When two people read the same book, although the story is the same, the way they picture the characters and the events in their minds are different, which makes reading a book a unique experience to everyone. When I watch a film based on a book I think of it as another person’s experience of the book. Although it’s the same story. the characters might look different and the events might not play as I pictured them to, and I find that interesting. Here is a list of books that I think should be made into films.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time ~ by Mark Haddon
This is a mystery novel that follows the story of Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old living in Swindon. He discovers a dead dog and sets off to investigate the death but discovers a lot more along the way.
Uglies series ~ by Scott Westerfield
This series is set in a dystopian future where everyone is required to have cosmetic surgery once they reach the age of sixteen that will make them “pretty”. It follows the story of Tally Youngblood as she rebels against society after finding out the downsides of becoming a “Pretty”.
Night Owls ~ by Jenn Bennett
This story follows Beatrix who meets Jack on the San Francisco night bus, the Owl, when she misses the last metro train home after trying to sneak into the hospital’s Willed Body programme. Jack is charming, handsome, and a notorious graffiti artist, with something to hide.
I Am The Messenger ~ by Markus Zusak
Ed Kennedy lives a life of routine and doesn’t have much of a future. He’s an under-aged taxi driver who’s in love with his best friend. His life changes when he manages to stop a badly carried out bank robbery by stopping the incompetent gunman from escaping. This is when the first playing card arrives with three addresses written on it. This is when be becomes the messenger.
An Offer You Can’t Refuse ~ by Jill Mansell
Lola is offered £10,000 to break up with her boyfriend by her boyfriend’s mother and, after discovering a secret, she accepts. Ten years later she meets him again and her feelings are still as strong as they were the day she left, but he’s about to find out that she was paid to break his heart.