Teens talk “The Fault in Our Stars” book & upcoming movie

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 One of my nun-pals sent me this YouTube video about how teens are reacting to the book "The Fault in Our Stars" - and preview of the upcoming film based on the book - by John Green, the author and vlogger (video blogger), and video educator. I had not heard of it before but I have heard of John Green as a producer of YouTube educational videos.This YouTube video is, of course, a promotion for the film and the kids being interviewed are bright and articulate. They have definite … [Read more...]

“Standing Up” is a touching coming-of-age film based on teen novel

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D. J. Caruso’s coming-of-age film “Standing Up” opens this weekend. It’s the tasteful film version of Brock Cole’s 1990 young adult (= young adolescent) novel “The Goats” and it has a B.K. rating – bring Kleenex. It’s a movie that ought to be required viewing for parents, teachers, and camp counselors.11 year-old Howie (Chandler Canterbury) is with a group of boys at camp and enthusiastically agrees to collect wood for the fire on the island in the lake they have made off to after lights out. … [Read more...]


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