Back at the start of October, I wrote about reading while I get other items done. One of those books was The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I had the audio version of the book on my MP3 player. The MP3 player went with me all over the place because I wanted to keep reading and hear what would happen next. I was thrown into the world of the characters and needed to listen to their tale. Before I knew it, I was finished and left to figure out what to read next.
All these months later, I am excited that The Help will now be coming out as a movie. As a teacher, I have to admit – books to movies do worry me. Too many times beloved books come to life on the big screen and then things change.
While watching the previews for The Help, I do not think this will happen. It appears that they have taken this powerhouse novel and made it into a movie to represent the well written words. Here is a featurette from DreamWorks’ that really has me excited about the release later this summer:
The Help comes to theaters August 12. I hope to see it soon after the release so I can see the amazing women in the film come to life. If you are a fan and want to check out more, The Help Movie has a Facebook page and are also on Twitter.
Have you read The Help? Are you looking forward to the movie? I would love to know what you think of books coming to life on the big screen.
Disclosure: PR from DreamWorks sent me media information about The Help. As a fan of the book, I wanted to share this information with my readers. No compensation was given, and all opinions are mine.