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>I Think She Might Have Liked Mine More

>Horn Book reviewer Christine Heppermann heard a Who at the cineplex this weekend. I saw Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park, which felt like a YA novel written by Robbe-Grillet, when in fact it was based on a YA novel written by Blake Nelson. It was good.

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. >Ho ho ho, I won’t see this one, but I might go for “Go Dog, Go!” (oh, and “Paranoid Park.”)

  2. Mitali Perkins says:

    >…and once again, we see the messy combination of accents, animation, and American filmmaking. The “bad guy” in Horton, a vulture, is voiced by Will Arnett, an American actor imitating a Russian speaking English.

    Do cartoon bad guys always have to be foreign these days? Can’t we send cues about villainy through snappy dialogue and nuanced non-verbals without resorting to the lazy shortcut of exploiting and/or inciting xenophobia?

  3. Anonymous says:

    >A “YA novel written by Robbe-Grillet” . . . very evocative. “Last Year at the Skate Park” anyone? Har har.
    Signed, Anonymous Doofus

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