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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Celebrate Christmas in July With Some Haiku Reviews

Just in time of Christmas in July (which I know you all celebrate because decorating a palm tree is awesome), I’ve decided to offer a few haiku reviews in case you’re looking for entertainment during your next vacation. I’m covering all age groups here, all reading levels, and even a movie.



So without further ado…

My Summer Haiku Reviews

THE HELP, Katheryn Stockett
Jackson is racist?
No way! But three maids see all
with great points of view.

CERTAIN GIRLS, Jennifer Weiner
Cannie and Joy fight
mostly about bat mitzvahs.
Let her wear the dress!

DAIRY QUEEN, Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Child laborer plays
linebacker. Hard to believe
but hard to put down

SNEEZY LOUISE, Irene Breznak
Great rhythmic pattern
in this cute bedtime read. Just
cover your nose please…

ECLIPSE, the movie
So much better than
New Moon! Awesome dialogue.
Bella makes more sense.

So enjoy! Now go out and buy books! Lots and lots of books!

POP CULTURE RANT: Eclipse
So I wasn’t kidding about Bella’s thinking making more sense in this movie. She even makes more sense than her character did in the book. Now just to warn you, but….

SPOILER ALERT

My favorite part of the movie was the end where Bella explains to Edward that it was never a choice between him or Jacob, it was choice between her being the “Bella she should be” and the “Bella she is.” The DH turned to me after that scene and said, “I think that speech was the best part of the movie.” I said, “It wasn’t in the book.” And really, it should have been. That one monologue summed up the entire point of the series in a few sentences. So kudos to the screenwriter, Melissa Rosenberg! (And kudos to her for taking out those obnoxious crying scenes at the end of the novel.)

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