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message 1: by Andrea (last edited Jul 01, 2016 12:12PM) (new)

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YA book made into a movie. First published in 1996.

Into the Forest (2016)
R | 1h 41min | Drama, Sci-Fi | 29 July 2016 (USA)

Set in the near-future, Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.

Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbor, Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them. No single event precedes society's fall. There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Congress, but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found. The sisters consume the resources left in the house, waiting for the power to return. Their arrival into adulthood, however, forces them to reexamine their place in the world and their relationship to the land and each other.

Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale, Into the Forest is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking novel of hope and despair set in a frighteningly plausible near-future America.

Watch the trailer here:

Which was better the book or the movie?

* since this movie premieres on July 29, I set the start date to July 29 and the end date as Aug. 29.

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I'm thinking about reading the book.

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Molly wrote: "I'm thinking about reading the book."

I just added it to my TBR list. It sounds interesting. I'm curious...what was a YA/Dystopia/Apocalyptic novel like back in 1996.

Let us know what you think. It will probably be awhile before I get to it.

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Karen (KarenLovesYA) | 36 comments Is this a horror film? The trailer suggests it could be.

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Karen wrote: "Is this a horror film? The trailer suggests it could be."

It's not tagged as horror, but it is rated R. I didn't notice that before. Maybe only the book is YA?

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