- The name. The book is called Beezus and Ramona not the other way around. Why change the name? More people are familiar with the name Ramona Quimby and I get it.
- The movie is from Ramona's point of view, the book is from Beezus'.
- There are only 2 girls not 3. The movie has the addition of a baby sister, thus making Ramona the middle child not the youngest.
- The ages of the girls are older. In the movie Beezus is a teenager and Ramona is 9. Again, I get it. The older the girls are the more relevant the movie becomes to the target audience.
- Aunt Beatrice has a bigger role in the movie. In the book, she's Beezus' favorite relative, a confidant she can rely on. She is in the movie as well except she relates more to Ramona.
- Beezus is pretty. In the book, Beezus is an awkward girl still trying to figure out who she is and what she wants. She's still coming into her looks.
Having listed all of that, I'm going to tell you why I liked the movie and it wasn't Selena Gomez. The theme of the book was sisters. Two girls, different in personalities, realizing just how much they mean to each other. The movie did just that. Yeah, Ramona was a goof and some of the antics she did was funny, but she was still Beezus' little sister.
I also like the mix of reality and imagination. Ramona is an imaginative child, that's the point of her character and the movie did a good job showing off her imagination and separating it from her reality. Click here to visit the official website.