Young Adult Books

Movie Magic? Not So Much This Time

The movie version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth in the series, was released this summer, but filmmakers twisted the contents of the book so much that it was nearly impossible to follow the plot.

Leo’s Family Secret

“Fog boy,” Leo’s family calls him, because he is always daydreaming. Head in the clouds, he imagines that he is a famous actor, a Nobel prize-winning scientist, and most of all, that he is respected by his noisy, chaotic family.