I usually cringe when I see movies made of books I love, but there are a few that I wouldn't mind seeing on the big screen.
I'd still go all hipster on them when they came out with my endless proclamations of having read the book already, but here are my
Top Ten Books I'd Like To See Made Into A Movie
1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
The Tim Burton-ness of this book is just screaming to be made into a movie, but the photographs included in the book are so strong that it could diminish the work if they weren't replicated well enough.
The Jack the Ripper plot would be great onscreen and the movie would probably do well because as the book itself addresses, people are obsessed with the sensation that is Jack the Ripper.
3. Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, by Judy Blume
It's my favorite Blume book and I think she's a character with whom many young children with overactive imaginations can connect.
4. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
While I wasn't a huge fan of this book, I think it's got an extremely relevant topic (newsfeeds controlling us and choosing virtual over actual conversations) and would translate really well to the big screen.
6. 13 Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
This one is intense and the acting would have to be perfect to pull off. But I think it would be haunting to hear the casette tapes played.
7. Ender's Shadow, by Orson Scott Card
This one is tough. It is actually being made into a movie starring the boy from Hugo, but it'll be difficult to get everything in there, especially because Ender is pretty much a fetus for a good chunk of the book.
8. Fifteen, by Beverly Cleary
This story is atrocious, but a great historical look at how times have changed since this book was published. If this were made into a movie, with no changes, it would have a sort of Pleasantville vibe to it which would be interesting.
Even though I hated the rest of the series, this dystopian novel is great. While I love females as the leads in these type of books, the male lead in this one evens out the playing field a tiny bit (but not really, because Katniss would destroy him in 5 seconds) and there's a female that's with him on his journey.
10. How I Paid for College, by Marc Acito
This book is hilarious and speaks well to those high school students about to (maybe) leave home for college and deal with adult burdens like money. It would be a good summer flick to help them take their minds off of the stress for just a moment.
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