Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

Tomorrow, When the War Began

There's an official trailer out for Tomorrow, When the War Began, and I have to say, the people in it look and sound a lot more city than country to me.

I'm really not a huge fan of the Marsden book (or it's many sequels), but I teach it a lot, and it has its moments. The narrator, Ellie, is probably one of the more interesting that I've encountered in YA books, and I'll give Marsden props for not shying away from hard subjects (Ellie's rape in the fourth book, for example). I'm not quite sure what I'll make out of the flick, thought he scene showing one actress standing in the water and taking her top off, reminiscent of Bay Watch, doesn't exactly fill me with excitement. Still, you know, on the books that I use in teaching, this is one of the more popular ones, and both girls and boys dig it, so it would be nice if they didn't make a complete waste of space, and make it difficult for me to get kids to read it still.

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