_I love seeing classic authors producing new material. I always feel like a kid again reading their new stuff as if I was reading them for the first time all over again. Reading this new collection from fame kids' poet Silverstein was familiar and fun.
I have always wondered where Shell gets his ideas or how he comes up with these weird and strange poems and reading this book was no different. His sketches throughout are the signature of his work. They were hilarious and made the poems comes to life even more as they did with the Where the Sidewalk Ends series and everything other book he's produced. I hope he keeps going.
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_ Now married, Bella and Edward find themselves facing their next challenge: an unplanned pregnancy. As if the fast growing baby weakening Bella by the hour wasn't even drama for the expecting parents, the Cullens, with the help of Jacob, must protect the unborn child from the wolf pack set on destroying it.
For fans of the book, this movie actually holds true to the plot written by Stephanie Meyer. You'll even get to see scenes surrounding Jacob the way Meyer wrote them in the book. While there are those cheesy lines and sappy scenes (as it is with most teen flicks), those that haven't read the books will be able to follow the plot and enjoy the movie for what it is: a guilty pleasure.
There were some slight differences and here is my famous list for you:
1. Rosalie's reason for helping Bella: The movie didn't explain why Rose was so bent on helping Bella and the baby. It's no secret that Rose has never really liked Bella and her reasoning was just another display of this. Her actions after the baby is born shows this a bit, but it's not really all that clear.
2. Bella's need to be near Jacob: We're all familiar with the triangle between Bella and the two boys, but during her pregnancy, Bella finds herself needing Jacob around more so than ever. It's not until after Jacob imprints that we realize it was because the baby wanted him around. They also took out the alternating hot/cold aspect that Jacob and Edward did to keep Bella comfortable.
3. Jacob's freak out and need to imprint: In the books, Jacob has a moment where he needs to escape and go some where. Edward gives him the keys to the car he got Bella (another aspect not seen in the movie) and he goes out for a drive. Jacob, feeling desperate, tries to imprint on someone with no success.
What's nice is that I understand why they took out these aspects of the books. I have to say, it was definitely the better of the adaptations thus far. The last one comes out next November. Let's see how it goes.
_A charming retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl and a beautiful Christmas story for this month's review. What Maguire does is not only weave in the story of the little match girl, but surrounds it in a new story about a boy named Frederik. Who is Frederik you might ask? Why he's the boy who steals the little match girl's shoe on that cold New Year's Eve in Andersen's version of the story.
I loved the idea of seeing the story from the little boy. The book is split into three parts: Frederik, Little Match Girl and Frederik again. The second part is true to the original tale with a few minor details changed. You still see the little match girl lighting each match and seeing the visions. You still see the little match girl's passing and her journey into heaven. However, what Maguire's version gives you is what happens after the little match girl's death. You see her father and sisters mourn and continue living without her.
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