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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Books to Movies

2014 is a big year of books being made into movies. This is a list of the movie adaptations I am most excited to see in 2014!



Written by Veronica Roth

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet

Why You Should Watch: This best selling novel is a story of bravery, love, and loss. The story has inspired millions of readers across the globe. The movie is expected to do the same. Actors with such acclaim like Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet leading the cast, the movie can not be anything by brilliant.

Release Date: March 21, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars

Written by John Green

Starring: Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort

Why You Should Watch: The novel first published in January of 2012 has captured readers attention ever since. This poetic tale of two teenage cancer victims finding love despite all odds will rip out your heart but make you smile at the same time. The movie starring Shailene Woodley and newcomer Ansel Elgort is expected to do the same. The first trailer was recently released and fans posted their reaction videos online to show filmmakers and other fans, what this story means to them. This will be a movie to watch, and make sure you bring tissues!

Release Date: June 6, 2014


Written by Lois Lowry

Starring: Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes

Why You Should Watch: The novel written by Lois Lowrey was widely accepted and praised, but also challenged for the messages presented. With an all-star cast of acclaimed actors such as Meryl Streep and Alexander Skarsgard the acting and the plot will be top notch. And lets face it, we all want to see how well Taylor Swift will act this part.

Release Date: August 15, 2014

If I Stay

Written by Gayle Foreman

Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato

Why You Should Watch: The novel by Gayle Foreman about a 17 year old car accident victim placed in a coma captivated readers both young and old. Chloe Grace Moretz is a young actress slowly paving her way in Hollywood. She is expected to give a breathtaking performance in this powerful movie.

Release Date: August 22, 2014

The Maze Runner

Written by James Dashner

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario

Why You Should Watch: This Young Adult trilogy became a sensation after its publication in 2009. The movie was originally set to be released in February of 2014 but they pushed the release date back in order to add more special effects. So not only will the plot of this book turned movie be exceptional, but the effects will be amazing as well. And even if they don't enjoy the movie, teenage girls across the country will be happy just to be able to stare at Dylan O'Brien's face for a couple hours. #Truth

Release Date: September 19, 2014


Mocking Jay-Part One

Written by Suzanne Collins

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Why You Should Watch: Why wouldn't you?

Release Date: November 21, 2014

-Shawnee Smith

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