Sunday, September 26, 2010

Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars DVD Review and Contest Information for Trip To LA

Growing up Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh was one of my absolute favorite books. In fact, I still have my copy in a box in storage for when the kids are ready to read it.

The DVD is an older much mature Harriet but it is still about an aspiring author only this time writing is done on a blog!

Product Description

In a modern twist on the popular book series, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars begins with aspiring writer Harriet The Spy Welsch determined to become class blogger. Competing against her supreme nemesis, Marion Hawthorne, Harriet will do whatever it takes to win the coveted title. But when it begins to look like Marion might take the lead, Harriet becomes desperate to figure out a way to get the most blog hits.

What I Can Tell You:

Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars was a movie on Disney in March of this year. It starred Jennifer Stone of Wizards of Waverly Place, someone I was unfamiliar with until this movie.

The movie is about blogs and bloggers, as if I wouldn't be excited to see this. It paired the competition of High School with the competition of Bloggers. Like we don't compete! You see everyone's Google score on their sites. Harriet and her nemesis have to figure out a way to get the most blog hits. Interesting project their teacher!

I can appreciate the aging of Harriet to 16, I can even appreciate the "mean girls" in this adaptation. Unfortunately, I don't think the movie does a good job of enticing kids to watch the movie and then go read the book which in my eyes is a literary classic in children's books.

However, with that said, the movie stands on its own and I believe the demographic (tweens) this movie was made for will love Harriet and pull for her to come out smelling like a rose and getting the coveted spot of class blogger.

The Movie releases September 27th but you can pre-order it on Amazon below.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from Vivendi Home Entertainment.

Now for the Contest Information:
If you know a budding journalist, have them head over to Harriet The Spy Blog Wars to take part in a really fun, exciting promotion for the DVD release.

Become a Blogger and win a trip to LA to meet Jennifer Stone! That's right, you and three members of your  family will be flown to Los Angeles to meet Jennifer Stone.

The winner will be announced after November 5th, so go to Harriet The Spy Blog Wars for contest rules.

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