I know exactly how you feel, anon. There’s always going to be people out there who don’t understand but if the book blog community here on Tumblr proves anything, it’s that we’re not as alone as we thought. You’re always welcome to talk to me about books - it’s why I’m here. I wish I knew more people who shared my love of books outside of Tumblr too but at least we can all share our bookishness with each other. For that, I’ll be forever grateful.
Love these covers!
Costume design merged with book art by Kirsty Mitchell
Maybe this is just me but I would rather an actress represent the character in terms of her personality than appearance. Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss wonderfully and fits my imagination’s version of the character, and I can only assume that Zoey was cast as Rose because she did the same. I’ve seen heaps of fancasts for Rose that are also white. I doubt the intention was to whitewash but I don’t know. I can only assume that they chose the actress for the role based on her auditions, rather than her physical appearance. A woman fitting her description better might not have captured Rose’s personality at all and isn’t that what is most important? You can imagine her however you like while you are reading the books.
I suppose the issue is a tad more severe, considering it’s about race/colour rather than a simple change in hair/eye colour. I could be a pessimist and say all kinds of things about Hollywood, women and race but I don’t want to get into a huge debate about it. I try to think about adaptations positively. Zoey’s already had a lot of hate for her figure, as Rose is described as being very curvy. It can suck when characters look different, because you could associate them with a particular physical feature, but with adaptations it happens. It’s inevitable.
Anyways, thanks for sending your thoughts. :)
December 10: Favorite POV
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Ah I just bought a book last night and couldn’t find the link >.<”
Aww that’s a shame. You just add /?a_aid=thebooker after the URL or follow the link on my page. :)
Went ahead and switched my old copies of the Vampire Academy series for the new covers!
I was going to volunteer at my local library during my break from uni but apparently kids at a private school were offered jobs and now it’s crawling with them. A daughter of one of my mum’s friend now works there… and she doesn’t even want to. The injustices of this world kill me. :(
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