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How do you like the 5th Wave and what do you think about it being made into a movie?
Of course it is being made into a movie… I actually didn’t know that. I should have figured. I think it could be a great movie if it is handled the right way, like most books. The casting for Cassie would be really important, and Sam. They couldn’t age up the cast. In fact, I’m just going to say that for all books being turned into movies: don’t age up the cast. For the love of God. We liked the book because it was about that age group. Stop changing their ages. (I’m looking at you, Percy Jackson. And you, The Giver.)
The main problem I think with it being turned into a movie is that, at this point, people will see it as white noise. It is a very “in” genre right now, in books and movies. So it will be interesting to see how they advertise and make it stand out. And honestly I wonder about it being PG-13. I mean, I know it will have to be to hit their audience, but I don’t think it should be. Not with the subject matter. I mean, I didn’t think The Hunger Games should be PG-13 either, but I guess they worked around that. We’ll see.
Oh, and in regards to the book, I loved it. I mean, I devoured it. I thought it was really incredible. And did a good job of being original considering how common the “end of humanity” trope is used in books right now. The characters were great. Loved it. Highly recommend.