Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Read This, Watch That: All Eyes on Us Edition

READ THIS: The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh O'Brien

Rosie goes to art school. But unlike most schools, hers is not only state-of-the-art, but she and her classmates get to go for free. In return, they agree to have their lives broadcast for a home viewing audience. Only the students with the highest ratings will make it through the entire year.

So you better not be boring. Romance, drama, that's the kind of thing the folks at home like to see. But, that's not the kind of thing Rosie is normally known for. She'll have to focus on being a must-watch student on top of trying to make the best films she possibly can while she's still on the roster.

Then there's the problem that she can't shake the feeling that something weird is going on in the student dormitory. But, wouldn't the people watching at home be able to tell if something was amiss?

Rosie agreed to live her life under a microscope, but she soon starts to feel how constraining that can be. She'd definitely sympathize with the main character in The Truman Show.

WATCH THAT: The Truman Show
 Truman thinks his life as an insurance salesman is perfectly happy and interesting. Until some things start to seem out of place. But, he'll question everything that's real when he finds out his World isn't what he thought...

If you read this book and watch this movie, we bet you'll think twice about volunteering for the next reality craze.

No comments: