JJJ Book Club: Georgie Henley Says Book Covers Don't Matter To Her

JJJ Book Club: Georgie Henley Says Book Covers Don't Matter To Her

Georgie Henley may have starred in a film adaption of one of the most loved book series, but she favors a few others.

The 16-year-old Chronicles of Narnia starlet was kind enough to send the JJJ Book Club a note about her favorite reads. Check them out:

What is your favourite book and why?
My favourite book is “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. It’s a classic and I could read it over and over again. The author manages to pose some serious questions about society and the people within it using humour (this book is absolutely hilarious in places) and some truly amazing characters especially Atticus Finch. It is genuinely brilliant.

Why should everyone read it?
Simply for the reason that it will be one of the most enjoyable reads you’ll have. Ever. It’s beautifully written, told with hindsight and memories from a child’s point of view but with rich language and it affected the way that I look at the world around me.

What’s the first book you remember reading?
This is actually my earliest memory! I was sitting on my mum’s knee whilst she read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to me and all I remember is her saying ‘And he was STILL hungry!’

Do you judge the book by its cover?
I normally read other people’s recommendations so not really. If I’m choosing a book at random then I’ll always read a page about two thirds in but the cover doesn’t matter much to me, it takes me long enough as it is to choose a book!

How do you feel about all the books being made into movies?
I feel that if a film does a book justice then its wonderful to make books into films. The only annoying thing is when you feel someone has been miscast in a role because however brilliant their performance is, you sometimes just sit there and think, “Well I always thought he should have been much taller” or something like that.

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