Category Archives: YA Lit & Films

The Host (2013)

The Host (2013) Talk about a film that had a lot of potential and a great concept, but fell flat! (And a book, for that matter, although I couldn’t bring myself to finish reading it.) I had not heard good … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Librarian Who Doesn’t Read Much…

…at least not of the fiction variety. I used to love to read. I still do, but now I tend to read a lot of online articles and non-fiction. When I want a fix of fictional stories, I tend to … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016)

With seven books and eight films, the Harry Potter series took up a decade of my life. I really enjoyed the story, the characters, and the fantastical world that J.K. Rowling created. Thoroughly enjoyed, in fact. The series took Harry … Continue reading

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How I Live Now (2013)

Based on the 2004 young adult novel by Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now is a war story set in a near-future version of England. Starring Saoirse Ronan as teenager Daisy, it tells the story of an American girl sent … Continue reading

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Putting Panem Back Together

At the end of The Hunger Games trilogy, the question is posed as to whether a final televised bloodthirsty Hunger Games contest should be staged; this time, the Capitol’s children would be forced to participate while the Districts watched and … Continue reading

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Grease Live (2016) – Teenage Rock & Roll Fantasy Still Tugs at the Heartstrings

It is hard to believe that were they real people, the characters of Grease would be in their mid-seventies! (As of 2016.) Imagining Sandy, Danny, Rizzo, Kenickie, Frenchy, and the rest of their gang as septuagenarians (or in reverse – … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games Trilogy – Reflections on the Film Series

After the end of the Harry Potter films (not to mention the books), I had several recommendations to read The Hunger Games trilogy. While it certainly seemed more interesting and fulfilling than the Twilight series, I did not get around … Continue reading

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