Finding Forrester

AMEERA

why sad ending it's just almost to be perfect why !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Evin

I loved the movie, "Finding Forester" so much that I hoped to enjoy the story from another perspective by reading the novel. It seems so right to read the book upon which a movie is based, especially when the story revolves around two main characters who share a passion for the written word.

I read the book while traveling. It certainly made the time pass and easily fits in a carry-on bag, purse, or briefcase. You know that feeling that comes over you when you realize the book you are enjoying i

I loved the movie, "Finding Forester" so much that I hoped to enjoy the story from another perspective by reading the novel. It seems so right to read the book upon which a movie is based, especially when the story revolves around two main characters who share a passion for the written word. I read the book while traveling. It certainly made the time pass and easily fits in a carry-on bag, purse, or briefcase. You know that feeling that comes over you when you realize the book you are enjoying is in its last chapter? Well, that is why part of me wishes that Ellison could have drawn the story out a bit more. Other than that, it was a sublime read and ideal for travel entertainment. ...more

Maddie

Finding Forrester is about a boy named Jamal Wallace, a 16-year-old with a secret passion for writing and a talented African-American scholar-athlete invades William Forrester’s apartment in the Bronx and re-ignites the dreams of his literacy legend in his life. The theme of Finding Forrester id that usually someone isn’t inspired until someone inspires or motivates them.
Jamal is very secretive about his passion for writing. He doesn’t want any of his friends to know about him being smart. Whe Finding Forrester is about a boy named Jamal Wallace, a 16-year-old with a secret passion for writing and a talented African-American scholar-athlete invades William Forrester’s apartment in the Bronx and re-ignites the dreams of his literacy legend in his life. The theme of Finding Forrester id that usually someone isn’t inspired until someone inspires or motivates them. Jamal is very secretive about his passion for writing. He doesn’t want any of his friends to know about him being smart. When Jamal is playing basketball with his friends there is a man watching them play from his window in an apartment. Jamal gets very curious and confused why this man is there and wants to find out more about him. Jamal decides to do something to find out and while he is doing this he accidently leaves his backpack full of his writing behind. The man and Jamal both get something unexpected in return. Finding Forrester is a page turning book. The author James Eillson did a very nice job at exploding the moments and making the end of the chapters very interesting so it makes you want to read the next chapter and the next and the next. ...more

Rhonda Rae Baker

I love this story...love the characters, love the meanings. When we learn that friends can be closer to us than family. The writing is wonderfully poetic with many references to legendary authors. This story always leads me to a wonderful place in my heart where all dreams can come true but we must make sure we pursue them before it is too late.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, birds fly then why can't I...yes, we can fly, we can dream big, and we must live our lives according to those dreams. Don't s

I love this story...love the characters, love the meanings. When we learn that friends can be closer to us than family. The writing is wonderfully poetic with many references to legendary authors. This story always leads me to a wonderful place in my heart where all dreams can come true but we must make sure we pursue them before it is too late.Somewhere Over the Rainbow, birds fly then why can't I...yes, we can fly, we can dream big, and we must live our lives according to those dreams. Don't sit back and let life happen to you but get out there and do it.

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The book is very good but one must realize it's written based on the screenplay for the movie. The title of the edition I had was confusing as it says at the top of the cover "Now a Major Motion Picture from Columbia Pictures and the Director of "Good Will Hunting" starring Sean Connery." In tiny print on the bottom of the front cover it says "Based on the screenplay written by Mike Rich." The movie was good, so the book isn't bad either. But don't read this expecting to find things not in the m The book is very good but one must realize it's written based on the screenplay for the movie. The title of the edition I had was confusing as it says at the top of the cover "Now a Major Motion Picture from Columbia Pictures and the Director of "Good Will Hunting" starring Sean Connery." In tiny print on the bottom of the front cover it says "Based on the screenplay written by Mike Rich." The movie was good, so the book isn't bad either. But don't read this expecting to find things not in the movie. In this case, the movie did come first....more

Rebe

This book is unusual in that 1) it's based off a movie, not the other way around as usually happens, and 2) it's a vast improvement on the movie. I read the book and couldn't put it down. Then I watched the movie, expecting something as good as the book, and was really disappointed. But definitely read the book!

Jenni

An interesting tidbit about this novel is that it was written after the film was created. I have taught it in my low-level English courses and the students typically love it (especially once they realize a movie viewing is imminent). It is easy to read, yet still has ideas to discuss and points to ponder.

Lynne

I didn't realize that this was written from the screenplay. I had never read a book written from a screenplay. I have to say, as much as I loved the movie, as is almost always the case, the book was far superior.

Emma

Makeup ruined! Literally cryed it all down my face at the end. It is written so beautifully, it is so compelling and the storyline is so inspiring. 5 big gold stars. Its a real tear jerker! Love love love it! Emma

Christine Sinclair

This is a novelization of the screenplay, which I don't generally read, but I liked it. And I love the movie, and I love Sean Connery's picture on the book cover!

Pia

I loved the movie, and obiously loved the book, but I kind of expected more from it.

Jonathan

I read this book based on a movie before I ever saw the movie, and I recommend the opposite experience. James Ellison surpassed his already excellent source material in his adaptation.

Jessica

Read this in Comp. Lit. I would of rather read Tale of Two Cities.

Tamara

for the teacher in all of us...and the student we were at one time, longing for a teacher like this.

besides....in the movie, sean connery is hot:)

Julanne Wicks

Moving and inspirational. A little slow in the writing style, the words moving like molasses across the page, but definitely a story that'll stick with you when you're done.

Sandra

A great book with a great moral lesson. Wonderful character development.

Carly

Fantastic! It is never too late to be what you might have been. :)

Cassandra

This was an exellent book, great moral lessons

Uriel RegaladoAndres CarboneEvan CoaneKristinOliviaZettiLorenCasey ParkerSarai Ramos

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.the ending was amazing. I love the fact that Forrester gave Jamal his second book to publish.

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