Left and right, we see that tons of films based on movies are being made and it’s entertaining to see two versions of one story. However, not all great books are making it to the big screen, so here are the top 5 that should be adapted.
1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
This book was insane and the end left me saying “woah” that I had to go back and reread about three times. Seeing Candace’s world after the summer she can’t remember anything and all the plot twists will definitely provide a suspenseful couple hours. It will also just be visually cool to see the island and all the characters in real life, plus the intensity from that one scene that changes everything. Last I heard was that this film was in the works, so fingers crossed that it’s true.
2. Legend by Marie Lu
Yes, another dystopian, however, this one comes with a twist. First the main character June is a prodigy that comes from a wealthy family and has all the skills anyone could wish for and Day is a kid who has all the abilities as well, but grew up completely opposite from June. It’s set in Los Angeles and you don’t even know who the real enemy is until the end of the second book and there’s a whole bunch of sides and plenty of plot twists. Plus, there’s tons of diversity, so it will be cool to see that on-screen. The rights for the film were also purchased before, so let’s hope it gets put into motion.
3. Any Sarah Dessen Book
I know there’s already a movie combining two of her books, but come on! She has plenty others that will be a great summer film. I love that her characters are always real in the way that they fight with their feelings and don’t automatically do the right thing and it’s not always ending up with the right person. Her books deal with family and real issues, so I think it would be so interesting to see it come to life.
4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Ah, I read this book, the sequel, and the novella in just one day, no pun intended. It’s an adventure in Paris with love and serious altercations that separate two people. It takes Where’s Waldo to a global scale and every time you think you get to a solution, it’s just another road block. It’s not a suspense story but more on the drama side.
5. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
This book has also been in talks of a stage production and a film so I’m glad and I hope it happens soon. What’s better than actually watching and being able to hear music which is a big part of the story. I love music and a story that music provides an escape is amazing and once again, it’s not a story where the girl is saved by a guy, but music is the thing that gives her hope. I definitely need this to come alive.
Honorable Mention: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
One, this story is definitely adorable because it’s about love that is meant to be. Two, it’s all about traveling, so it will give the viewer a serious case of wanderlust. It’s a tender story about family, distance, and finding out what’s important. I still say my big selling point is seeing all the great sceneries from Europe to the U.S. on the screen.
Do you agree with my pickings? What books do you hope to see on the screen one day? Let me know!