Category Archives: YA Lit & Films

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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Sex Distracting from Religion

Judy Blume’s Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret (1970) The world of Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret is the late 1960s, when religion and belief in God was a lot more ubiquitous than it is now. Even … Continue reading

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