Mrs. Mahanay came in this morning to check out Horse Soldiers: the book that inspired the movie 12 Strong currently in movie theatres. Turns out that that lead character in the book (Mark Nutsch) and the movie (played by Chris Hemsworth) is based on a real life Kansas man with connections to people in the Council Grove area through ranching and rodeo.
Battles are fought and won by the hearts of soldiers, as the cavalry-charging Green Berets in Nicolai Fuglsig's 12 Strong prove. Dropped into Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and tasked with the responsibility of rallying local forces against the Taliban, the soldiers were forced to play diplomats as they broke down cultural barriers and earned the trust of a group of people who have spent most of their lives at war. (CinemaBlend)
A monster movie that's actually about grief, this film based on the book by Patrick Ness focuses on a 12-year-old boy dealing with his mother's illness. It stars newcomer Conor O'Malley, as well as Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Liam Neeson.
Released March 3 - FIC Oliver
Based on popular YA author Lauren Oliver's debut, this story relives the last day of a young woman's life as she works to figure out the mystery of her death. It stars Zooey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Jennifer Beals.
Released April 7 - FIC Palacio
Based on beloved book by R.J. Palacio, Wonder is a heartwarming story of a young boy with a facial deformity who works to convince his new classmates he's one of them. It stars Room's Jacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts
I was obsessed by Tarzan in the summer of my 7th grade year. My brother had the books (yes, Tarzan is series fiction. Burroughs wrote 24 Tarzan books!) I read most of them before I ran out of steam. They definitely vary in quality, but the first one is good. Seventh Grade Me really liked it.
I just bought the book for the library, though the cover is not as cool as this. In fact, it isn't cool at all. It's green. I bought the book because a new movie is coming out sometime this year called The Legend of Tarzan.