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HomeFeaturedBook Adaptations – Read Them Before They Hit the Screen!

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HomeFeaturedBook Adaptations – Read Them Before They Hit the Screen!

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HomeFeaturedBook Adaptations – Read Them Before They Hit the Screen!

As we enter the 2nd half of the year (I can’t believe it either), a new wave of literary adaptations hits theatres and streaming platforms soon. From cherished classics to contemporary bestsellers, each adaptation brings its own interpretation.

Whether you’re curious about how your favourite scenes will be portrayed or eager to discover a new narrative through a different lens, I hope you find a book to screen adaptation to look forward to!

It Ends With Us – August 9th 2024

In Colleen Hoover’s gripping novel ‘It Ends With Us,’ Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that hasn’t stopped her from striving for a brighter future. When she meets the intense and captivating Ryle, it seems like she’s found her happy ending. But as their relationship deepens, Lily discovers that Ryle’s past traumas threaten their love. Torn between the past she can’t forget and a future she’s not sure she wants, Lily must make a heartbreaking decision that will change her life forever. A powerful exploration of love, courage, and the sacrifices we make for happiness, ‘It Ends With Us’ is a heart-wrenching story that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

Link to Catalogue record for It ends with us / Colleen Hoover.

The Wild Robot – 27th September 2024

Can a robot survive in the wilderness? A gloriously illustrated story from acclaimed author/illustrator, Peter Brown.
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is – but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realises that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island’s unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home until, one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator, Peter Brown, comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide. By turns funny, moving, surprising and dramatic, this is a novel that is as thought-provoking as it is enchanting.

Link to Catalogue record for The Wild Robot [electronic resource] / Peter Brown.

Conclave – 1st November 2024

The Pope is dead. Behind locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from around the world will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men, but they are men of the world, and they have rivals. And over the next seventy-two hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

Link to Catalogue record for Conclave / Robert Harris.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – November 27th 2024

Prepare to be spellbound by ‘Wicked’, Gregory Maguire’s captivating reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’. In this mesmerizing tale, the familiar land of Oz is turned upside down as we follow the life of Elphaba, the misunderstood Wicked Witch of the West. From her birth with emerald-green skin to her turbulent journey through love, politics, and identity, Elphaba’s story challenges our perceptions of good and evil, beauty and ugliness.

 

 

Link to Catalogue record for Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the west.

Uglies – End of 2024

In ‘Uglies’, Scott Westerfeld crafts a thrilling dystopian adventure set in a future where beauty is compulsory and conformity is key. Tally Youngblood can’t wait to turn sixteen and undergo the surgical procedure that will transform her from an “Ugly” into a stunning “Pretty,” living a life of glamour and endless parties. But when Tally meets Shay, another rebellious Ugly who challenges the society’s norms, she begins to question everything she’s been taught.

Link to Catalogue record for Uglies / Scott Westerfeld.