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YA Strong Female Characters (and Witty Blog Comments)

I read this article today about “Trinity Syndrome”. This happens when a female character is set up as badass, interesting, multi-faceted, in the first act… then has nothing to do for the rest of the movie. Examples were Trinity from The Matrix, Valka from How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Tauriel in The Hobbit:[…]

Why I’m Nervous About The Book Thief Movie

Generally, I am not that person who freaks out over movie adaptations of books. I really like seeing how a movie producer and his cast and crew interpret the author’s story and adapt it for a different medium. If you read my book/movie comparison posts, I try to look at the theme and characters instead[…]