Topic: Bird Box by:Josh Malerman

Usually, I read a book then watch the movie but for Bird box, I am doing it the other way around.
I want to compare them and see which one is better.
Already in the book, it starts off where Malorie, boy and girl are getting ready to leave their little house and getting their blindfolds on. In the book, it jumps from before it started and what's happening now, at the end of the movie it speeds up to where she is now so I’m guessing it will do the same in the book. Five years before, Malorie and her sister live together. Malorie founds out she’s pregnant, and her sister keeps going on about how the incidents that are happening in Russia are coming closer to America. Malorie doesn’t think it’s a big deal and keeps going on about her day. Shannon (Malorie’s sister) is worried and starts covering the windows with blankets. If there were this many reports I would be scared too, I wouldn’t know what to do.
Malorie calls her mom and tells her she’s pregnant. Malorie calls her mom almost every day just to check in with her. Malorie calls her mom and no answer, she keeps calling but still, there is no answer. If my mom didn’t answer the phone in a situation like this, I would be assuming the worst. For the next few chapters its still giving you a little insight into what happened. Malorie and Shannon start covering any view into the outside world. One day Malorie is watching the news channel and hears a thump upstairs. She calls out for Shannon, but no answer. She runs up the stairs and sees light, part of the blanket fell and a part of the window was uncovered. If I was Malorie right now I would be freaking out. Malorie goes to the bathroom and sees Shannon dead on the floor, she killed herself. Malorie knew that her sister would never do that, she then knew that it was the creatures outside who made her do this.

Re: Bird Box by:Josh Malerman

Malorie had no idea what to do, if I was in her shoes I wouldn’t be able to cope at all. Malorie remembers seeing an ad in the newspaper about this house that was taking people in. Malorie looks at the address and was willing to go, she knew she had to stay alive for the baby.
Malorie was driving to the address with her eyes half open and half closed. She finally made it to the house and with her suitcase knocked on the door with her eyes closed.
She kept knocking when finally someone called out, she said her eyes were closed and she needed a place to stay. She was let in and saw five people, 4 men and one woman. There was a man in a weird protection suit (Tom), a bigger man grabs her suitcase (Jules), Don, Felix and Cheryl. They all introduced themselves and showed her a room. Don said that they had enough canned food for about three months. They lived by a river and had a well to get water from. Electricity worked in the hose but no running water. Tom noticed and asked if Malorie was pregnant (bold move if you ask me). Malorie knew that they all had stories of loss and knew that she would do her best to contribute and help them do whatever chores they needed to do. Malorie then noticed that they had a dog named Victor. They told her that the house electricity is run by the river. Tom tells Malorie about how the house wasn’t theirs and that the owner died, he also told her about a cold room where they keep the canned food. Goerge ( the old owner) built it when he knew something was up, the floor was dirt but it still worked.

Re: Bird Box by:Josh Malerman

Malorie and the children get the little boat and climb in, Malorie starts rowing and they have been on it for a few hours. Boy says he hears something and Malorie immediately stops rowing. Malorie then hears a boat with a motor coming in their direction. She then tells the boy and girl to go under the blankets and hide. Malorie hears the boat coming closer, she then hears a man's voice calling out to her, as if he doesn’t have a blindfold on. Malorie knew something was wrong. The man kept on saying how the creatures were a hoax and that Malorie should take off her blindfold and her kids blindfold as well. She then noticed that the man was getting angrier by the minute. He kept calling out to children to take off the blindfolds but Malorie kept yelling to them to not do so. The man then came closer to the boat and Malorie could hear him moving in the water.  The man tried to go on the boat but Malorie tried to hit him with the paddles, she then started rowing away as fast as she could, the man tried to block them from leaving but Malorie found a way through.

Re: Bird Box by:Josh Malerman

Felix goes to the well to fetch some water and he is scared. Cheryl is behind the closed door waiting for the bucket to be handed to her by Don who is outside talking to Felix so Felix doesn’t freak out. Felix went outside and tied the rope to his waist and pulled the blindfold over his eyes.
Felix hesitantly took his first step outside and brought the tin bucket with him. Felix walked slowly to the well and felt for the hook to put the bucket on it. Felix heard something in the forest move and rustle the bushes. Felix stopped for a second and then grabbed the bucket and walked fastly toward Don’s voice. Felix told Don that he had heard something but quickly handed the bucket to him and grabbed the second bucket, this time he walked too quickly and cut himself a little on the well. He filled it up and ran back to Don to get the third bucket when he got the bucket he walked to the well and heard the sound in the forest again and he heard it coming closer, he still managed to put the bucket on the hook but he accidentally knocked it over. I really thought that he was going to die, and I was scared for him. Felix realized that the sound was coming from the well, he quickly reeled the bucket back up and was running back, while on his way he was tripping and falling. I really thought he was going to die but thankfully he made it back. While I was reading this part I was so stressed out for him, I wonder how I feel when someone actually dies.

Re: Bird Box by:Josh Malerman

Malorie is rowing along the river and suddenly boy tells her he hears something. Malorie stops and hears something as well as coming from the forest. Suddenly she heard growling from the forest that's beside them. Malorie then knew that it was wolves, one wolf came at her and scratch her shoulder very hard. Malorie felt her thick blood streaming down from her shoulder. Malorie knows she has to persevere through, for the children and keep rowing. She rows and rows, tell she finally feels safe from the wolves, she stops for a second to tie a piece of clothing around her shoulder.
Boy and Girl both ask Malorie if she was okay. Malorie lied and said yes, Malorie taught the children very well so she knows that they know she is hurting. Malorie is rowing along and feels her arm going slower, the pain is so intense it hurts her. I am so worried about Malorie and the children because Malorie could black out at any moment and leave the kids there by themselves.
Girl tells Malorie that she rowing the wrong way, Malorie then notices that her strong arm has taken over. Malorie goes the right way and then she is contemplating to take off her blindfold. Malorie doesn’t do so but she knows she is about to faint, her hands drop the oars and she passes out.
I am so stressed fro the children now, what are they going to do, are they going to die, is Malorie going to die?