Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches and sunshine for Manhattan’s recent snowpocalyptic winter. She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together.
Unraveling and Unbreakable’s Elizabeth Norris stops by I am a Reader, Not a Writer to share 5 of her top summer movie picks:
- Independence Day. This is like the quintessential summer movie. Period.
- Avengers. As far as comic book movies go, this one was one of the best.
- Easy A. This movie is Emma Stone at her best. It’s funny, it’s authentic despite the fact that it’s over the top (and that Emma Stone could never be “invisible” in high school), and no matter how many rewatches, it’s just as good as the first time.
- The Girl Next Door. Funny, touching, and a little sexy. It’s also got some great lines.
- Inception. This movie blew my mind the first time I watched it. And it’s still just as good the second and third and even the fifteenth time.
Make sure to check out more summer movie picks from Liz when she stops by Tynga’s Reviews on June 5th and Two Chicks on Books on June 7th. Please also stop by I’d So Rather Be Reading (June 10th), Bewitched Bookworms (June 11th) and Midnight Book Girl (June 12th) and more to come to find out what books and TV shows Liz is recommending this summer, as well as to read excerpts from her novels.
Sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle’s mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.
And that was before she died…and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth’s destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.
Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.
And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?