Hey guys! Have any of you seen the amount of YA book-to-movie adaptations coming out this year? There are so many, and I’m loving it. I think that if a book-to-movie adaptation is done right, it can be the most epic thing ever. I haven’t actually hated any adaptations I’ve seen, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t dislike them either. For instance, I was so frustrated at the made up ending in Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, and even though I liked most of it, there were elements of the new BFG movie that I didn’t love.
So today, I want to share with you guys some books that I think could be great as movies. But only if they’re done well. And produced by me. And directed by me. And I’m in charge of every little thing about the whole production. So, let’s get started!
1. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
This book would be the most epic movie if it was actually adapted. When I was reading this book, I could see every scene in my head. Like, every camera angle and movement. It was just so vivid to me, and it needs to be made into a movie ASAP. I mean, it would be the most heartbreaking movie ever, and every single person who goes to see it at the cinema will cry, but that’s the price we have to pay. Also, can anyone see this as a cool video game? I can vision Naughty Dog creating a game of this and for it to be the most amazing thing on the planet. But that might just be me.
2. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
I think this book could be one of those extremely cheesy and cute Summer Cinderella retelling movies. As in A Cinderella Story Type of thing. I would love to see this as a movie, because it’d just be the perfect feel-good flick, and I think that it would be one of those movies you watch at a particular point in the year as a tradition. Like how you’d watch Arthur Christmas on Christmas night every year, that’s how I see Gekerella.
3. Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson
I actually highlighted in my copy of this book every single time someone spoke, because I was planning to make a script myself. But then the holidays ended and school got in the way and the idea kinda died. But anyway, I think this could be a great adaptation. Thinking of it now, this could work as either a movie or a TV series, but probably better as a movie.
4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This as a movie would be the cutest thing known to mankind. Imagine seeing Cath and Levi and Wren and Reagan all on-screen, bantering and having the best time ever. And The Outsiders scene. Ooh and Levi’s coffee concoction scene! Ahh, this book could be so good as a movie. I was thinking about Carry On and if that’d be a good adaptation, but I think there are too many parallels to Harry Potter, and people would be in an uproar. So, we’ll stick to Fangirl.
5. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
I can imagine this book as a teen version of the new Star Trek movies or something spacey and awesome like that. I think it might be hard to translate this book onto the big screen, but if someone can do it, it could be really great. I’ve only read the first book in the Illuminae files, which is Illuminae, so I don’t know what happens next and I don’t know if those books would be good enough to be made into movies.
Well, that is it for today! I hope you enjoyed this little blog post and remember to comment below what books you want to be made into movies. I hope you have a great day and I’ll see you next time, bye!