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Big things are happening when it comes to book-adaptations! Heartstopper has become a worldwide sensation, Shadow & Bone season 2 is filming, the Percy Jackson trio casting has been announced and they are perfection, and there’s so much more!!
All very exciting so it seems like there’s no better time then now to do the Book Adaptations Tag which I was tagged to do by Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant. Thank you Madeline!!
What is the last book adaptation movie you saw?
Not a movie, but I feel like a lot of books are being adapted into TV shows more then movies nowadays so we’re couting. Of course the last book adaption I watched was Hearstopper.
I watched this show in one morning on the day it was released and am still talking and thinking about it. I talked about it in a dedicated post but I’ll repeat it here: THIS IS HOW YOU ADAPT A FAN FAVOURITE!
What book movie are you most excited about?
I’m choosing my answer to this one based off book adaptations that are coming out this year because really, the one I’m most excited about is Percy Jackson but that’s a while out.
So instead I’m saying The School For Good & Evil by Soman Chainani which is surprising since I didn’t even like the book. I feel like this story has a lot of potential and I’m going to enjoy it more as a show. I’m also really excited about the cast!
Also. I’ve just remembered that Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is being adapted. I’m blaming the fact that I only just read this recently which is why I forgot about it. It’s not even been a month since I read this but I cannot wait to see it.
Which upcoming book movie will you definitely not see?
I’d like to say I’m not going to watch The Summer I Turned Pretty because I hated that book. Like I stayed up til 3/4am to finish this book because I disliked it so much and needed to finish it so I can rant.
Which book movie would you never watch again?
They made us watch Divergent a bunch at school so if I never watch movie again it’ll be too soon and also the adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was so bad I’d like to never watch it again.
Is there a movie you saw that made you want to read the book if you had not yet?
I watched the movie for more or less every major YA book that I ended up loving, before I ever read the book.
- The Vampire Academy – Zoey Deutch was the absolute perfect casting for Rose Hathaway.
- If I Stay
- The Mortal Instruments – This movie is not accurate to the plot of the books at all but I love it so much. Watching, not even just the actual movie but the trailer for the first time is a core memory for me.
- The Hunger Games
- Percy Jackson – Again. A terrible adaptation, not accurate to the books, but will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Conversely, is there a movie that made you never want to read the book?
I probably would never have read 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher anyways but after watching the first season and a half of the show, I’m definitely never going to read it.
Name an adaptation that has almost nothing to do with the book it is supposedly based on.
I honestly have no clue about this one.
Have you ever left the theatre during a movie adaptation because it was so bad?
For one thing I don’t think I’ve ever watched a book to movie adaptation in the cinema outside of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1, but even if I had the answer is “no” because I never have and never would leave the cinema. I paid for that ticket. I’m sticking til the credits no matter how bad.
Do you prefer to watch the movie first, or read the book first?
If I was planning on reading the book anyways, even if the book was never adapted, then yes, I always try to read the book before watching the movie. In this instance what usually happens is that news of a book being adapted makes me read that book sooner. Like the trailer for Shadow & Bone being released pushed me to re-start and finally finish the Grisha Trilogy for example.
But then if it’s for a book I would, hypothetically, like to read but it’s not one of my top priorities, I don’t really care. Sometimes watching the movie and not the book at all is a blessing because I do still get to consume that story in some way.
How do you feel about movie adaptations that age characters up? (ex. Characters that are in middle school, but in the movies, they’re all 18+)
Hmmm. I don’t like it when child characters are aged into teenagers. Like with the Percy Jackson movies, those characters shouldn’t be aged up. But I don’t mind it so much when teenage characters are aged up to older teens and young adults like was the case with Shadowhunters.
Also this is kind of related but kind of not: I really do love the Hunger Games movies and Jennifer Lawrence was great as Katniss, but think of how more impactful it would have been if those characters were portrayed by actual teenagers.
Do you get angry when actors don’t look like you thought the characters would?
No not really. Maybe this is because I’m just so bad at actually imagining descriptions of characters from the books. I’d rather have great actors then completely a accurate appearance.
Is there a movie you liked better than its book?
There is, I know there is, but I can’t for the life of me think of what they are.
Name a book you would love to see as a movie.
I actually did an entire post about this a couple of weeks ago so I’m going to plug that right here 🙂
But to add on to that, I think Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney would be a fantastic coming of age teen show!
And there we go. That was the Book Adaptation Book Tag, big thank you again to Madeline for tagging me!
I’m loving this recent surge in book-adaptations that are actually faithful and respectful to the plot. There also seems to be a lot more cooperation with the authors which I love and cannot wait to see more of.
Also I love seeing the authors make a cameo in their adaptations. Imagine if we get a Rick Riordan cameo! Like he could be a minor God or maybe like a teacher in the background nodding to the fact that he used to be a teacher!!
Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself now. I’m not tagging anyone but feel free to do this tag and link it below. Also, let me know your thoughts on some book adaptations: your faves, ones you hated, ones you’d love to see, etc. Thanks for reading!