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Huh? IF I STAY star Chloe Moretz Said What About YA Books?

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IF I STAY Actress Chloe Moretz left bookish types everywhere scratching their heads. According to Entertainment Weekly, Chloe Moretz, the star of new Young Adult movie IF I STAY, “doesn’t love the ‘young adult’ designation of her new film.” Actually, “she thinks it diminishes the book’s value.” Say what? The star of the latest book-to-film property apparently had a lot to say to Entertainment Weekly on the subject.

“What’s interesting about Gayle’s novel [“IF I STAY”] is that it’s not really that YA. It deals with issues that are much bigger…it’s much darker than I think most YA is. I want people to walk in and feel like they actually felt something, and learned something, and realized something different about life that’s more than just, ‘Oh, I saw this love triangle and it’s super sad because she chose the guy I didn’t like. And then the movie was over.’ And you’re like, ‘Okay, that’s pathetic . . .”

Never mind the fact that this was in response to an interview about Chloe’s latest project — a starring role in the film adaption of Gayle Forman’s beloved Young Adult novel IF I STAY.

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While I love Chloe’s adorable style and enjoy watching her films, I think Chloe might want to brush up on her literary definitions. After all, it’s hard to generalize YA as fluff when the classification basically started with S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders.” What do you guys think? Was Chloe right or wrong? And are you excited to see IF I STAY? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.

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