This is taken from the page called “Ms. V. Reads”. I posted it back in the summer.
Mrs. B. and I were at the movies yesterday, seeing A Mighty Heart. The previews for this movie came on, and intrigued, I hopped on over to Barnes & Noble to pick up the book for myself. I simply cannot put it down. This story is so moving; I invite you to step into the mind of someone who puts everything aside to walk *Into the Wild*. I couldn’t do it, could you? Perhaps my new students and I will read it, and go on a field trip to the movies, since it comes out in September!
Well now, that was before I met my students. They are fun readers. I continue to buy books and they eat them up. Some of their favorite topics are the Holocaust, Prison, La Migra, (as in The Circuit). Every time I bring new ones in, they are checked out before the ink dries. However, I haven’t highlighted this book to them yet. I’m not sure it’s a good read for a 13 year old.
I read Into The Wild before I saw the movie, but this is one of the only times that I have experienced the movie being VERY close to the book. Very. It was long (2+ Hours), and very few people were in the theater. I needed to see it. My life is changing, and I needed a dark theater to sob in, and a movie to help break the dam of my walled-off emotions. Yeah, it worked.
One of the most poignant lines was “True happiness must be shared.” True, that. Here is a great review of the movie. Glad I saw it.