Category Archives: Movie Tie-In

Adult Books for Teens: Autobiography: “Lone Survivor”

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson Marcus Luttrell has trained his entire life to arrive at the moment when he and three fellow members of Navy SEAL Team 10 creep along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in search of a … Continue reading

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“The 5th Wave”

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey    There are two reasons I needed to read The 5th Wave. One is that it’s going to be a movie, and that’s always exciting in teen books. But the greater reason was that … Continue reading

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“Unbroken” to become a movie

Good news for fans of Unbroken–and if you’ve read it, you are a fan. According to an article in the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times, Angelina Jolie is directing a movie based on the life of Louis Zamperini, … Continue reading

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Realistic Romance/Guy Books: “The Spectacular Now”

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp   “’Beauty’s all around me right here. It’s not in a textbook. It’s not in an equation.’” This is Sutter Keely’s mantra. He lives in the spectacular now. As he says, “’I was never … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars–Movie Trailer

Can’t wait until this summer!

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Dystopian Fiction Flow Chart

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! This cool “So You Loved The Hunger Games–What Should You Read Next?” flow chart was shared with me–and the link is to the Boston Public library, but they got it from the … Continue reading

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“The Book Thief”

I’ve got to see the movie–for those of you who haven’t read the book yet, here’s my original review comparing it to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The Book Thief is one you need to make time to read. … Continue reading

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