Best YA Book to Movie Adaptation
So i love reading but it is a big time commitment. I read painfully slow, lol, so a book takes me many days to finish. Ive noticed however that a lot of books are being turned into movies. I like this because i think its a good introduction to the story...in most cases and the time commitment is cut to like 2 hours. Its sometimes hard to get the movie right though. There are so many things to consider like the actors and setting the filmmakers choose. One thing I notice also, is that they cut the story down a bunch to fit in the 2 hour frame. So a lot of the story is missing. Some movies are done really good though, so tell me, Which is your favorite?
City of Bones
The Fault in Our Stars
Something Else? Tell Us.
WesleyMesser wrote on January 6, 2015, 4:51 PM
I'll fully admit Harry Potter is the only one I've really seen of these but out of a lot of the people I know it's been one of the more satisfying ones. Though I have heard a lot of good things about The Fault In Our Stars.
JustEm wrote on January 6, 2015, 11:57 PM
I am in the middle of reading 12 years a slave by Solomon Northup, which is turning out to be pretty good. I must admit though, I do prefer the movie.
ANomadicNerd wrote on January 7, 2015, 12:30 AM
Ohh yeah, ive heard of that movie but didnt realize it was a book first. Ill have to check it out.
ANomadicNerd wrote on January 7, 2015, 12:33 AM
Yeah, i kind of figured most people would choose Harry Potter. I like it myself too. I think my fave though is The Giver. Im obsessed with Jeff Bridges. Haha.
JustEm wrote on January 7, 2015, 12:35 AM
Not sure whether it was a movie or a book first to be honest
Began1988 wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:34 PM
The only movies that I ever read the books to were Harry Potter, and I didn't even read the last book. So it's hard for me to sat which one is the best book to movie option...maybe I'll just go with the movies that I enjoy the most? And that would be under the other option because I would have to go with Lord of The Rings. But I do really enjoy the Harry Potter movies.
ANomadicNerd wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:23 PM
Ahh yeah. Lord of the Rings were pretty good. I really like Legolas . :)
Began1988 wrote on January 7, 2015, 8:36 PM
Haha! I'm a fan of Aragorn myself. Boromir was also not bad :D Lol
seren3 wrote on January 7, 2015, 10:29 PM
My goodness I haven't read any of the above so I can't comment on the adaptation.
ANomadicNerd wrote on January 8, 2015, 1:52 AM
Hehe. We just went to see the latest Hobbit movie a few weeks ago, they are turning out to be quite interesting to. I like movies that are completely different than normal life.
ANomadicNerd wrote on January 8, 2015, 1:56 AM
Hehe. I try to make an effort to see all the book to movies conversions...i dont always end up reading the books though. Like the Hunger Games...the beginning was kind of boring...and she kept talking about hunting animals.... I dont like hunting, so i stopped reading. The movies dont focus on it as much, thankfully.
BodieMor wrote on January 9, 2015, 8:12 PM
Long ago "Gone With The Wind" was a near-perfect book adaptation...
BodieMor wrote on January 9, 2015, 8:14 PM
AND "Lord of the Rings" would have been perfect to me had they included the parts with Tom Bombadil. I really missed him in "The Hobbit" series, too. I read both series 6-7 times, lol!