Well, it's hump day again, so it's time to keep on with our new tradition here at TSR
and have a little fun and playing Hollywood Dream Cast!
Haven't you ever read a book and thought it would make an awesome movie?
Maybe you brainstormed who would play which character?
Well, here's the scoop. Every week, on Wednesday, we'll pick a book and assign it
OUR DREAM CAST for that book!
Ashley Benson as Camryn: After the death of her high school sweetheart several years ago, a cheating boyfriend her friend choosing her man over her, Camryn sets off on a road trip.
Leighton Meester as Natalie: She's Camryn's BFF, and there's nothing she wants more than for Camryn to find a man. But when her own boyfriend comes on to Camryn, she blames her.
Chace Crawford as Andrew: He's going to see his father who is dying, when he meets Camryn on a bus. But losing his father isn't the only thing he's afraid of. He's afraid of feeling anything for Camryn.
Steven Strait as Damon: He is Nicole's boyfriend and has been good friends with Camryn for years. Until one evening, in a jealous rage, he practically forces himself upon, putting a rift between Camryn and Nicole.
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Before we get started, I have to say that I started this book Monday night and finished it Tuesday night. This book is haunting me. It's all I can think about, and probably all I'll think about the next few days. I think it will go down as THE saddest book I've ever read. And honestly, I hesitated to even do a dream cast because I don't think this book would be as good in movie form. I think they'd screw it up, and I'm not all that sure there are any actors and actresses I feel are quite adequate enough. But, here we go...I did my best...
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
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Nicola Peltz as Hazel: She is 16 with Stage IV cancer. She is scared to let anyone in other than her parents because she knows they will get hurt when she dies. She fears what will happen to everyone else after she is gone. And she is obsessed with Van Houton and his book because she sees herself when she reads it,
Marisa Tomei as Hazel's mom- Her life is practically devoted to taking care of her ill daughter. She has a good heart and wants Hazel to live her life while she is still able.
Michael Cera as Isaac- He is their friend from Cancer support group who loses his sight (and eyes) to cancer.
David Henrie as Agustus: He's the hot amputee, the "survivor" of cancer. He meets Hazel and is intrigued from the start. His fear is oblivion--that after he dies he will be forgotten and that he will not leave a mark on this world.
Matthew Fox as Hazel's father- Every time he goes to work, he fears it will be the last time he sees Hazel alive. Much to her dismay, he is always crying over her illness and her fate.
Harrison Ford as Peter Van Houton- He is the author of An Imperial Infliction, the book Hazel, and eventually, Augustus both become obsessed with.
**Today's book is Kristin Hannah's Winter Garden. I'd like to start us off with some personal notes about it first. I read this recently, a recommendation from my mother and absolutely loved it!! This book is definitely going down as one of my favorites. And trust me, from someone who reads a lot of books, my favorites pile is extremely hard to get into. In the scenes where the mother recounts her story--a young mother in Russia during WWII during Stalin's reign, starving and desperate--there were times it was hard for me to believe that the author didn't find a survivor to recount their entire story, that she wasn't there herself. Because the mother's recount was THAT real, that incredible and emotional. This book is not for the faint of heart, it's raw and emotional, but it just speaks to the heart of the pain of life, the scars we carry, forgiveness, and second chances.**
Neve Campbell as Nina (aka Neener Beaner) - the more adventurous sister, who travels all over the world running from her emotions.
Vanessa Redgrave as the present (older) Anya- The mother. She's as strong as she is wounded. A survivor, having to live through the most horrendous of things, Anya has built a wall around herself, hiding inside the fairy-tales that she tells.
Natasha Vodianova as the young Anya (who is actually someone else entirely but I won't give the name and spoil it) - Her Russian roots and appearance make her perfect. This Anya is young and full of hope. She finds her prince and is a mother of two before things start to fall apart.
Gerard Butler as Daniel Flynn, Nina's boyfriend- He's a hot Irishman who's in love with Nina and tired of the danger in their work and not having a place to call home. He wants to settle down.
Joely Richardson as Meredith (aka Meredoodle) -
the sister who stays at home and never stops caring for her aging parents. She is the mother hen. But wounded at a young age by her cold mother, her exterior is hard as rock to those (other than her children) who try to break through it.
Robert Duvall as the - The father. He is the heart of the family, the one that keeps them from coming apart. He is the only one who really knows Anya's story, and long ago was the one that saved her.
Jackson Rathbone as Sasha - He is young, strong, charming and believes in true love and the power love can hold.
Hugh Jackman as Jeff, Meredith's husband-
He is still in love with Meredith after two children and all their years of marriage. But lately tensions are high. She won't let him comfort her, yet he continually tries to break through her shell and make things work.