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Book to Movie Adaptations 2015

We’ve entered movie season. Now through the rest of the year, some of the best movies of the year will finally be released.   Unsurprisingly, there are a few stories making the transition from book to silver screen. Here are a few that that we’re excited to see:

Paper Towns by John Green—Quentin Jacobsen has been in love with his neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman, for years. One night, she appears at his bedroom window and convinces him to be the get-away drive in her revenge mission. The next day, Margo disappears. Quentin believes Margo left a trail of clues and is determined to find her.

The Martian by Andy Weir—Astronaut Mark Watney is the first man to walk on Mars. Six days later, he and his crew are collecting samples when a massive dust storm blows through. The crew flees the storm in the nick of time; but, Watney is trapped behind and left for dead. His communication with NASA isn’t working and he has minimal supplies. Despite the odds, Watney is determined to survive.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn—Libby Day was only seven years-old when her mother and sister were murdered. Libby testifies against her brother, Ben, claiming he’s the killer. Twenty-five years later, Libby is contacted by the Kill Club, a secret society of people obsessed with notorious crimes. Libby agrees to find out more information about her crime—for a price. As she investigates her own story, she begins to doubt her original testimony.

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson—The Appalachian Trail extends from Georgia to Maine.  At times treacherous, but always breathe-taking, it is on the bucket-list of many outdoor enthusiasts. With the beginning of the trail not far from his house, Bill Bryson sets out to hike the famous trail with his friend Stephan Katz. Overweight and a recovering alcoholic, Bryson quickly realizes Katz may not have been the best partner in this adventure. While introducing readers to the history and ecology of the trail, Bryson takes readers on a memorable misadventure filled with quirky hikers and bears.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer—Journalist and mountaineer Jon Krakauer was a part of an expedition in 1996 to climb Mt Everest. From the summit, there did not appear to be any indication that a brutal storm was brewing.  The storm killed five people and left many more in danger as they fought for their lives. Krakauer examines the event as well as his part in the disaster, which continues to haunt him.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins—In the final installation of The Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss Everdeen has survived two hunger games and her home is destroyed. The rebel resistance is growing and a revolution is eminent. Without intending to, Katniss has become the face of the rebellion. Will she accept the responsibility and change the future of Panem?

Me and Earl and the Dying girl  by Jesse Andrews—On the first day of his senior year of high school, Greg thinks he has it all figured out. By keeping an extremely low profile, he hopes the remainder of his high school experience will be as minimally painful as possible. For the remainder of the year, he plans to make films with his friend, Earl. This plan works for about eight hours until his mother makes him befriend a girl who has cancer.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner— This is the second book in the Maze Runner series. After surviving the Maze, Thomas thought the worst was behind him; but, phase two is about to begin: the Scorch. Thomas and nineteen other boys are forced into a scientific experiment designed to test their limits. The responses will be observed and the data will hopefully be the key to saving the human race.

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Check out these great books before watching the movie adaptation. What film adaptation are you looking forward to?

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