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(Grades 9 and up) Greg is forced into making friends with Rachel out of pity - she has leukemia. Needless to say, even in a sea of negativity, sarcasm, and jokes, he learns to rethink that. It's now an independent feature film!
The True Meaning of Smekday
(Grades 4-8) Gratuity "Tip" Tucci has had it with the Boov. The benign but dopey aliens landed on Earth last Christmas, renamed it Smekday in honor of their captain, and decided to relocate all humans to Florida. Separated from her mother, 11-year-old Tip decides to drive herself to Florida, along with her cat, Pig. It's quite the adventure. Click to learn more about the Boov, Captain Smek, and more (like the upcoming movie adaptation starring Rihanna and Jim Parsons).
(Adult book with appeal for teens) If you like the humor of writer/TV stars like Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, or Lena Dunham, Issa Rae is your next heroine. This collection of essays is astute and funny. Read the book, and then watch her hilarious web series of the same name!
Neil's Work | Books | American Gods
(Adult book with appeal for teens) As soon as he was released from prison, Shadow vowed to stay out of trouble. Then he meets Mr. Wednesday, and he is offered a job he has no reason to refuse. That job thrusts Shadow into a dangerous, fascinating world of ancient gods from a multitude of cultures and newer ones, like the god Internet and goddess Media. This book from a masterful storyteller is not to be missed. This book will soon become a TV series!
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) - IMDb
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. With Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge. In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
(Grades 9 and up) Mia is in a coma, and she has a choice to make - live or die? This thriller from Gayle Forman is headed to the big screen in August, starring Chloe Grace Moretz in the lead role. Click to read about the author's visit to the set.
The poster for The Fault in Our Stars movie has just been released and you can BUY the physical poster as a perk from the Project for Awesome Indiegogo. I’ll be signing 200 of the posters, too. Thanks...