My favorite movie in the theater right now is Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (link is to trailer). I’ve seen it twice and could see it again in a heartbeat. It’s a sweet, lovely, quirky, magical comedy set in the 1960’s about 2 misfit pre-teens who fall in love and run away together, and the efforts to find them and keep them apart. There are several dozen things I love about it, and one of them is that the kids in the movie love to read (and be read to). The girl in the story brings with her a record player (including a vinyl record of this song from the trailer), a cat in a basket and a suitcase. You’d think that the suitcase is full of clothes, but no, it’s full of books she can’t live without. Ok, she isn’t very practical, but I could really relate. This girl loves books, good music, cats, and a smart nerd. She’s one of my favorite movie characters EVER!
What other characters do you love because they love to read for pleasure?