This is one of those movies that despite the differences and changes, I actually liked it. For me, it's about the feelings I get and the foundation of the story that makes an adaptation work. I got the same feeling watching the movie that I did reading the book and that makes a difference to me. Prince Caspian was still searching for the seven lost Lords of Narnia, Eustace was still a royal brat, Reepicheep was still the cutest talking mouse ever and in the end, I still felt bad for Edward and Lucy knowing they will never be able to return to Narnia. However, in tradition of every other review I have given, here's my list of differences:
1. The search for the Lords' swords. The movie created a plot line where, in order to defeat the darkness, Caspian needed to collect the seven Lords' swords and place them around a magical table. I did feel this took away a bit the importance Caspian felt in finding the Lords. It was more about his father in the book than in the movie.
2. The appearance of the White Witch. In the movie, she tempt Edward, beckoning him to her. She's not around in the book.
3. Eustace's transformation into a dragon. In the movie, he's transformed and remains that way for the remainder of the movie until they reach Aslan's Country. They use this as his redemption moment. He fights against the darkness and becomes a valued hero. In the book, he's a dragon for one night and it's in this night that he becomes humble. In the book, there was no need for redemption.
4. Aslan's Country or The Very End of the World. In the book, Reepicheep travels to the end of the world to save the last three lords who are in an enchanted sleep. In the movie, Reepicheep decides his adventures are done. Aslan is there and offers anyone of them a chance to enter Aslan's Country with the notion that if they do so, they cannot ever return.
Neil Gaiman is a master at the strange but humorous and his "Graveyard Book" is no exception. Meet Nobody Owens, a boy who lives with the ghosts of the graveyard. There's just one problem, Nobody or "Bod" is alive. In the true Gainman style, this story weaves the dark humor with excitement and adventure. Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award, this book will not disappoint fans of Gaiman's who enjoyed stories like Coraline and Stardust. Follow Bod as he discovers who he is and the truth behind the tragic night that took is blood family away from him.
What I liked about the character of Stargirl is her conviction, her desire not to conform despite the pressure from others to do so. One thing that young kids don't realize is that it's sometimes good to be different. It's the differences that makes us special and Stargirl is no exception. The first of Jerry Spinelli's books, follows Leo as he meets and falls for Stargirl. Leo discovers the magic of first love. The second book follows Stargirl herself. She has moved away from Leo and over the course of a year discovers the magic of finding out who she is and who she wants to be.
These books are easy to read and the writing is simple However, if you like Spinelli's books, then you'll like these. They are an enjoyable read.
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