Clearly, I love books. I'm an avid fan of movies too, but I get frustrated when the films don't do the movies justice. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire films were close, some of the Harry Potter films were spot-on and well, we don't need to talk about what happened with the Lightning Thief.
So when I heard that a film adaptation of The Giver was going to be released this upcoming August, I winced. I don't have high hopes for this as a film adaptation.
I read the novel myself in elementary school and again as a junior in high school, clearly with different levels of understanding. I have read this novel with many different small groups, but only if they're mature enough to handle the content...specifically the part with the twins. That's rough, especially when I had a set of twins in the same small group. I did not enjoy the tears at that discussion.
So I'm hesitant about this movie...
Then I saw that Taylor Swift was cast in the film. I'm love her as a musical artist but as Rosemary...I'm not so sure. At least Meryl Streep has a large role.
I just don't want to see another great book ruined by a sub par movie. So please, movie industry, don't ruin this classic.