Last Wednesday the Book Club met to not only review The Clearing by Heather Davis, but to also watch and review The Hunger Games Movie. Something we were all looking forward to seeing. So here are the details for you.
First, we had one girl call in sick. But thankfully, she reviewed the book on her Goodreads account which you can view here. In the end, she had an okay feeling about it. The rest of us quickly reviewed the book as we sat in the theater watching the commercials (does anyone else miss the quizzes?). Generally, we liked it finding ourselves enthralled enough to move from page to page. We wondered about the ending and the fog rolling in on the farm again. Does this mean Amy was now doomed to repeat Henry's mistake?
We did feel that Amy's back story of why she needed to relocate was powerful enough without having to bring Matt in at the end. And that it was just a bit overkill. I did have a problem believing the sudden relationship of Amy and Henry. After everything that happened with her and Matt and her insistence she was done with boys, I felt the whole Henry thing was just too sudden. It might have been better if it remained in a friendship manner instead of a romantic nature. I think the two of them providing the comfort of a friend that they both needed would have been more believable.
Then the lights dimmed and the previews began. The movie was upon us as we sat there silently taking it all in. When the light came back on and we processed our thoughts from the time it took us to leave the theater, I kept feeling like something about the movie was off. I soon realized I was the only one who felt that way. It happens from time to time when one of us is felling the total opposite from the others and this time it was me. The other girls liked the movie and I found myself disappointed. I'm still working on that full review and will post it on this site this weekend.
Our next book on deck: A & L Do Summer by Jan Blazanin. I'll keep you posted.
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