The Selective Collective reads LOUD AWAKE AND LOST
The Selective Collective features LOUD AWAKE AND LOST by ADELE GRIFFIN provided to us by Random House for review and book club discussion!
For my part in this Selective Collective post, I’ve got what used to be our Casting Call feature, but is now called PAGE TO SCREEN. Page to Screen will still keep our initial idea of fan casting, but also bringing more elements into the feature such as setting, thoughts of how best to adapt the book, and even soundtracks to really bring this book to life as if we were adapting it as a TV show or movie.
Before we jump in, here’s a little info on the book:
Publishing Info: November 12th 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Source: Physical ARC provided to us by Random House for review and use for the Selective Collective promotions
Book Synopsis: LOUD. There was an accident. Ember knows at least that much. She was driving. The car was totaled. She suffered back injuries and brain trauma. But she is alive. That’s the only thing left she can cling to.
AWAKE. Eight months later, Ember feels broken. The pieces of her former self no longer fit together. She can’t even remember the six weeks of her life leading up to the accident. Where was she going? Who was she with? And what happened during those six weeks that her friends and family won’t talk about?
LOST. One by one, Ember discovers the answers to these questions, like a twisted game of dominos. And little by little, the person she used to be slips further and further away. — From Goodreads.com
Bringing LOUD AWAKE AND LOST from PAGE TO SCREEN…
What would be the best adaptation? I think this would definitely be a great movie! I felt like a lot of the book was very visual and I can totally see it playing out on the big screen. From a gory visual of Ember’s post-accident scars to her interaction with her old dancer friends to the graffiti tags she keeps finding around town, I think the images from the book would really be powerful on screen. Not spoilers but there IS a bit of a surprise in the end of the book that I really think could be played up with cinematic creativity as well!
ON THE SET
Ember lives in New York City and I really had some specific images in mind for a few places she visited!
The accident that Ember was in occurred on a bridge so where does my brain go? One Tree Hill of course. I’m not saying the movie producers would have to go to this location but this is sort of what I pictured. Actually, I had two very different images in my head of what the bridge looked like, but this one had an actual photo 🙂
NEW YORK CITY APARTMENTS
Ember takes various trips into the city and okay, yes, I’ve taken ONE trip into New York City but never past the touristy spots but I have a notion of what big city apartments look like (also picking from my memory of Chicago). I got a nice city feel in the story and definitely had some solid pictures in my mind!
A significant location in the book is a fire escape leading up to the rooftop of a club called Areacode. We find this location come into play several times in the book and this is roughly what I pictured it to look like!
CASTING CALL: LOUD AWAKE AND LOST
Ember: Hannah Marks
You may have seen her in… Accepted, Weeds, Necessary Roughness
I actually know her mostly from being Justin Long’s little sister in Accepted and from the TV show Weeds, but I think Hannah Marks could be a really good Ember! She’s about what I was picturing when I was envisioning Ember. That also may be in part because of our cover model… I think the two girls don’t look identical, but I see some similarities.
Kai: Tyler Posey
You may have seen him in… Teen Wolf, Brothers and Sisters, Lincoln Heights, Maid in Manhattan (awww)
I think Tyler Posey could be a good Kai! Kais’s got some Hispanic roots and Tyler Posey is half-Mexican but he’s really pretty close to how I pictured Ember’s new guy Kai. He looks incredibly charming, handsome, and someone that Ember would totally be into!
Hope you enjoyed my choices for PAGE TO SCREEN! We’d love to hear how you would adapt LOUD AWAKE AND LOST! Do you see it as a movie? A TV show? Who would be the stars?
And please don’t forget to check out the features from the other ladies in The Selective Collective! We each have a post to feature a different side of INK so please go visit their take on the book as well!
|Tee @ YA Crush
|Loud Awake and Lost Read Alikes
|Candice @ The Grown-Up YA
| Round Table: Group Discussion
|Diana & Sandie @ Teen Lit Rocks
| Author Profile & Giveaway!
|Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan
| Review: Loud Awake and Lost