It's been a good year for books being made into movies! Here's part two of 2014's book-inspired films. (See part one here.) Read them before the movie comes out!
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Mia is a musical prodigy of sorts, with some tough decisions to make in her life. They are roughly the same decisions a lot of teens deal with: school, family, and first love. Then one morning, everything is taken from her (and if you have seen the movie previews, you'll know what that means). Mia finds herself hovering between life and death. The story is told in a unique way, going back and forth between Mia's memories and the current situation. It is memorable and heartbreaking. The film, starring Chloe Moretz, will be released August 22, so hurry up and read it!
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Thomas woke up in a strange place, surrounding by strange boys, about his own age. He does not recognize any of them, or remember where he came from. All he knows is his name. The place they are in is surrounded by tall stone w movie, out September 19, can hold up to it.
alls that make up an ever-changing maze. Going through the maze is the only way out, and no one has ever made it. There are all sorts of mysteries in this book, and you discover them right along with Thomas. Hopefully the
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
In the traditional romance set-up by Sparks, this book follows star-crossed lovers. Years after their doomed romance, Dawson and Amanda reconnect. The spark between them is still there, even after the very different paths their lives have taken. The book explores both the couple's history together, as well as their developing relationship. The previews for this film are steamy on the level of The Notebook, so hopefully it is a good one as well! Starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan, and out in October.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Vorst
Alexander's day just doesn't go the way he wants it to. Not at all. He fell asleep with gum in his mouth, his brother pushes him in the mud, his mother forgets his dessert, and that's not all. Poor Alexander's day just goes from bad to worse in this sweet picture book. He learns in the end though, that everybody has a bad day sometimes.The movie follows Alexander's whole family during this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Out in October, starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner.
So, I've added to your to-read list. Get going!