The Hating Game book review


The novel “The Hating Game” is being turned into a movie after receiving various awards.

Have you ever wished to read a book that wholly consumes you, and intoxicates your heart? If so, you are in luck.

The Hating Game, written by Sally Thorne, did not take long to make the New York Times bestseller list.

The Hating Game follows the story of two ambitious executive assistants Lucy and Joshua- both of whom carry a mutual hatred toward each other. Days are spent playing “mind games” and doing “competitions” to belittle each other. However, this all changes when both characters learn that they are now fighting for an exclusive COO position. The tension builds, as well as a shift in emotions.

This exciting and heartbreaking novel follows the enemy’s-lovers trope, following the journey to forgiveness, acceptance and love.

Why is this novel so beloved, you may ask?

Many readers and book critics would argue that this novel is well written, engaging and contains elements that only skilled writers understand. Among these positive evaluations, the “Kirkus Review” is an American book review publication, which is highly regarded for its harsh reviews and ethical demeanor.

“Debut novelist Thorne delivers something nearly impossible: an entirely predictable plot that is also completely fresh, original, and utterly charming. From the opening page, readers will know the outcome of Lucy and Joshua’s relationship, but what happens in between is magic,” the Kirkus review said.

After achieving immense success, fans were eagerly hoping this novel would be picked up as a feature film. Though, film critics warn book lovers that the likelihood of this occasion is extremely rare.

However despite the odds, in May 2019, BCDF Pictures picked up The Hating Game and announced plans to produce a movie. It has finished production and is said to have A-list personnel contributing to the film such as actors Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell, and director Peter Hutchings. The film is set to be released on December 10th of this year.

Being a self-proclaimed romance novel fanatic, I can attest that this slow read is Amusing and heartfelt, all while remaining relatable to modern-day dating.