Picture it: August 1994, a sixteen-year-old blond stands around with a group of people she just met from her new job at a movie theater. About ten of her coworkers have decided to go horseback riding for the afternoon at a nearby ranch. The girl notices a guy she hasn’t met yet. He’s cute and looks about her age. They spend the ride laughing, flirting and having a really nice time. Then the guy leaves because it’s his eighteenth birthday and he has a date with another girl. As summer turns into fall, the blond finds out things didn’t go so well for the guy and the other girl. The blond and the guy start talking more at work and seeing movies together after their shifts. They eventually go on a real date to Pizza Hut and in January they are officially boyfriend and girlfriend. Their parents don’t like that their dating because he’s soooo much older (one year and ten months older). The girl’s friends don’t like him at first because he didn’t go to their school and they don’t know him. Eventually though, everyone accepts that this guy and this girl are staying together.
Fast forward to today where the guy snores in the bed next to the girl who is writing this blog post.
I am beyond excited to be sharing YA movie stuff with you guys. As you can tell from the above little story, movies have been a huge part of my life for a very long time. From my mom taking us to the air-conditioned theater to escape the summer heat, to getting my first job at the concession stand and meeting my husband, to taking my daughter to see The Princess and the Frog, her first big screen experience, I love everything there is to love about the movies.
I’m going to do my best to keep you guys updated on all the big YA movies coming out. I’ll also be talking about how books get made into movies, and hopefully I’ll be able to post a few interviews with authors whose books are becoming movies. You’ll probably see a few classics pop up here and there, anything from Romeo and Juliet to Sixteen Candles to Twilight. It’s all fair game.
For now, I’ll leave you with the trailer for the movie I’m most excited to see this summer. My brother bought me the first three books in this series for Christmas a few years ago and I read them all in about two weeks. And you can bet I’ll be ordering my tickets on Fandango for opening night as soon as they're available.
(P.S. A little bit of shameless promotion. I won a book trailer contest for OF TRITON by Anna Banks, head here to check it out.)