The Friday 56|#47 Moonrise Kingdom.


16281929Book: Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola.

Synopsis: Moonrise Kingdom is set in 1965 on an island off the coast of New England. It’s the end of the summer and the seasonal hurricanes loom on the horizon. Set against this background is a romance between two twelve-year-olds: Lucy Bishop, (who lives on the island with her parents [Bill Murray and Frances McDormand] and three younger brothers) and Sam (an orphan who is camping on the island with the Khaki Scout troop). Lucy and Sam hatch a secret plan to run away, and undertake a perilous journey though the woods and across the streams that criss-cross the island, to an isolated cove, where they set up their kingdom. They are pursued by the local sheriff (Bruce Willis) and the scout troop leader Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton). The follies of youth are matched by the compromises of age, and as the conflict between the generations escalates, the hurricane breaks upon the island putting all the characters at risk…

The Rules:

  1. Grab a book, any book.
  2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in you E-Reader. (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
  3. Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
  4. Post it.
  5. Add your URL post below in the Linky. (Add the post URL, not your blog URL.)

The 56:

Sam: Suzy. Look at me. Snoopy’s not going to make it.
Suzy: (starting to cry) Don’t say that.
Sam: They’re after us. We got to move.
Suzy: (raising her voice) He’s dying! We can’t just leave him!
Sam: (shouting) It’s too late! He’s already gone!
Suzy: (screaming) Stop yelling at me!

Sam slaps Suzy in the face. She falls silent. He says slowly.

Sam: I’m sorry I had to do that, but you’re panicking. The first rule in any emergency is you never-

Suzy drops the wire-haired terrier which hits the ground with a thud. She slaps Sam back with a huge, round-house smack. Sam falls over sideways. Suzy stands over him. 

Suzy: Don’t ever do that again. No one’s allowed to slap me.

*The Friday 56 is a Weekly Meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.

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