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Ha ha! Guess it’s not hard to figure out what my first choice is. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was one of my favorite movies when I was a toddler. When I got older (third grade) I was thrilled to find out that my favorite movie came from a book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

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My second one is Where the Heart Is by Billie Lets

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  • firebook fiction July 22, 2016, 9:53 am

    Totally forgot that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a book. I found it odd that the change the title to Willy Wonka. I loved Willy Wonka sarcastic dialogue in the movie. It was so witty! They don’t make movie characters like that anymore. Nice choices! I followed on Twitter and Bloglovin!

    • Jessica July 22, 2016, 2:00 pm

      Gene Wilder made the best Willy Wonka. Yeah it took me a long time to figure out the correlation of the books and movies.

  • Heather Fowler July 22, 2016, 10:45 am

    I know I read Charlie & the Chocolate Factory when I was a kid, but I don’t remember it well. Now, the original Gene Wilder movie? SO good. Re-make was just a completely different animal!

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    • Jessica July 22, 2016, 1:59 pm

      I am so glad to find someone who thinks the same as me. They were two very different movies though both were and adaptation of the book!

  • Giovana @ Corazones Literarios July 22, 2016, 10:49 am

    Willy Wonka, such great movie! Well, I’ve seen the Tim Burton version but I still thik it’s really great.

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    • Jessica July 22, 2016, 1:58 pm

      I didn’t like the remake as much, though I think that version is more true to the story then the Gene Wilder one.

  • Priyanka July 22, 2016, 10:53 am

    You just brought back memories with the Charlie and the Chocolate factory!
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  • Priyanka July 22, 2016, 10:57 am

    You just brought back the memories with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
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  • Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders July 22, 2016, 3:54 pm

    I loved the book Where the Heart Is. I read it for the first time in middle school, and I know I re-read it several times. I also adore the movie – they picked just the right actors.

    • Jessica July 22, 2016, 5:26 pm

      Yeah. I really liked it as well. I saw the movie first then read the book.

  • Jamie @ Lucky Devil Reviews July 24, 2016, 1:56 pm

    I love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! I admit that I haven’t read the book though. The remake with Johnny Depp was pretty good in it’s own right (still like the Gene Wilder version better), but I heard the newer one stays a little truer to the book. Thanks for stopping by my blog; following you now too via Bloglovin’!

    • Jessica July 25, 2016, 4:54 pm

      You are welcome. Yeah I agree I will always appreciate the Wilder book more. It was so long ago when I read the book, I don’t remember it being that dark. Its a well known fact that Tim Buton keeps Jonny Dep in a closet with black nail polish on for such occasions as those movies. Ha Ha!

  • Katiria Rodriguez July 25, 2016, 8:25 pm

    Great picks I absolutely love and enjoy the original movie of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory but I have not read the book yet, but I hope one day too read it though. Thank you for stopping by my #FFF. New Follower on Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin.
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  • Alison Can Read July 28, 2016, 9:31 pm

    So I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at a sleepover when I was 8. I wasn’t having a very good time at the sleepover and it definitely affected my viewing. Anytime I heard Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I get this horrible feeling. It left such a bad taste in my mouth – which was the sleepover’s fault more than the movie’s fault. I did see the musical in London a few years ago and really liked it, to my great surprise.
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    • Jessica July 29, 2016, 3:58 pm

      I’m sorry you had such a bad experience. It’s not really a kids movie. I know there are parts that scared me for a very long time!

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