Saturday, August 21, 2010


I haven't posted many reviews lately because I have been busy getting ready for the new school year and my new job as an elementary librarian. I am so excited and so nervous. I will start reviewing more books soon, I promise!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Movie: Beezus and Ramona

I know that I review books, but I feel it is entirely appropriate to review movies based on books.  So, I am going to review the new movie Beezus and Ramona. Just a reminder that this book is based on the Ramona the Pest books by Beverly Clearly.

As a kid, I loved the books. Ramona was constantly trying to make things better only to have things get worse. Reading about her adventures often made me laugh out loud. The movie did not disappoint. Joey King who plays Ramona is adorable. She has that look that makes it hard to be made at her even when creating havoc. Selena Gomez as Beezus was good. She made the perfect big sister. As my 11 year old daughter said, she was "awesome".  I think the movie was very well done.

If you like moviews like Cheaper by the Dozen, you will enjoy this movie. You walk out feeling good and enjoy the few hours you spent in the movie. It is appropriate for all ages.