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Original Books into Film

Gleebooks Bookshop - Tuesday, February 27, 2018
For easily a decade now, many of the film industry's blockbuster successes have originated as youth literature. Families less immersed in children's books have been surprised that movies such as Shrek! Ferdinand, The Hunger Games and Jumanji (the original and the remake) were books long before their Hollywood treatment, and it's often difficult to persuade readers to delve into the print format once they've seen the film version. The books, with all their nuances and imagery, stimulate a different part of the brain, often forming a more lasting and personal impression than the film version, so this is another reason to acquaint yourself with the books.
To give you time to familiarise yourself with the authors' own works, here is a list of books that have been mined for upcoming films in 2018.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Ashes in the Snow (based on Between Shades of Grey - no nothing to do with those other Shades of Grey!) by Ruta Sepetys
Every Day by David Levithan (one of my favourite books in years: I'll be interested in whether the film conveys the compassionate nature of this)
Mary Poppins (another remake) by P.L. Travers
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Ophelia by Lisa Klein
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (to be released as Love, Simon) by Becky Albertalli
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The Death Cure (book 3 of The Maze Runner) by James Dashner
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The House with a Clock in the Walls by John Bellairs
The Jungle Book (a live action version) by Rudyard Kipling
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (a fantasy adaptation of the Christmas classic) by E.T.A.Hoffmann
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

And they are just the ones that have been confirmed! We keep these in stock so there's plenty of reading ahead... Lynndy

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