This truly is the golden age for young adult novel adaptations… Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was originally a brilliant YA novel written by Ransom Riggs. The novel itself was extremely original and pulled together by old timey photographs that Riggs found. The movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, looks relatively true to the novel except for a few things. But, I wont spoil anything in case you haven’t read it!.. Tim Burton is directing this movie and I will admit that I have never appreciated his directing… I fucking hate it. BUT, nobody could have done this movie justice but this man and it looks like he is toning down his weirdness just enough for this to look great! I don’t know a single one of these kids but I definitely know Eva green and Sam Jackson!.. In the end this trailer was powerful and it gave me goosebumps. It was exciting seeing everything I only previously saw in my imagination… There is so much good material in this novel, if the movie is as good as the trailer and uses the material wisely, we are looking at a great trilogy!
The Fault in our Stars is my all time favorite book. I have read it multiple times over, and it still hits me every time. TFioS is written by John Green and follows the love story of Hazel and Gus. Unlike most YA romance novels though, Hazel has terminal caner and Gus is a survivor. This book breaks so many rules of a YA romance. While Looking for Alaska had a blowjob scene, this one has multiple tragedies. Though this book is sad, it will also make you laugh. In the same scene I will be on the verge of tears, then burst out laughing… John Green moved to Amsterdam for two months to properly write a chapter of this book set in Amsterdam. That love and dedication to his work is reflected so much through this book. It’s a must read.
Reviewing American Sniper is very difficult because Chris Kyle is considered and American hero. Personally though, after reading his book, I believe that though he was very good at his job, Chris Kyle as a person was deplorable. Everyone knows what American Sniper is at this point. American Sniper follows Chris Kyle in his life as a Navy Seal and at home. I had watched the movie long before reading the book and I was definitely not expecting what I read. Reading this book was very difficult. Reading about the nonchalant way he and his friends talked about death and killing. More so than hat, the way he treated his family, and being aware of that fact yet not caring. I will not deny that American Sniper is a good book, and well written. It has an interesting enough story, and if you are interested in guns and the military it is perfect for you. I just had a difficult time getting through it.