Today we have Jean from Magic Bean Review writing about the books that she would like to see adapted into films! Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did :)
Hi! I'm Jean and I have been blogging over at Magic Bean Review for a few years now. I'm a widely-read 17 year old, as I like to dabble in tween and YA as well as adult books. I find when I am reading that I always imagine a film version of the book going on. It happened for The Hunger Games which went out in cinemas yesterday (and I recommend seeing it!), but if the descriptions in a book are just so, I find it very, very easy to imagine what a film version of a book is like. If there isn't enough description it makes it a lot harder for me!
When I first heard about Undead by Kirsty McKay, I was very intrigued. I had never read a zombie book for teens before. It was a roller coaster thrill ride of humour, scares and romance and to be honest, I do not think there is a film out there quite like this. For the Hollywood rich men it ends in a nail-biting cliffhanger, which is perfect to milk a sequel out...
Moving on to something at the exact same level of thrilling, is Princess by Courtney Cole. This book blew me away with how different it was to everything
else out there. The original cover was pink and had a 'princess' lounging about in jewels, as you do, and it did not represent the drama and shockers in the book. I initially picked it up after it appeared on Amazon as a free teen Kindle book, so naturally I didn't really check out what the book was about. At first I thought it was another coming of age book but, wow... it sure isn't! I can easily see this as being one of those films that give off a much deeper message than what was previously thought. OK, so a lot of it is pretty far-fetched - but a lot of films are like that, too!
To be perfectly honest, before reading Swim the Fly by Don Calame I was so sceptical about whether I would enjoy it as it was mainly written for teenage boys - I had thought the idea and premise behind it was so original (a prime reason why I enjoy some books more than others...! If they are original and unique BOOM I love 'em). Have you heard of many dude-lit books?! Anyway, I could imagine this as one of those teen films that start off being a quiet indie classic but then receive a cult following online.... Don Calame has been a screen writer before so it really makes sense why it was so easy for me to translate words into pictures
Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
actors... A coming of age tale with a twist it was really fun to read and it was so easy to picture as a film! It even had the ending where you just wanted it to keep going, so you could find out how the characters end up a few years along the line, which happens to me a lot after watching some films!
What book(s) have you read that you just knew could so easily translate onto screen?
Thank you to Jean for writing a wonderful guest post! It was really interesting to see what books she wanted to see adapted into films. I must admit that I haven't read any of those books but I must remember to check them out, they all look brilliant!
Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below and remember to let me know what books you would like to see as films!