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Book to Film: The Fault in Our Stars

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John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars has become massively popular among readers that it is no surprise it was turned into a movie. Before you read my review of the movie, be sure to read up on my review of the novel.

I believe the movie stayed very true to the book. It captured the initial emotions I had while reading the book. Even when I knew where the ending would lead, I couldn’t help but still tear up. The actors, especially Ansel Elgort who played August, played the characters with honestly and tapped into their vulnerability perfectly. As a fan of the book, I am super happy that a lot of the major scenes were transferred over and translated well onto the big screen. Continue reading

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Book to Film: The Giver

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When I heard The Giver was being made into a movie, I was super excited. It was one of those books that was a part of my childhood and helped shape the type of reader I am today. The novel has been banned in several parts of the world. I felt lucky enough that my grade 6 teacher believed in his students to be able to handle the mature themes and reflect on its message. Continue reading

Book to Film

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Books have been adapted into movies. In recent years, it has become a popular practice to transport words from pages and human imagination onto the silver screen.

As a book lover, it can be an exciting and terrifying experience. Movies can reaffirm your love for a book or destroy its magic.

An unspoken rule among most book lovers is read the book first, and then go see the movie.

In a feature I call “Book to Film,” I will be examining how movies compare and contrast to their respective books.