When I was looking for movies to use as examples in my post on unfaithful movie adaptations, I happened across two adaptations of books I love which had remarkably similar approaches to the same problem: what to do about the first person narrator. So, since at least one commenter asked for more, and I’m always willing to talk about movies, here’s another post on movie adaptations of YA novels.
The two books/movies this time out are:
1) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (a 2000 Printz Honor Book), which was adapted into a made-for-TV movie by director Jessica Sharzer in 2004, starring a pre-Twilight Kristen Stewart in a spectacular star-turn.
2) It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (a 2007 YALSA Best Book for Young Adults). Funny Story was a more traditional Hollywood film, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and starring Keir Gilchrist and Zach Galifianakas.