Over the last few years the amount of YA books being adapted into movies has sky rocketed. Some of these adaptations are brilliant, so, not so much. so today I thought that I would talk about the best ones and what makes them so good. obviously I will only be talking about cases where I have both read the book and watched the film.
The Hunger Games
This is possibly the best book to movie book to movie adaptation around. It is incredible. it sticks really truthfully to the book and does a fantastic job of bringing the story to life. I think their casting was brilliant, their special effects were brilliant, their story was brilliant. just an all-round brilliant adaptation.
This is a strange one. in adapting this book, they changed a fair amount of the story. they took out the sex and the swearing, turned it from being a hard hitting, realistic contemporary and turned it into a comedy. But honestly, it worked. It was still a brilliant film. In some ways I think that it may have been better than the book.
Yes, this is technically middle grade, but I couldn’t not include it on this list. I have read all of these books so many times, and I love them so much. I can tell you every little thing about them. But, I am one of the people that watched the films before I read the books. I was only 1 when the first book came out and when I was old enough to read them, I wasn’t really into reading. So I didn’t read any of the books until after Order Of The Phoenix had come out at the cinema. This means that I do clearly see the differences between the books and the films, I get bugged by what they cut out, and what was different and everything, but, even so I still really, really love the films. They are such good adaptations, even with the differences these are the pinnacle of book to film adaptation. They are some of the best around. They are close to the books, they are visually stunning, the effects are amazing. They are just all round brilliant.
The Fault In Our Stars
When I heard that this was being made into a film, I will admit that I was sceptical. At the time, I hadn’t read the book, but I knew what it was about and I didn’t know how it would work as a film. But since then I read the book and then watched the film and I thought that they did it brilliantly. Everything stuck to the way that it was in the book, but the film also did everything tastefully. A book like this could easily have become this dreadful film focused purely on the illness in it, but it managed to stay true to the book and focus on the story, and the love. I cried nearly as much at the film as I did when reading the book.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
This is just one of those books that you can’t help but smile at. I read the whole trilogy last year and completely fell in love with it. a few months after I read it the film came out and I fell in love with that as well. it is such a good adaptation. While they changed some details here and there for the most part they stayed very true to the source material. It was just as sweet and funny and frankly adorable as the book.
The Kissing Booth
This one is kind of similar to the DUFF in the sense that although following the same basic story, the book and the film are very different. In fact, the film is actually better than the book. although don’t get me wrong, the book is good, the film is just better. The film holds all of the best parts of the book but cuts out the boring bits. The film is funnier and sweeter and much more realistic. There is a reason why this film was literally everywhere last summer!
And there we have it. those are, in my opinion, some of the best YA book to movie adaptations. Obviously I haven’t seen and read every adaptation around, so this list is always growing. This means that if you enjoyed it I am happy to do this again in the future. what is your favourite book to movie adaptation? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post ad I will see you all again very soon