I will admit that I went into watching this series without reading Jay Asher’s book. Fortunately for me, my teen daughter read the book and we watched the series together. She was quick to point out some of the differences in the adaptation. My review is also tainted by the fact that I’m a mom to two teens and a tween. That fact alone colors my opinion of the series. I can’t help watching everything through Mama Bear eyes. It’s annoying at times, even I’ll admit that.