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Mace and Crown | May 25, 2018

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"Fifty Shades of Grey"

“Fifty Shades of Grey”

As a gift, I was given the book “Fifty Shades of Grey” written by E.L. James. I started reading the book this summer and once I picked it up, I couldn’t stop reading. I couldn’t decide if I was appalled by the context or turned on. Not knowing what I had gotten myself into, I kept turning pages.

The book follows a female character, Anastasia Steele, a student about to graduate from college.  Her world is turned upside down when she gets the chance to meet and interview Christian Grey, a man of money, good looks and a mysterious personality.

Ana meets Grey at in interview where she becomes drawn to him. Little does she know, she has the same effect on him. He immediately becomes her protector and constantly appears places to sweep her off her feet. Never having such strong feelings for a man before, Ana starts to fall for Grey until she is thrown a curve ball titled his “red room of pain.” This is where the book gets kinky, steamy and all sorts of weird, but is a good way.

On their second date, Grey asks Ana to be his submissive. That’s right, Christian Grey is a dominant. He gets off on making girls do what he wants and punishes them if they disobey. The stipulations of the relationship he wants is laid out in the book for all readers to see. There were things he desired in the arrangement that blew my mind. He craved bondage, spanking and everything in between.

Ana was open to adjusting to this extreme type of sex but she had boundaries about what Grey could do to her. Never having sex before, Ana knew no other way to have sex than Grey’s erotic style. Once the two reach an agreement on the hard and soft boundaries, the two fell into a web of love and lust.

I would recommend this book to people who enjoy romantic novels. Grey and Ana realize they fit well together and build a relationship around each other’s wants and needs. Grey seeks to dominate Ana but she wants more from him. He claims that he doesn’t do relationships because of his tortured childhood, yet for Ana, he breaks the rules of their agreement to make her happy because of his strong love for her.

By: Easy A

Staff Writer