Five Books to Read Before They Come to the Big Screen

By Danielle Bryant

Everybody knows the book is always better than the movie (looking at you, Ella Enchanted!), but these upcoming flicks look *pretty* good. Grab ’em in hardcopy and read up before they hit the big screen—that way, you’re prepared for any plotholes…and for any ensuing book v. movie debates.

1. MOCKINGJAY PART 2 by Suzanne Collins

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In the second film installment of the final Hunger Games book, Katniss fights against the corrupt Capitol from District 13.

The movie releases November 2015: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Official Trailer

2. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by Seth Grahame-Smith

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This parody places the classic 1813 novel in a full-blown zombie apocalypse.

The movie releases February 2016: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Official Trailer #1

3. ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth

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The final installment of the Divergent series follows Tri’s and Four’s fight to end the authoritarian reign.

The movie releases March 2016: The Divergent Series: Allegiant Official Trailer

4. THE BFG by Roald Dahl

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In this childhood favorite, a young girl comes across a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who enlists her to help rid the land of all evil giants.

The movie releases July 2016.

5. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by J.K. Rowling

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Return to the Potterverse with Beasts, which takes place in 1920s New York and revolves around a young man fascinated by magical creatures.

The movie releases November 2016.

Reprinted with permission from girlslife.com.

Which book-to-movie adaption are you most excited for? What’s your fave movie adaptation? What’s your least favorite?

 

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