Pictures/Art/Photographs all help me see the books I'm reading. Often, while I'm online, I stumble upon images that remind me of the book. These visuals add layers to the stories, and can be used to offer hints to the plot. So I've decided to put out "Visual Inspirations" in order to spark readers' interests in those books that I love. Please feel free to join in; hopefully you'll get some new books to read in the process!
If you're a believer in science and in fate, then this book is definitely for you! So without further ado, I give you inspiration this week from:
I went a little different with this one, and did more of a fancasting!
In my head I totally see the fierce Amandla Stenburg as Natasha (coincidentally, she WILL star in the film adaptation of Nicola's first book Everything, Everything. I clearly have awesome taste). She is independent and stands up for what she believes in, which translates to her acting as well.
Then I found the adorable Yeo Jin Goo who is a popular Korean actor. So while perhaps not going to be cast in an American produced film depending on his skill in English (which can be taught so let's not discriminate here) based on what I've seen of his acting, he is a very emotional actor and would be perfect for Daniel!
Do you all do this, cast actors into the roles of your favorite characters? And if so, what are some of your fanon favorites you've casted? Sometimes I can picture people right away, and other times I have to do a little Googling to find the right actor for the role. But one thing I definitely try and do is pick an actor that is as close to the physical book description as possible. I think this is especially important with casting for books that have POC characters. White washing something when there are so many great POC actors is insulting, and pops me completely out of the story.
This book pulled me immediately. Told from alternating view points with narrator sections mingled in, the voice of these characters is immediate, fresh and real. I felt invested from the very first page (or in my case, audio cd), and I didn't want to let these characters go at the end. I have officially, unabashedly, fallen in love with Nicola Yoon and plan to devour her first book, Everything, Everything, immediately!
If you liked this, keep an eye out for more posts and check out my other Visual Inspirations!