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Book Blogger Hop“In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?”

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I decided that I was going to pick two books.  One because I just really enjoyed the book and one because I think that the message and lesson in it are very important and I applaud the author for taking them on in a fashion that teens can relate to and understand.

Without further comment here they are:

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler: Book CoverThe Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) by Suzanne Collins: Book Cover Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

 

 

 

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 

 

Q. What book that hasn’t been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?

My honest answer to this is none.  I am really not crazy fond of books turned movies.  I feel like we talked about this a lot lately so those of you who have followed me for a while know my feelings.  For those of you who are new, I hope that you will follow and I will not share my feelings on books made movies.  I have a really hard time with them because I visualize exactly what I think people look like, sound like and act like and movies never or very rarely meet those expectations.  So while I know lots of people like them, it is just not for me.

 

 

 

What are you answers I would love to know!  Let me a comment and follow if you like!

12 thoughts on “Follow Friday

  1. I just roll my eyes as I look at both of those books and the reasons they are on the Banned List.. The more time I think about it; the more annoyed I get. Makes me want to go hand out free copies to people who try to ban them and ask if they’ve actually read them. *head slap*

  2. I know that it is already in the works, but I would really like a good big screen version of The Great Gatsby. The version they made in the 70s was awful. The Tv movie of it is good but I would still like a decent big screen version. We’ll have to see if the new movie pans out. I don’t have my hopes set high.

  3. I’ve heard such great things about Twenty Boy Summer! I am planning on reading it soon!

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  4. I’m like that with books to movies sometimes as well. Of course that doesn’t stop me from seeing my fave books as films. I just have to constantly tell myself that the film isn’t really the book, only loosely based on it, otherwise I end up getting a little disappointed!

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  5. I rather enjoyed Twenty Boy Summer. I read it twice 😉

    Hunger Games… not so much. I did not even complete my task there. 🙁

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  6. I have yet to read 20 boy summer – in fact it was my Dusty Reads post this week which is a book I’ve had for a while but not read yet. I loved the Hunger Games though. LOVED!! Scared to see the movie. I hope they don’t destroy it.

    Giselle
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  7. Loved The Hunger Games and Twenty Boy Summer is sitting on my shelf! Banned books don’t make sense. Are these people crazy?! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Hopping through. I love the idea of books becoming movies. But it’s true that they usually end up getting ruined. Disappointing.
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  9. I haven’t read twenty boy summer yet but I have it on my shelf to read. I did read the first hunger game book, and wasn’t thrilled with it, but maybe I just need to finish the series to see if I like it after that. I know so many people who liked it.

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