Gone Girl ~ Amy's Diary (Spoilers)

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Re: Gone Girl ~ Amy's Diary (Spoilers)

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The reveal about the diary was total game changer for me. Who writes a false diary? It really put new light on Amy's character and just how twisted she was.
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The twist with the diary also caught me off guard. I believed the diary at first because who would write a false diary, right?? It was a great device, and it added tension and conflict to the rest of the story.

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The reveal about the diary also caught me off guard, and I was so shocked I had to put the book down for a minute. It was a great device, and it added even more conflict to the plot of the story. At first, it sold Amy as the victim, and it just showed how well thought out Amy's plan was. It definitely was a good aspect on the author's part to put you on Amy's side and distract you from the signs.
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The reveal about the diary seemed like a way to express the depth of Amy's twisted psychology and is Flynn's way of letting readers get their first hint that everything we learned so far needs to be reassessed. You're expecting a diary to reflect true, actual events and when we discover it's apart of her machinations it's this big shock.

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i loved it so much cause we womens show this weak side to us but with amy she showed that we cant only be the person who would be left out but also we can show that we are smart and that we can show that our weakest part can be our weapon to show that who we really are and remind them what they been missin out.

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Oh I consider that a brilliant move. Both on the autor and the character account. And to be honest, so accurate to some strategies that people like that tend to use. So DMS-V. I loved it. It also showed how deeply thought and round her character was.

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Amy used the diary as a weapon, a form of concrete evidence that reeks of careful planning and a strategic mind. Flynn deliberately misleads readers - no one expects a diary to be recounting untrue events.

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