How absolutely genius are the folks at Disney Hyperion? Let me give you a hint... There's a scheduled late September release of a scrumptiously illustrated Middle Grade series retelling a little story I like to call ... THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY!!! So. Freakin'. Genius. And just look at these gorgeous little things, and try [...]
This has to be one of the most deeply disturbing books I've ever read. Disturbing, but aching and haunting and enchanting and fu#%ed up and really a masterpiece of fiction.
When I was in the 10th grade I first saw the film version of The Great Gatsby starring Robert Redford, and since then it has been the epitome of all things Gatsby for me. Others have tried to capture this tragic hero on film – and have fallen seriously short. (Yes, sadly, we do remember [...]
Stephen Chbosky’s teen angst novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower will finally see itself on the big screen. Even though this book has been around for over ten years (1999), it’s been a source of controversy in many school libraries (this I know for a fact!). The coming-of-age tale about fifteen year old Charlie will soon [...]
The release date for the teen trilogy Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, gets an official time stamp. Mark your calendars for March 23, 2012!! (3 weeks after my birthday, so feel free to get me tickets and popcorn coupons.) There’s big debate over the suspected rating due the violence and subject matter – will it [...]