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I’m one of those weird people that actually likes to see my favorite books turned into movies. I know a lot of people are always disappointed because they’re so worried that the movie won’t live up to their expectations because the book was so amazing, but 9 times out of 10, I’m thrilled! I love seeing movie adaptations of books because it helps bring the crazy images happening in my head into real life.
THE LUNAR CHRONICLES
I feel like I’ve mentioned my love for this series (and Marissa Meyer) a million times already on my blog, but I love it that much. It’s a futuristic retelling of classic fairy tales, with each book focusing on a different character. There are so many twists and turns with these novels; I feel like it could be a really fascinating, nail-biting, spectacular movie series.
I finished reading this entire series by Kiera Cass in one weekend. It’s like The Bachelor if the bachelor was a 16-year-old prince vying for the hearts of people in different castes (because there’s a caste system in the book as well). I fell in love with this series, and I think the girls will fall in love with the fashion and beauty of the girls in the competition trying to win the heart of the prince, and the guys will fall in love with the drama behind the caste system and the rebels. Overall a fascinating story that would be awesome to see in movie form.
This book is actually the first in a series by Ally Condie, and I’m currently working on finishing the last book of the trilogy. It’s such an interesting concept for a book, and I think a movie adaptation would be so neat! It’s about a future society where people are matched by statistics, and the main character, Cassia, was surprised when she saw she was matched with two people. It ends up being this awkward love triangle with some opposition from the big guys on the totem pole.
I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. Rainbow Rowell never disappoints. I know a lot of girls that already love this story and can relate to Cath’s story. It’s her first year of college, and her sister has essentially abandoned her, and her roommate is a little nuts. She’s also one of the most popular fan fiction writers of her favorite book series starring Simon Snow. I love watching the story unfold and seeing Cath grow into her confidence while in college, and I think others would too.
BURN FOR BURN
Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian created this amazing series about three girls who essentially have nothing in common, but they come together to get revenge on people who have hurt them in unspeakable ways. I haven’t read the last book in the series yet (because it just came out on September 16th), but I’m sure the conclusion will be nothing short of amazing. A movie adaptation would be so fun to watch because all three of the main girls are so different, and young adults will definitely find someone to relate to.
BETWEEN THE LINES
This is the first YA novel that Jodi Picoult wrote, and she did not disappoint. This book is about a girl named Delilah who starts talking to a character in her favorite book. Mind. Blown. That would be a fun story to watch come to life. I think all of us have had a little crush on a book character or two at some point.
THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE
Leila Sales wrote this book about Elise who is an outsider in every sense of the word, both at school and at home. She stumbles upon a party where she makes an accidental friend and falls in love with DJing. It’s a fun coming-of-age story that a lot of teenagers will be able to relate to. I picture the movie version of this being filled with a lot of dry humor and quirkiness and a lot of good music!
What books would you like to see turned into movies?