Has everybody seen the charming, nostalgia-inducing, most Wes Anderson-y Wes Anderson movie ever, Moonrise Kingdom? Well, I can tell you without spoiling much, that the heroine of the piece -- one Suzy Bishop -- is my kind of gal. She's the kind of gal that steals books from the library to take with her when she runs away! (Okay, so I don't condone stealing books, but if I had seen this when I was 12, I would have been both horrified by her theft and really, really impressed.)
Anyway, Suzy reads aloud from some of these books during the film, so of course, at least a part of each one had to be written, and I have to say that if Wes Anderson and his writing team ever write a YA book I WILL BE READING IT, based on the excerpts alone. But the awesomeness doesn't end with their content! Anderson comissioned six artists to design the dust jacket covers for the books, and Publishers, take note! Seriously, you should contact these artists STAT, because these covers AMAZE!
I mean, seriously, amiright?
The director also had the idea of having the excerpts animated ala The Deathly Hallows. That vision didn't make it into the actual film, but he liked it so much he made this little gem I am very happy to get to share with you.
Ill for real y'all. Watch it again. You know you want to.