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