This Book Is Not Yet Rated by Peter Bognanni

This Book Is Not Yet Rated

The Green Street Cinema has always been a sanctuary for Ethan. Maybe it's because movies help him make sense of real life, or maybe it's because the cinema is the one place he can go to still feel close to his dad, a film professor who died three years ago. Either way, it's a place worth fighting for, especially when developers threaten to tear it down to build a luxury condos.They say it's structurally unsound and riddled with health code violat...

Details This Book Is Not Yet Rated

TitleThis Book Is Not Yet Rated
Release DateApr 9th, 2019
PublisherDial Books
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Humor

Reviews This Book Is Not Yet Rated

  • Lola
    Character-driven stories rock. They really do. Because if you like the characters, you most likely end up caring about them, and if you care about them, then you care about what happens TO them and AROUND them and to the people in their lives. Even if the storyline doesn’t blow you away, you’re still having a pleasant time in the company of these people you now care about and want to make your family. I loved Ethan. I loved him from the very ...
  • Tucker
    This was a cute heartwarming read! I really enjoyed it! Highly recommendedMany thanks to Dial Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review| Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest |
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I really enjoyed reading this book. This book first got my attention with its eye-catching cover and great title. After reading the book's description, I knew that I had to give this book a try and I am glad that I did. Once I started reading this book, the pages seemed to fly by and before I knew I had finished the entire book in a single morning. It really was the perfect book to lo...
  • Stacee
    I absolutely loved the premise of this and was so excited to read it. I liked Ethan well enough. He’s sort of struggling and maybe a little stagnant in his life, but he was easy to root for at the start. There’s a pretty interesting set of characters here and yet at the same time, no one stood out. We didn’t get much backstory on anyone but Ethan. Plot wise, it was sort of boring. It was a lot of trying to figure things out with a very slo...
  • Dalene
    I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I was really excited to read this book! A book about a local theater that could close down? A book where the person running that theater is a teenage boy who loves movies? I was so excited to start it, but I wasn't into it. It's okay, but it didn't go where I thought it would. I love movies but besides a quick one liner or just a mention of a movie, that was all we got when it came to movies,...
  • Kiki Cole
    Movie goers and movie fanatics...BEHOLD! This novel stars our very own 17 year old Ethan, movie extraordinaire and unofficial manager of a rundown movie theater. If you choose to delve into this book there will be no disappointment! This book is an endearing tale about saving the places that you love with dashes of comedy and hints of young romance. I am not an a movie fanatic, but I do love a great book movies aside and this was definitely one o...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    2.5 stars?The overall story was just alright. I felt bored at times but I enjoyed the narrator.
  • Dayla
    Review first appeared on my blog as part of my Music Mondays feature here.I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Peter Bognanni and I have an emotional past. Mind you, the author himself doesn’t know that. When his novel Things I’m Seeing Without You was first out in ARC format, I was fortunate enough to receive a copy via the publisher. It just so happened that when I was nearly halfway through, my family suffe...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "It takes a little danger to come out on top. You have to take risks, act like it’s a matter of life and death!”Have you ever had something in your life that meant the world to you? Something that touches your soul and you would do anything to stop something bad from happening? Ethan feels that passionately about The Green Street Theatre.Ethan is manager of a small indie movie theatre and it’s his entire life. Him and his Dad would go there...
  • Chrissie Morrison
    Even for people who don't go to church (or some other house of worship), there is often a place to which they turn for comfort and solace. For me, it's any quiet place with lots of pillows and a warm blanket.  I like to make myself a little "nest" so I can cozy up to refresh my body and mind. My husband recharges his spirit by spending time in nature; most often, the Adirondack Mountains.  In this story, the Green Street Cinema is like church t...
  • Kate
    This book was great! I loved the main characters and the quirky supporting cast. It will especially appeal to movie and A/V nerds, and I was one of these in high school and college, so it was a perfect match!While there is a (maybe?) romance, it is not a mushy love story. And there isn't a clear-cut ending, so some readers may be disappointed there. Ethan is the main character, a kid who graduated early (after the death of his father), and works ...
  • Harriet Smith
    Great movie references, but ....
  • Lindsey
    This fell so flat for me. I’m so disappointed.
  • Yvonne Olson
    I'm not sure why I seem to have this problem, but I swear every YA contemporary I reasd reminds me so much of a YA contemporary I just read. This one wasn't as similar as some of the others I've dealt with, but I was constantly reminded of Rayne and Delilah's Midnight Matinee. They have similar tropes and characters that have similar thoughts.Either way, I really enjoyed this title. I just wish I could stop comparing things.
  • Laura
    A thoroughly enjoyable, sweet read with a wonderful cast of characters. Definitely a High Fidelity vibe that I loved.
  • Lauren
    Okay. Not my favorite but mainly because I didn’t understand most of the classic movie references. It was well done and had some good moments. Just not for me.
  • Shelby
    I really enjoyed this book. It was a wonderful coming of age story about realizing the people and experiences that make you, not necessarily the material things. It spoke a great message and it came across very well. I really liked Ethan, our main character, and we get a good look into his personality in the short time we follow his life in this book. I also loved the movie references and terms throughout, and I thought they made this a “love l...
  • Brianna Westervelt
    Yes, I really read this book in one day. Once I started reading it, I neglected everything else in my life. Well, okay, I did take time out to go to the gym and the grocery store, and watch a movie, but I was thinking about this book the whole time I wasn't reading it! If that's not an endorsement, then I don't know what is.P.S. Sweet Lou is the best octogenarian you will ever encounter in a YA novel. That is all.
  • Sherry
    Wow, I love this book.The plot centers around the attempts of the narrator, Ethan, to save a decaying independent movie theater from demolition, but the story is more about the death of Ethan’s father and his inability to come to terms with his loss. That’s the reason the theater is so important to Ethan. It’s a place where the two of them shared their love of films, and losing the theater seems like losing his father all over again. But th...
  • Meghan
    This book was received as an ARC from PENGUIN GROUP Penguin Young Readers Group - Dial Books in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I was super excited to read this book from the description especially since fans of John Green will appreciate this book, so this book will definitely fit for all nerd-fighters everywhere. I must say this book delivered on that. We have a movie geek that...
  • Jenee Rager
    What a cute book. Thank you goodreads for the chance to read an advance copy of it, it was right up my alley. Ethan is a 17 year old boy, who spends almost all of his time working at the decrepit Green Street movie theater, or holed up in his bedroom watching movies. He made a pact to watch at least one a day, and at the start of the book hasn't missed a day in years.Unfortunately for Ethan and his random cast of misfit coworkers the college that...
  • Norees
    Actual Rating 3.5/5 StarsI received an ARC of this book from Penguin Random House Publishing in exchange for an unbiased review. First, I should say that this is not my typical genre of book and so I didn’t really know how I would like it going in. That being said, I did actually enjoy this book quite a bit! being a huge movie nerd myself, I really related to Ethan’s point of view, and his mission to save the movie theatre he felt so connecte...
  • Jenn Conwell
    As soon as I started reading this book, I got immediate “Empire Records” vibes! I felt like that fit perfectly, considering it’s a book about movies in the first place. It has the same type of camaraderie between employees and the fight for saving the institution. I loved the characters in this book because they were all different ages, coming from different backgrounds, and each had their own quirkiness to them. I will say, the relationshi...
  • Mark
    I got this as an advance reading copy, and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Ethan is the teenage manager of a run down theater on a University campus in Minneapolis showing classic, and some not-so-classic films, that only brings in a dedicated group of cinephiles. When the University decides to tear it down, he must rally his odd ball staff to help him save it. Throw into the mix Ethan's love of a former classmate turned actres...
  • Tara Weiss
    Movie books are tough, but this one gets it right. Chapter headings start with cinematic terms that help to navigate into the heart of the matter. The Green Street Theater, a movie house that shows classic films on a projector (how cool is that??) is in danger of being shut down. And it is in disrepair. But the seventeen-year-old managing the place, affectionately called Wendy but really named Ethan, is willing to fight for the place he loves. He...
  • Kelly Tarr
    The plot of this book reminded me of one of my favorite movies (Empire Records), where a cast of crazy characters tries to save their beloved but quirky workplace. Ethan has become the defacto manager of the Green Street Cinema, and its band of misfits. When the neighboring university (which officially owns the theater) decides to evict them and tear it down, the employees decide to fight back. Adding to the story are the return of Ethan's long-l...
  • Samantha
    I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway and it was cute! It tells the story of Ethan, a movie fanatic working at an old theatre that’s at risk of being taken down. This book covers a lot of heavy topics including death, self destiny, and the acceptance of life - but it’s not wrong. The author examines these topics in a realistic way that most would understand/appreciate. His portrayal of Ethan and his friends/coworkers begs the question of ...
  • Staci Vought
    I’m a sucker for these quick, quirky, simple, not-too-deep realistic fiction reads, especially after a long fantasy book. The author didn’t always make the changes in time very clear in the ARC, but perhaps that will be fixed before publication. I loved how authentic Ethan was, and I enjoyed the spirit of this book so much. This felt like an early 90’s movie in book form- it was a bit poignant, and very enjoyable. I got to the last page of ...
  • Mel
    Enjoyed this story about Ethan, a 17 year old teenager who has had some tragic events in his life. After his fathers sudden death he throws himself into his job at the local movie theater. With a motley crew of characters surrounding him he fights to save the theater from destruction. With time running out the group tries to come up with a way to save it, but in the end it's life's lessons learned. Sometimes even when you lose something you gain ...