As this week comes to an end, I must admit that my reading levels are hitting rock bottom. Bookwise, I did not make any progress, except for the fact that I started reading “Nimona“, a graphic novel that I first read about on Over The Place. It is about a girl that happens to be a shapeshifter, who ends up being a villain’s sidekick. It is quite fun and easy to read so far. The illustration is simple, yet charming and I shall tell you more about it once I finish it.
On Thursday I watched “Room” as it premiered here in Greece and I was so agog to see Emma Donoghue’s book adaptation on the big screen. I really loved the book, as it was the first to make me cry, and I can say that the movie did not disappoint me. It must be one of the best book-to-movie adaptations out there. Brie Larson was amazing but the one that really deserves every award on this planet is Jacob Tremblay, who was absolutely stunning. I never knew a little kid could perform like that and I was totally blown away by his performance!
I also started watching the Divergent series on Friday and I must say I really, really liked the first two parts, “Divergent” and “Insurgent“. For those of you who are not familiar with the series, it’s about a post-apocalyptic future of humanity, in which the remaining people live in Chicago, and have built a wall around it to be protected. They are divided into factions based on virtues but Tris -the protagonist- finds out that she fits into more than one, which makes her a Divergent. And then the action starts kicking in! I have not read the books by Veronica Roth on which the movies are based but I loved the adaptations -maybe more than the Hunger Games series- and cannot wait for the final part, “Allegiant“.
P.S. *SPOILER ALERT* In “Divergent” I watched what I think is the most believable character’s death on the big screen ever. You can watch it here.