BOOKS TO MOVIES PAGE 3

me before you.PNGMe Before You by Jojo Mayes

Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark moves from one job to the next to ME BEFORE YOU 2help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralysed from an accident two years earlier.


rohl dahlThe BFG (book by Roald Dahl) – 30 June, 2016

Based upon the well-loved novel by Roald Dahl, Sophie befriends a big friendly giant (the BFG), as they set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.BFG

 


mrs PeregrineMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Book by Ransom Riggs) – 29 September, 2016

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the chilMrs Peregrin 2dren were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive. (Goodreads)


When a monster callsA Monster Calls (Book by Patrick Ness) – 20 October, 2016

A young boy, Conor, escapes into a fantasy world of monsters and fairy tales as a way to cope with his mother’s terminal illness and bullies at school. One night, at 12:07am he meets a tree monster, who insists that Connor summoned it, ana monster callsd that it will help Conor by telling him three short stories, and in exchange Connor must tell his own story afterwards. (Wikipedia)

fantastic beastsFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Newt Scamander, Book by J.K. Rowling) – 17 November, 2016

As Albus Dumbledore says, “A copy of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl”.fantastic beasts 4

It follows the adventures of Newt Scamander, who when attending a meeting at the Magical Congress of the United States of America, a number of dangerous creatures escape from a magically expanding suitcase. Which sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations. (Wikipedia)

From Books to Movies (Already Released)


alice through the looking glassAlice Through the Looking Glass (Book by Lewis Carroll) – 26 May, 2016

Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a alice 2magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friend the White Rabbit, Absolem, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (the White Queen) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. (Event Cinemas)

the 5th waveThe 5th Wave (Book by Rick Yancey)

The human race stands on the brink of extinction as a series of alien attacks decimate the planet, causing earthquakes, tsunamis and disease. Sepathe 5th wave 2rated from her family, Ohio teenager Cassie Sullivan will do whatever it takes to reunite with her brother Sam. Fate leads her to form an alliance with Evan Walker, a mysterious young man who may be her last hope. Forced to trust each other, Cassie and Evan fight for survival during the fifth assault from the invaders. (Wikipedia)

pride and prejudicePride and Prejudice and Zombies (Book by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith)

In the 19th Century, a mysterious plague turns the English countryside into a war zone. No one is safe as the deadprejudice 2 come back to life to terrorise the land. Fate leads Elizabeth Bennet, a master of martial arts and weaponry, to join forces with Mr Darcy, a handsome but arrogant gentleman to save their country against the undead.

warm bodiesWarm Bodies (Book by Isaac Marion)

A terrible plague has left the planet’s population divided between zombies and humans. An unusual zombie named R sees his walking-dead brethren attacking warm bodies 2a living woman named Julie and rescues her. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as their bond grows and R becomes more and more human, a chain of events unfolds that could transform the entire lifeless world. (Wikipedia)

jungle book 1The Jungle Book (Book by Rudyard Kipling)

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s novel, 824941634-276715-Inspirational_quotes_jungle_bowhen Mowgli was found as a baby in the jungle he is taken in to be raised by a pack of wolves. On his journey, which he shares with a free-spirited bear named Baloo and a ‘no-nonsense’ panther named Bagheera, he discovers the wonders of the jungle and meets new animal friends, while relentlessly pursued by the fearsome tiger Shere Khan.

brooklynBrooklyn (Book by Colm Toibin)

An Irish immigrant discovers a new culture and world when she moves from her home country brooklyn 2to Brooklyn, in 1950s New York. Eilis Lacey falls for a tough Italian plumber, but when her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within them for her.

maoMao’s Last Dancer (Book by Li Cunxin)

“In order to fly, you have to be free”.

Based upon the real-life autobiography by Li Cunxin, it tells his story of growing up in rural China and being selected to train as a ballet dancer dquote-in-order-to-fly-you-have-to-be-free-li-cunxin-121-68-36uring Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Then later, as he becomes an adult and visits the Houston Ballet in America, and sees the differences between their cultures.


51NYX5pbEFLConfessions of a Shopaholic (Book by Sophie Kinsella)

Like many New York City gals, Rebecca Bloomwood loves to shop. The problem is, she shops so much that she is drowning in debt. Rebecca would love to work at the city’s top fashion magazine, 13718499084_c11be10c21_bbut, so far, has not been able to get her foot in the door. Then she lands a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine owned by the same company. Her column becomes an overnight success, but her secret threatens to ruin her love life and career.

 

howls moving castleHowl’s Moving Castle (Book by Diana Wynne Jones)

“It’s all so familiar yet I know I’ve never been here before. I feel so at home”.

Sophie, a young hatmaker is cursed by a a277df90ccb7c33ce339eb37516fbcf8Wicked Witch, to look like an old woman but is unable to tell anyone about the magic spell placed on her. She seeks refuge in a moving castle, but as she takes up her role as cleaning lady for the infamous wizard Howl and his demon Calcifer she realises the truth of the place she has started to see as home. HOWEVER, WE DO NOT HAVE THE BOOK FOR THIS ONE.

life of piLife of Pi (Book by Yann Martel)

After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a frei2315d3512a4403cbac943b19cd4265faghter with their sons and a few remaining animals. Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels’ teenage son, Pi, as the only human survivor. However, Pi is not alone; a fearsome Bengal tiger has also found refuge aboard the lifeboat. As days turn into weeks and weeks drag into months, Pi and the tiger must learn to trust each other if both are to survive.

the light between oceansThe light between oceans (Book by M.L Stedman)

The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine)—soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander, and directed by Derek Cianfrance.

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