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Who’s Excited for Water For Elephants?

18 Apr


And no, it’s not just because the movie stars Robert Pattinson.  Honest!

Yes, it’s true I read the book because of the upcoming movie staring Robert Pattinson.  I’d never heard of the book before the buzz about the movie.  But once I picked up the book, I was so glad that I had.  It’s beautifully written, and it stayed on my mind for several days after I read it.

When I watched the trailers after reading the book, I got goosebumps!  It looks like they’ve done a wonderful job adapting the book.  Of course there will be differences; it’s impossible to replicate a book exactly in a live performance.  There are a few scenes I’m not looking forward to.  If you’ve read the book, I’m sure you know which ones I’m talking about.

Last week, Novel Novice did a feature on Water for Elephants, including ways to use the book in the classroom, a reader’s guide, and exclusive wallpapers.  They are hosting a contest until April 22 — the day of the movie’s release — in which the prize is a copy of the novel.  Go check out their goodies and enter the contest!

Haven’t seen the trailers yet or just want to watch them again?  Cue the goosebumps!

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