Every month, the Children's Corner will one book, alternating between middle grade/picture book and young adult.
This month Children's Corner book: Library of Souls: The Third novel of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
I enjoyed this story, but at this point, I don't pay attention to the photographs anymore. They're interesting, but not really needed to tell the story.
As I mentioned, I enjoyed the story, but I have to admit that the mechanics of the loops and the age or don't age of them confuses me. First, the kids couldn't be outside a loop for long because they were afraid of rapid aging and then, since one closed around them, they can now age like everyone else. I'm not exactly sure I understand how that works. And since loops are a big part of this story & series, it kind of makes it hard to follow along. I like the character building and the enhancement of Jacobs abilities, I just wish the science didn't lose me.
Artemis Fowl I'm not going to say this was a bad movie. It was not. It was fun and something for kids to enjoy. I've always liked Kenneth Branagh at the helm. His version of Hamlet is my favorite. However, as an adaptation, this movie didn't really have it.
For starters, it's not an adaption of the first book. It's a loose combined adaptation of the first two books. I say loose, cause there are a lot of differences from books to movie. The link below goes into 16 of them, so I won't myself, but I will one thing I didn't like and one I did.
- I didn't like the shared connection between Holly Short and Artemis' fathers. One of the things I liked about this duo in the book, was that their friendship is based on mutual distrust and respect. Adding this link between the fathers and an understanding of what having a misunderstood father is like, lays the groundwork for them to connect, like each other and possibly turn to love. Now, I haven't read the remainder of the series, so I don't know if this is a possibility, but I like the fact that it's currently not on the table.
- I liked that Juliet Butler is a stronger female character in the movie, more than just a follower. I just wished they had used her more than just a side character. I know that's what she was in the book, but if you go to all the trouble to change her age, race and personality, then make the effort to highlight that.