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By Teens, For Teens – Gone with the Wind (the book & the movie)

Posted about 2 years ago by Jennifer Deuell

This week, Isabelle R., age 16 has some high praise for the old classic, Gone with the Wind. She takes on both the book and the movie in her reviews, focusing on the artistry of the author and the film-making.

Book Review:

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Opening this book transports the reader to the world of the Old South, experiencing the unique and glowing cultural life of the pre-war South. The story follows the life of Scarlett O’Hara, a Southern aristocrat whose prominent Georgian family lives at Tara, their classical plantation home. The reader will see Scarlett through her days as a selfish and ungrateful debutant as she desperately, and rather cleverly, seeks the unbridled love and devotion of every boy in the county.







Movie Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Gone With the Wind was released in movie form in 1939, instantly becoming a blockbuster hit. Besides the fact that the technicolor revolution is exemplified here, the cast and script represent the best of American cinema. At the time, one movie had never received such universal attention- showered in accolades and being the most popular movie for decades. It is a classic. Plain and simple, it is a classic. I recommend this movie to anyone, to everyone. You do not need to be a Civil War buff, a historian, nor a senior citizen just to enjoy this movie. It has everything for everyone. 






Jennifer Deuell

Jenn Deuell is a Librarian with Richmond Public Library. She is a native of Fredericksburg, VA but has lived in Richmond for long enough that she now considers it home. She loves all things YA and can usually be found curled up at home with a good book (rainy day or not). Her other hobbies include traveling and spending time with family, including her husband, daughter Hannah, and two rescued pit bulls. For YA reading recommendations from Jenn, visit Bookologist.

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