Tag Archives: book to movie

Maze Runner 3 Movie Delayed

31 May

Due to a stunt gone wrong, the third movie now won’t be released until 2018. Click below for more details!

Maze Runner 3 Delayed Until 2018 While Star Recovers

The Last Star

18 May

The highly anticipated third and final book…click for more information via Amazon!

The 5th Wave, Movie Trailer

5 Jan

Goosebumps Movie Trailer

21 Oct

Who else has read all of these books? I know I’m excited to see the movie!

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Review

3 Aug

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Plot: Based on the title, it would be very easy to think this is another sob story along the lines of The Fault in Our Stars. However, the author works very hard to keep it more lighthearted, open and honest. Greg is asked by his mom to befriend Rachel, a girl from school that he vaguely knows from when he was younger, who has just been diagnosed with Leukemia. Greg has to take the time to Google what this disease even is, and proceeds to treat the whole situation as best he can,  though he openly references how awkward it is to suddenly talk to somebody in high school that you don’t normally talk to, without making the reason seem too obvious.

Greg and his friend Earl, both amateur filmmakers, begin to hang out with Rachel often, and try to navigate the social pressures that this adds to their plates in school. Much of this novel is told in dialogue, almost like a play, which helps to keep the story flowing.

Would you recommend this book? I would recommend this book to an older teen, since there was a lot of cursing and graphic descriptions that I would not advise a younger teen reading about. I wish there was a little more resolution at the end, as important scenes seem to be glossed over a bit too casually for my taste.

3 stars

–Jen

The DUFF, Review

27 Jul

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Plot: Bianca learns from Wesley, the most popular and sought after boy in school (that she can’t stand) that she is the DUFF among her beautiful friends: Designated Ugly Fat Friend. This hurts her to learn this new term, but in a fit of insanity she ends up kissing Wesley to forget about her problems at home. They engage in a friends with benefits situation that she keeps private from her friends as she outwardly still tells everybody that she hates him.

Like all decent arrangements, things eventually come to an upsetting end as Bianca tries to deal with issues with her parents that are beyond her comfort level. Enter Toby, the boy Bianca has had a crush on for years. Though outwardlt perfect, is he the right guy for Bianca?

Would you recommend this book? I would recommend it for older teens as there are a lot of issues with sex and alcohol. This was recently turned into a movie that is very different from the book.

4 stars

–Jen

Paper Towns, Movie Trailer

7 May

Tuck Everlasting, Review

6 Apr

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Plot: 10-year-old Winnie Foster accidentally discovers the Tuck family on her family’s property, who have been given eternal life by drinking the water from a stream on the property. Winnie is intrigued by the Tuck family and their story of immortality. A stranger overhears the Tuck’s story and hatches a plot to take control of the land and the stream, enabling him to benefit from the sale of the water. The Tucks defend themselves, and Winnie risks a great deal to help the Tucks escape. Jesse Tuck, who will eternally be 17-years-old, offers Winnie the opportunity to drink the water when she is also 17-years-old, so they can spend eternity together. Will she join the Tuck family in everlasting life?

Would you recommend this book? Yes. Although Winnie Foster is a 10-year-old child, this book has appeal to older audiences.

4 stars

–Lisa

Coraline, Review

9 Mar

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Plot: For Coraline, everything in her new flat is boring, until she travels through the little door that leads to a world like her own, just better. She learns she has another mother, which is great until Coraline’s real parents go missing. Will Coraline find her parents and stop the Other Mother before it’s too late?

Would you recommend this book? Yes. It’s pretty creepy, but a good one.

5 stars

–Maddie

Insurgent, Movie Trailer

11 Feb

Coming soon! Who else is excited to see this?