Thursday, February 12, 2015

@JojoDebrazza Talks "Favourite Books vs Their Movie Adaptation" During the Virtual Book Tour for Her #YA #Novella ~ TheCharm

Welcome to the Next Stop on the Virtual Book Tour for The Charm by Jojo Debrazza.

Today I get to host Jojo Debrazza as she discusses the topic "Books vs. Movie Adaptations."

Favourite Books vs Their Movie Adaptation

It’s amazing when you hear your favourite books are being made into films but can they always live up to your expectations? Here’s my verdict on some of my favourite books and their movie versions:

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Plot summary: Naughty Max is sent to bed with no supper. He travels, in his wolf onesie, to a place where the wild things are and becomes king. But he misses his mum so travels back to find his supper is still warm.
Movie verdict: This was my favourite childhood book so when the movie came out in 2009 I couldn't wait to see it. I really wanted to love this film. It was okay but a little bit dark and sad. The book is far better!

The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

Plot summary: Harry Potter discovers he is a famous wizard and is sent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A dark wizard, Voldemort, tried to kill Harry when he was a baby but the curse backfired. Voldemort returns and tries to kill Harry resulting in many adventures and an epic battle of good versus evil.
Movie verdict: The movies really captured the magic and were so fantastically cast, not just with the youngsters who were shot to fame but with a whole array of great British icons, that the films had to be great.

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Plot summary: Panem is separated into 12 districts. Each year, as retribution for a past rebellion, two young people from each district are randomly picked to participate in the deadly Hunger Games.
Movie verdict: I loved the books and couldn’t wait for the movies. The first three films have been great and I’m looking forward to the conclusion. However, for me, the books have the edge for the extra details.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Plot summary: Divergent is set in a world where society is divided into factions. As people enter adulthood they must choose and commit to one faction for life based on their own virtues. However, Tris’s aptitude tests reveal she is Divergent, meaning she will never fit into one faction, and she is and is warned to conceal her abilities.
Movie verdict: Another great movie but again I preferred the book for all the added details.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss

Plot summary: The Grinch hates the Whos, who love Christmas. He tries to stop Christmas by stealing all their presents.

Movie verdict: One of those rare occasions when I prefer the movie over the book. I know most of the movie’s lines off by heart but Jim Carey's delivery never fails to crack me up!

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About The Charm:

Extraordinary powers come with a price.

Fifteen year old Luca has the charm, a gift he inherited from his mum. Charmers can control minds, but they abide by a code—to only use the power for good, and only with the person’s permission. Luca knows breaking the code is wrong, and his mum would kill him if he tried!

But when a rogue charmer uses the power for criminal means, the Restorative government jumps in. Luca’s mum is imprisoned and the Register for Charmers is announced. The media creates a frenzy of fear and suspicion against charmers.

Believing the family is in peril, and wishing to keep Luca’s gift a secret, Luca’s dad takes them to stay with a friend in the country. Here, Luca meets Fee, a computer genius who can hack into anything. Fee introduces Luca to an underground rebellion group of internet hackers who have their own issues with the Restoratives and their own way of protesting.

Fearful of how the Restoratives are treating his mum in prison and concerned about their motives for creating the Register of Charmers, Luca must make an impossible choice—break the rules and use his gift or stand by and watch as the power is abused.

Book Details:

Title: The Charm
Author: Jojo Debrazza

Genre: Young Adult, YA Dystopian, Urban Fantasy

Hashtags: #TheCharm

Publisher: Musa Publishing, LLC http://www.musapublishing.com/
ISBN-13: 978-1-68009-066-6

Number of Pages:  Approx. 70

Purchase Your Copy:

Musa Publishing, LLC: Musa Publishing Website ~ The Charm by Jojo Debrazza

Amazon: The Charm

About the Author:

Jojo Debrazza is a writer of young adult and children’s fiction. The Charm is her debut YA novella.

Jojo has a vivid imagination and likes to make up stories. Her friends call it lying but she calls it writing. She lives mainly in a dream world with her partner and a house full of small furry animals. It’s a carefree happy place where everything is bright and fluffy.

Jojo’s other passion is football (soccer). As well as playing and helping to run a club, she works as a football development officer in Cambridgeshire, England.

Find Jojo on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jojodebrazza


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