"Never judge a book by its movie."
I saw the poster in the movie theater months ago, and, being completely honest, what attracted me to it at first was Emma Stone. She's been one of my favorite actresses since House Bunny. I kinda wish I was joking, but I'm being totally serious. I love her.
Anyway, someone mentioned it was a book, but it wasn't until I read that the author, Kathryn Stockett, had been turned down for publication 60 times (60 TIMES!) that I knew I had to read the book before I saw the movie. I kinda felt like I owed it to Kathryn for never giving up.
The book was wonderful of course, and I can't wait to see the movie. I kept picturing Emma Stone as Skeeter, then had to double-check with someone who saw it that it was Emma who actually played the part. Can you imagine how thrown off I would have been? That's just good casting right there.
My only complaint is the book is written from three different perspectives. It's my fault I guess. Whenever a book is written this way, it makes it harder for me to get into the character, and, sometimes, I just get down right confused. For example, in the last book I read, it took quite a while before I realized the perspective had even changed. Confused indeed... Don't get me started on Breaking Dawn. I hate. hate. hate. hate. that there are chapters told from Jacob's view. In fact, when I re-read it, I skip over that part. Totally serious...
One last thing, I know the book is fiction, but it's still gut-wrenching to imagine life like that. You know, separate bathrooms and stuff. At times it feels unfathomable, but that's the way it really was. It's really hard for me to process that kind of thinking.
So, I'd love to hear what others thought. Did you read the book? Have you seen the movie? Let me know. There might be something in it for ya, wink?