Tina Kakadelis
YA Author


Burn Before Reading: A Carly Allen Story

Quote of the Day: 07.21.17

Today's post is not sponsored by Pilot pens, but hi, hello, Pilot Pen representative that I'm sure is reading this book, please sponsor me.

We're going to talk about one of my favorite things in the world, A Wrinkle in Time. That's where the quote's from and it's going to be a film next year. That is entirely too far away. Although, I'm willing to wait for this masterpiece by Ava DuVernay because the last time this book got made into a movie, it was a mess. But this trailer is absolutely unreal. Usually, I get nervous when I hear that one of my favorite books is getting made into a movie, but I'm not. My girl Ava won't let me down.

If you haven't read the book, I suggest you get on that by spring of 2018. It's the story of Meg, played by an adorable Storm Reid, whose dad has gone missing somewhere in the galaxy and it's up to her to get him back. (The dad is played by Chris Pine and I just love him.) Meg's quest for her dad lands her on a planet called Camazotz where everything happens in unison. Kids bounce their balls at the same time, skip rope at the same time. Everything. Individuality is gone.

That was the part that scared my mom the most as a kid, so I'm sure she'd be happy to know that Disney is recreating that scene with like thirty kids and housewives all throughout the convention center at Comic Con this weekend.

The part that scared me the most as a kid was the Man with Red Eyes. I vividly remember sitting at the dining room table in my house kinda late at night reading that part and dreading having to walk to my bedroom. To get to my bedroom from the dining room, I had to walk down this dark hallway and I was so sure that the Man with Red Eyes was going to be waiting for me at the end. Can't wait to be terrified again at twenty-four.

It's weird the things that scare you as a kid. I remember reading this book called The Boxes. Basically, this girl's weird uncle gives her some boxes to watch over and he's like whatever you do, don't open them. Which, what did you expect? Honestly. You think a kid isn't going to going to open the thing that you told them not to? Joke's on you.

Anyway, the girl opens the box I think just a little bit. I don't think she opens it all the way. I wouldn't know what's in the box, though, because the boxes start making a ticking noise like a clock and that was too much for me. All of a sudden, I couldn't stop hearing ticking noises everywhere I turned. I still haven't Googled how it ends. I guess I could do that now and get some closure. Please hold.

Alright, I'm back. This book doesn't even have a damn Wikipedia page. From what I can gather, the boxes hold these weird telepathic bug things that can slow down time? And like it's also about a construction site trying to use the lil bug things for their own corporate gain? I'm getting this info from Answers.com, so it's not the most reliable. But, hey, at least I tried to face my fears.