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COMING SOON TO YOUR BIG/SMALL SCREEN

Hello guys!!

It has come to my attention that I HAVE BECOME CLUELESS in terms of when book-movie adaptations get announced it’s like a factory line. THE MOVIE ADAPTATIONS ARE EVERYWHERE how do we find out all of them??? Well never fear because your favourite little crazy extrovert is here to give you a run down of book-movie adaptations COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU (silently screaming)

*all blurbs come from Goodreads*

RELEASED MOVIES

 

EVERYDAY by David Levithan 

“February 2018” obviously this is an American release date. I don’t think the Australian release date has been revealed yet. I’m thinking maybe next year

Here is a blurb of the book: (Sounds good doesn’t it?)

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone A wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

 

LOVE SIMON (Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda) by Becky Albertalli

29/3/2018

You really thought you could get through a post written by me without me mentioning Simon? YOU ARE JOKING *by the way Strawberries and Cigarettes by Troye Sivan (from the Love Simon soundtrack) just came up ON SHUFFLE on my spotify playlist so this is all very ironic* I watched this 1 month in advance and I was a mess. A REAL MESS A REAL BLUBBERING MESS FOR MONTHS AND I’M STILL NOT OKAY. This is the movie of the book I have been shoving in everyones face since October 2017. Nick Robinson (who played in everything everything) and Katherine Langsford (who played in 13 reasons why) played in this as well and AHHHH *see literally 5 lines have been written and I’m already fangirling* The movie is VERY different from the book so I’m going to tolerate you if you watch the movie before reading the book (but that still wouldn’t stop me from shoving this book in your face)

*happily gives blurb description below of book*

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle 

22/3/2018. It features Oprah Winfrey and Reece Witherspoon!! COME ON GUYS DOESN’T THIS SOUND AWESOME?? It’s in cinemas already so grab your tickets!!

It’s a sci-fi as well so for all those time-travelling space explorers PICK THIS ONE UP IT’S ONLY 200+ PAGES

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract”.

Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?

READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline 

29/3/2018 (already in cinemas)

A dystopian book similar to Marie Lu’s Warcross!! AND DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG!! Enough said!

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

 

TO BE IN CINEMAS SOON

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

This book is on the Inky Awards Longlist this year and IT’S GONNA BE A MOVIE!!! This must be a good one and it’s definitely on my TBR. It’s got so many awards too!

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him names that shall not be said on the Inky website. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

THE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken 

As crazy as this sounds I never read Bracken’s books but I heard mixed reviews about it. Hope this movie will be amazing!!

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.

DUMPLIN by Julie Murphy 

This book has been on my TBR since dinosaurs roamed the earth!! THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME TO READ IT (also Puddin’ the sequel is coming out in May)

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the shock out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han 

I REALLY WANT TO READ THIS. I’m a hopeless romantic aren’t I? I just love those cheesy romances in books and on screen *AHEM LOVE SIMON* Netflix got the movie rights I think it might be coming out this summer *our winter* even!!!

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon

I read Everything, Everything but I didn’t enjoy it that much I want to see if Nicola Yoon can REALLY impress me and hopefully the movie would do the book justice. They got the main character Natasha though!!

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

The Fault In Our Stars (Bollywood version) by John Green 

Don’t even ask. Bollywood is all about dancing and fast movements and pretty sari’s (basically being young and alive) and well… the fault in our stars has this big death element in it so I have no idea how Bollywood would do this but we’ll just see what happens. PROOF: https://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/bollywood/220318/the-fault-in-our-stars-hindi-remake.html

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

 

Tell me if you know of any other YA book-movie adaptations I’ll love to hear your thoughts below!! <3<3

 

 

 

 

12 comments

rhapsody

IM SO EXCITED FOR EVERYDAY IM GONNA CRY

12th Apr, 18
sylvs

I'm SUPER excited for everything!!!!

12th Apr, 18
ladybird

I’ve seen Ready Player One and Love, Simon and I can comfirm they’re amazing. I’m really excited for The Hate U Give!!!

13th Apr, 18
sylvs

Super glad!! I'm going to be seeing them both with my friend/s soon!!!

13th Apr, 18
nightsky

Ok wow I have to read half these books super quickly so I'm in the know before the movies!! So exciting!!

15th Apr, 18
sylvs

So exciting!!! AHH!!

15th Apr, 18
otaku

I am LIVING for all of these contemporary YA novels being turned into movies! Maybe it's just me, but I just love them so much more as adaptations than dystopian/sci-fi.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is probably the top of my list, just because I love the cast and the fact that it's been passed around by so many companies (showing they have a lot of faith in it!)
I'm also curious to see how 'Dumplin'' will turn out on the big-screen. I feel like it's gonna cause a lot of controversy, but some great conversation too.
(and of course I'm looking forward to the rest too!)

18th Apr, 18
sylvs

AHHHH yes!! To All the Boys I Loved Before and Dumplin are on the very top of my TBR list this is a great opportunity to go and read them especially since TATBILB is coming onto Netflix in August!!

19th Apr, 18
otaku

In reply to sylvs

Woo! YES! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them :)))

19th Apr, 18
sylvs

In reply to otaku

Thanks I really hope I'd like them :D

19th Apr, 18
vivi

I'm so looking forward to The Hate You Give - I haven't read it yet but I am going to pretty soon - it sounds soooooooo good!!! Cannot wait - Great list btw :)

24th Apr, 18
sylvs

Haha thanks! The Hate U Give is definitely on the top of my TBR pile as well (but then again the TIPPY TOP of my pile is Leah on the Offbeat which I am reading next. I think I left my sanity back in the bookshop because I'm a bundle of blood, sweat and tears. I'm not being sarcastic :P)

25th Apr, 18