You can convince yourself as much as you like, but the movie will never be the same as reading the book. Teachers preach, “Read the book!” over and over again, and we as students convince ourselves time and time again, “We don’t need to read the book”. Don’t ignore them! We fumble our way through the term, pretending to know what’s going on, guessing main events of the novel and when it comes to the exam, all the Sparknotes, film reviews and Youtube clips can’t save us. We blank. The movie will never be as good, or accurate, as the book. So, read the damn book. Then read it again. Then, take some coloured sticky-notes and mark out important quotes. Write them out. Remember them. Believe me, your life will be 110% better when it comes to that last two weeks of revising, instead of ‘cramming’.