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Top Ten Books You’d Like To See Made Into A Movie (in no particular order):
10) A Great and Terrible Beauty/Rebel Angels/The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
Hands down, I love this series — the sweeping romantic landscapes, the rich historical notes, the mesmerizing characters… Ahh. A few years back I heard through the internet grapevine that they were considering making A Great and Terrible Beauty into a film and I was really excited. Of course, I’d be nervous with the casting and directorial choices (in my opinion, no one can act like Ann more than I can, even if I’m not an actress) but I would still love a movie adaption. Please and thank you!
9) The Giver by Lois Lowry
This novel was a thrill to read when I was in elementary school and I’ve always wanted to see the world Jonas lived in. His introduction to the past world was remarkable and I would love to see his viewpoint go from black and white to colour as the story continues.
8) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I recently heard that they are making this novel into a movie, and you cannot imagine how happy I am about that. However, I also learned that Lily Collins is rumoured to be cast as Cary, and I cannot begin to describe my disappointment with this casting. And apparently the young man from Sweeney Todd is playing Jace, which again I’m not too ecstatic about. I still love this series and would love more than anything to see a movie come from it, so fingers crossed it goes well!
7) Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
This novel was amazing when I first read it and I still enjoy it to this day. I always had fun picturing Zane and Danica in my head. And I absolutely loved the shapeshifting aspect of it too — from humans to birds and snakes — and I think it would be cool to see it all happen onscreen. Plus, who wouldn’t want to see Zane in real life?
6) The Host by Stephanie Meyer
I realize this novel is written by Stephanie Meyer and after the atrocity that became of the Twilight films (sorry Stewart), and you’d be hard put to find someone who would be interested in another book-to-movie adaption of another one of her novels. But this was a fantastic novel, seriously. I loved the perspective, the intriguing storyline, the science fiction and the romance. It took a long time to read, but it was so worth it. Maybe one day a movie adaption will come out of it.
5) Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
I know this film was already made but it was entirely unacceptable for me. Therefore, I’m demanding a re-do. The story was changed so much that it lost all its magic for me. Ugh. REMAKE IT!
4) Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Nancy Werlin’s beautiful novel was actually a source of inspiration for me because it gave me the idea to use a favourite song and create a story around it. The fact that this story has a mythical element to it is something I would love to see on screen. But the movie would have to follow the book to a T, but still have those unique additions by the director to make it stand a bar above the book.
3) The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
This is one of my favourite dystopian novels and I loved reading it in grade 12. And it’s only fitting that, since dystopia is all the rage right now, they should probably make this novel into a movie. It’s got a great plot and really makes one think, which is a perfect combination for an interesting movie.
2) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Again, this novel is the epitome of dystopia. All other novels like it today (such as The Hunger Games) are all compared to this classic novel. So, like I previously mentioned, why don’t they make this into a big movie? Not like the TV movie they did years ago… something I bit nicer please.
1) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This was one terrifying novel and the warped point of view made it even more haunting. I would kill (no pun intended) to see a movie version of Death’s perspective on the Holocaust — I would especially love to see who plays Rudy, seeing as he’s my favourite character in the novel!