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Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by AnnaRose, Nov 10, 2013.
As my Mother says, FlakeNoir: "Kids, who'd have 'em?"
The language gets them, I think. So much YA lit is written at a 5th grade level--kids often don't have the vocab. for classic books, or they can't follow through with a complex thought. It's a learned skill--they'll get it if you don't give up!
I'm a 'mean' mom: if my kids had a book project and didn't pick a book within a reasonable amount of time, I chose for them. As a result, by 7th grade the big ones got assigned (by me) Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men, Ethan Frome... Anything shorter, but still a classic. Two littlest go to a better school, so their teachers help me out now--haha!
One of those very rare instances where I liked the movie more than the book. Book was very hard to read thru, seemed quite dry and uninteresting...much like myself.....
Did you read the book first or see the movie? I generally like whichever I saw/read first better. And which version did you watch? I haven't seen either...I suppose I'll watch both.
The story is good but I hate the way they talk.
Ralph was an ass to piggy throughout the book It really bothered me. Actually they were all pretty mean to piggy.
I also hated the word ass-mar.
Are you talking about the 1960s version? If so, I just saw a new version on blu-ray. They have fixed it up and it looks 100 times better than I've ever seen it. They fixed the audio too. See if you can find a blu-ray copy to rent or buy. They did a great job with the restoration.