2014 FILM ADAPTATIONS

By Stephanie

The timeless debate: book or film? Whether you’re a bookie (can I get a whoop whoop?) or a film guru, here’s a list of books whose counterparts will be available for viewing in your theater this year:

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Movie release date: January 31
Cast: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin
About: “The unforgettable story of a mother and son forever changed during a long summer weekend when a mysterious man comes into their lives.”
Find it in our collection HERE

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Movie release date: February 7
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Sarah Hyland
About: “St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden     place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .”
Find it in our collection HERE

Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
Movie release date: February 14
Cast: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe
About: “Mark Helprin’s masterpiece will transport you to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented snows. One winter night, Peter Lake – master mechanic and second-storey man – attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.”
Find it in our collection HERE

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Movie release date: March 21
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
About: “In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.”
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Movie release date: June 6
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
About: “Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.”
Find it in our collection HERE


The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
The Hundred-Foot Journey
by Richard C. Morais
Movie release date: August 8
Cast: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal
About: “The boisterous Haji family takes Lumière by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais—that of the famous chef Madame Mallory—and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures.”
Find it in our collection HERE

The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Movie release date: August 15
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift
About: “Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.”
Find it in our collection HERE


This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
This Is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper
Movie release date: September 12
Cast: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver
About: “The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman clan has congregated in years. There is, however, one conspicuous absence: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose affair with his radio- shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Simultaneously mourning the demise of his father and his marriage, Judd joins his dysfunctional family as they reluctantly sit shiva-and spend seven days and nights under the same roof. The week quickly spins out of control as longstanding grudges resurface, secrets are revealed and old passions are reawakened. Then Jen delivers the clincher: she’s pregnant.”
Find it in our collection HERE


The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Maze Runner
by James Dashner
Movie release date: September 19
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario
About: “When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. . . . Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. . . . Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive. . . . Everything is going to change. . . . Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. . . . Remember. Survive. Run.”
Find it in our collection HERE

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn
Movie release date: October 3
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike
About: “On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?”
Find it in our collection HERE


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst
Movie release date: October 10
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Steve Carell, Bella Thorne
About: “Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair. . . . And it got worse. . . . His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!”
Find it in our collection HERE


Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
(Part 1) by Suzanne Collins
Movie release date: November 21
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
About: “Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding. . . . District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Though she’s long been a part of the revolution, Katniss hasn’t known it. Now it seems that everyone has had a hand in the carefully laid plans but her. . . . The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay – no matter what the cost.”
Find it in our collection HERE

What do you guys think? Are you a bookie or a film guru? Which film adaptation are you most excited to see hit the big screen?

* All “About” quotes come directly to you from Amazon.

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