An Update on an Update
If you missed the movie version of Speak, you'll have another chance on September 13 at 7:00 pm.
I thought the movie was good and the actress who played the main character was excellent. However, if memory serves me, the main character was in much worse shape in the book, barely speaking at all. And the rapist was a more unpleasant character while still being the big man around school. He definitely was a little weak in the movie.
Nonetheless, if you're a fan of the book, the movie is worth a look.
And Speaking of Movies...
...I've fallen way behind on ironing again, so I'm watching I Capture the Castle while trying to catch up. The original book was written by Dodie Smith who also wrote The Hundred and One Dalmations. I don't know if I Capture the Castle is considered YA (I don't believe anyone knew what YA was back in its day), but the main character is a seventeen-year-old girl, so it's okay to be mentioning it here.
Oh, and as a little pop culture aside, the guy who played Buffy the Vampire Slayer'scollege boyfriend is in this movie.