inkpop Fundamentals: January 20, 2011
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on January 20, 2011
★ Elle Fanning as ‘The Hunger Games’ Prim? With all of the focus circling the casting of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark in the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling The Hunger Games, many have overlooked the casting of some of the less-visible characters, such as Katniss’ younger sister Primrose “Prim” Everdeen; but one name has begun to float around in regards to the role of Prim…Elle Fanning. Though not signed on for the role, rumors are circling through Hollywood that Dakota’s younger sister is a frontrunner for the part. Just Jared, Jr.
★ Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in 90 seconds or less! Madeleine L’Engle’s bestselling A Wrinkle in Time has been captivating readers since it was first published back in 1962, and even went on to spawn three sequels – making it the first title in a quartet. Now, the 206-page Newbery Award Winner has been cut down to size via the 90-Second Newbery – a video contest that challenges book lovers to “make a video that compresses the story of a Newbery award-winning book into 90 seconds or less.” Vimeo.
★ Sneak peek of Sarah Dessen’s ‘What Happened to Goodbye’ Since publishing her first book That Summer in 1996, readers have lined up to be the first with their hands on each of Sarah Dessen’s literary successors; devouring every word before eagerly beginning the wait for her next masterpiece. For those of you who don’t have the patience to wait until May 10, 2011 for What Happened to Goodbye, Dessen’s latest YA release, you’re in luck! Sarah has posted a one chapter excerpt from her May release on her blog for all to read. Check it out here. Sarah Dessen.
Over to you…do you think that Elle Fanning would make a fitting Prim in The Hunger Games movie adaptation? If you could see anyone take on the role of Prim, who would it be and why? What do you think of the 90-Second Newbery Video Contest? Will you be entering – why or why not? If you were to make a 90-Second video of any Newbery Award Winner, which one would it be and why? What do you think of What Happened to Goodbye? Will you be buying a copy when it hits bookstores on May 10, 2011?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)