Inconceivable! Princess Bride is one of the most quoted movies in my house, and a great many other houses. It’s also one of the rare movies, people don’t know for sure if the book or the movie was created first because the movie is so incredibly perfect, that and it was the same author for both, who is primarily known for his movies. Either way, a few years ago I allowed The Artist to skip out on the assigned book and instead have a Princess Bride book club for her monthly book and a movie night.
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Princess Bride book club
The Artist and I sat down and talked about what she thought about the Princess Bride. She really preferred the movie over the book.
I totally get that, first it’s what she’s grown up watching, and second the book is written in a style harkening back to the early 1900s and shades of a fairy tale.
If you want a more formal book club to talk about it, here are some great Princess Bride book clubs I found:
- The Book Report discussion guide
- Under a Tin Roof book club
- An entire Reddit thread on the Princess Bride, this thread is just hilarious as people are realizing the whole amazing thing Goldman did.
I have to admit a great deal of my fondness for the movie is because it’s tied to so many happy memories for me. I watched Princess Bride with friends in college, and when I was dating Jeff, and so many more times. It’s a glorious movie.
More 7th grade ideas
Officially on my Book and a Movie bookmarks (I need to update this again), Princess Bride is listed as a 7th-grade book, because the reading level is right about there. With that, I’m going to give you 5 ideas we used in 7th grade.
- Great Depression Dice Game
- Solar Powered Car
- Runaway Scrape Fight (Texas History)
- Potential Energy Experiment
- Galveston Flood of 1900 (Texas History)
Can you tell we studied Texas history in 7th grade?
Princess Bride snacks
But of course, my favorite part of all of this was our Princess Bride snacks.
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- Anybody want a peanut- Nutter Butter
- True Love’s Kiss- Hershey kisses
- Max’s Miracle Pill- whoppers
- Screeching Eels- gummy worms
- History of Gilder- Hershey nuggets (I should have made these into a book like in Best Christmas Pageant Ever)
- Brute Squad- Sour Patch Kids, this is from the time my kids looked for every excuse to have these as a snack
- Fire Swamp- queso made with Rotel and Velveeta
- 6 Fingered Man- apple slices (totally because dipping apple slices in queso is delicious)
- Chips of Insanity- yes I made that pun, tortilla chips perfect for use with the Fire Swamp
- Lightning Sand- applesauce
- Skewered R.O.U.S.- sausages
More 9th grade ideas
While I list Princess Bride as a 7th-grade book, The Artist was in 9th grade when she read it, as we were reading speculative fiction of all sorts that year.
- Norway Unit
- Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children book club
- Hunger Games book club
- Mr. D’s self-paced math classes
- Henry VIII’s wives and Six the Musical