected in her characterisation – I didn’t expect her to be naïve with all her life experiences. The conflict between Tim and Sam felt cliché regarding how their dialogue went. Likewise, how Tim and Sam’s relationship started and shifted was also relatively superficial and thus unrealistic.

The ending was well done – it was hopeful and powerful. It made me think once again that we don’t always have to move up in life, we can also move sideways.