On Race And Book-To-Screen Adaptations

The Book Wars

There are so many YA books right now with TV/movie deals that I can’t get the phrase “adaptations are in the air”. It’s pretty exciting! Except if you’re a fan of any of the books to be adapted, it’s basically like being an angry dragon curved possessively around a pile of books that some well-money, not-so-nice-intentioned producer is trying to obtain.

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Not that I don’t want to see my faves on the screen, big or small. I do. It’s just that the excitement is often mixed with nerves. I do, however, value and look forward to the following:

  • Surprises: Yes, I know. Surprises can be the worst. BUT if the show/movie is going to be a word-for-word retelling of the books, I think I’d rather just listen to the audiobook. The casting and the effects are bound to be better in my head anyway. So, yes, a few…

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