I think I read “Tiger Eyes” by Judy Blume when I was in sixth grade, but I couldn’t remember much more than the fact that it’s about a teenager whose young father was killed and who winds up moving in with her aunt and uncle in New Mexico, where she meets a hunky Native American boy. I’m sure there’s more to the story than that, so I picked it up at the library (an ancient paperback even the librarian seemed surprised they had) and am re-reading. I’m only about 80 pages in, but already Davey (the main character) is much more compelling than I remembered (not that I remembered much). I have to review the adaptation, directed by Blume’s own son Lawrence Blume, for this Friday. Since I’m waiting for the screener to arrive (the movie comes out Friday June 7), I thought I would share the trailer, a clip, and the synopsis for our readers. How many of you want to see it?
Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is dead—shot in a holdup—and now her mother is moving the family to New Mexico to try to recover. Climbing in Los Alamos Canyons, Davey meets mysterous Wolf, who seems to understand the rage and fear she feels. Slowly, with Wolf’s help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life. But when will she be ready to leave the past behind? Will she ever stop hurting? (publisher’s synopsis)
Watch the trailer!
and a clip from the movie (of when she meets up with Wolf for the second time):