Funny enough about this adaptation, they stuck to the heart of the story as much they could but for some reason I didn't really like it.
From what I can tell, the movie covered the first six books in the series, from the abduction of Soren to the battle at St. Aegolious and the defeat of his brother Kludd.
I don't know, maybe it's the combination of all 6 books that I didn't like. Too much in one 90 minute movie. Most adaptation end with covering the first four of a series and I'm usually OK with that. I feel like in that instance each book gets a fair share of time on the big screen. But when you try to cover six, things get rushed and overlooked. Maybe that was my problem.
If the vibrant colors of this book don't bring kids in, the rhythmic tale of a colony of bats enjoying a night in the library will. This is the second of Brian Lies books starting with Bats at the Beach and now end with Bats at the Ballgame. The first thing I like is the idea of using bats. It's not a common animal to use. But Lies puts a human spin on these dark animals, giving them traits common to people (the elder bats wear glasses and the mama bats carry their young in a baby bjorn).
My favorite part is by far reading time. Watching the scenes of the young bats being transformed into the stories: one dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, another reading Goodnight, Sun (I literally laughed out loud at that one). I enjoyed this tale and I'm sure the kids will as well.
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Theodore Boone is back in the sequel to John Grisham's Kid Lawyer book. This time Theodore is dealing with the abduction of his best friend April. In true Grisham form, you get the legal aspects of the story complete with lawyers, judges and a 13 year-old kid who wants to be a criminal lawyer when he grows up.
I enjoyed the book, but I was expecting a bit more with the abduction of April. I know it's a kid book and therefore it can't be too dark, but I was at least expecting a forced event. Without spoiling everything, I felt that it was cleaned up in a neat package without scars. I would still recommend the book for kids, but as an adult, I was a bit disappointed.
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