I have not read the books. I saw the movie with my wife, a children’s librarian, because I thought it would be an interesting experiment—a movie buff who hasn’t read the book watching the movie with a reader who generally doesn’t appreciate movies. Plus, it was at the bargain theater.
I walked out of the theater, dejected and oppressed rather than encouraged and freed. Read my post today at Novel Rocket to see why.
Michael Ehret, for Writing on the Fine Line