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As we start our discussion, feel free to share any insight and/or information about the book you've read. For guidance, here are some potential discussion points:
- What did you read?
- Share the genre(s) of your book.
- Have you watched the movie version? If so, which did you watch first and which did you prefer?
- Was this book part of a series or was it a stand-alone?
- Would you recommend the book?
- Do you plan on reading more from the same author?
Feel free to share anything else that you'd like about your book. Was there a character you enjoyed the most and/or least? Did you find that the plot flowed well? Were the themes well represented?
As always, let's have fun discussing some great books!
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- Latest Review: MY FRIEND Marilyn by Christopher Lentz
I loved this story as a book. It was wonderfully descriptive, and the character development was superb.
I did picture things a little differently than they were portrayed in the movie version, but that's bound to happen. The movie version I watched was the one Margaret O'Brian acted in. It depicted the story very well and stayed true to the storyline. The characters were portrayed just the way they were in the book, and that was pleasing to me.
I also like the book-to-movie translation of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I loved the 1949 film adaptation (also with Margaret O'Brian). It stayed true to the story and delivered! My favorite part was when the black and white film went color every time the children entered the secret garden.