Category Archives: Dystopia

From Page to Projector: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’

Continuing the trend of splitting the final book in a popular series into two films, “The Hunger Games” released part 1 of “Mockingjay,” the movie version of the last installment of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian teen series, last week. With the … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Maze Runner’

The latest in a string of young-adult novels to be translated to the big screen, “The Maze Runner” feels the most like “The Hunger Games” than any YA dystopian tale this side of “Divergent.” The film, which sat atop the … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Giver’

Young-adult adaptations are all over the Hollywood landscape as of late. It seems like every other month, there’s a new teen book being made into an epic-looking movie. This month, there have been two, the first being a young-adult novel … Continue reading

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18-year-old York native Gabriella Gill pens novel, films book trailer

Morgan Elise Beatty, left, receives direction from author Gabriella Gill and assistant director Aimee Kallstrom. Gill wrote a young adult superhero novel, “Saving Metropolis,” and in July, she shot a book trailer to accompany the novel. The group met under … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Dan Rorabaugh returns to ‘The Hunger Games’ by comparing the new ‘Catching Fire’ movie to its source material.

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From Page to Projector: ‘1984′

Dan Rorabaugh compares the book and movie versions of George Orwell’s dystopian classic ‘1984.’

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Review: ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth

Dallastown resident and former Red Lion Area High School English teacher Rebecca Thiegs reviews “Divergent” by Veronica Roth in this Oct. 15, 2013, post.

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From Page to Projector: ‘Brave New World’

Dan Rorabaugh steps into a ‘Brave New World’ to review Aldous Huxley’s utopian novel and its TV movie adaptation.

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Recently released: ‘Bone Season’ by Samantha Shannon

FlipSide entertainment reporter Erin McCracken previews “Bone Season: A Novel” by Samantha Shannon in this Aug. 29, 2013, post.

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Recently released: ‘Aquifer’ by Jonathan Friesen

This week I read “Aquifer” by Jonathan Friesen, published Aug. 8 by Zondervan. The dystopian adolescent adventure story, at a mere 264 pages, took a few hours to read. The story is about 16-year-old Luca on a quest to find … Continue reading

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