Just in case your December plans involve going to the movies, and your friends, husband, family or boyfriend would like to see something other than vampires or werewolves for a change – I wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that there are other movies besides New Moon playing in theaters this month. It’s shocking, I know.
One of those movies is based on another fantastic piece of young adult literature, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.* I don’t want to give too much of the plot away, but this book was one that kept me thinking about it for days, months – and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say this – years after I read it.
The book has sold over a million copies, stayed on the New York Times best seller list for over a year and it’s point-of-view is one the most unique and interesting pieces of storytelling I’ve read. And I’ve read some interviews with the director, Peter Jackson, and the actress who plays the main character and I have to say, I’m anxious to see how it translates to the big screen.
Get more information on the movie at www.lovelybones.com and check out the trailer below:
The movie is rated PG13 for disturbing themes and images as well as language.
*Ultimately, each of us is responsible for the decisions we make and for knowing as much as we can about whatever we choose to read – but I wanted to include some additional info about the book that may be relevant to our members and blog audience. Though this book is considered young adult literature because the main character is a young adult/teen, it deals with some very mature themes and subject matter. Though I personally loved the book, several adult readers of the book that I know have found it disturbing and extremely unsettling.