Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Read the Book See the Movie

The movie adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s popular romance/ vampire novel Twilight is set to be released to movie theatres on December 12th 2008. The first book in the series, Twilight is followed by Meyer’s New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. Breaking Dawn Meyer’s final installment sold 1.3 million copies in the first 24 hours after its midnight, Aug. 2 release.

If you enjoyed the Twilight series you might also enjoy Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. It is the story of a beautiful teenage werewolf named Vivian who falls in love with a human boy named Aiden much to the dismay of her werewolf pack.

Kristen Stewart who stars in the film adaptation of Twilight also appears in two other film adaptations of popular books. She can be seen in the film adaptation of Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Speak, which chronicles how one teenage girl suffers through her freshman year of high school after a traumatic incident at a party the summer before.

Kristen Stewart also appears in the film version of the popular non-fiction novel Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. In this creative non-fiction title Krakauer uses journalism to explore the last few years in the life of a troubled young man who is found dead in a wilderness area in Alaska in August 1992. This might be the book you are looking for if you enjoy true life adventure stories or wilderness settings.

In October 2008 viewers can see an adaptation of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's Nick and Norah's Infinate Playlist in theatres.

Alan Moore’s graphic novel Watchmen will also be coming to theatres in March of 2009.

Here is a list of some other popular young adult novels that have been turned into movies:

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Chocolate War by Robert Cornier
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

October Sky by Homer Hickam Jr.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

How to Deal by Sarah Dessen

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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