Top two book to movie adaptations (2014)


Official movie poster for The Fault In Our Stars. The film was released on June 6th.

by Mia Ramdayal, Staff Writer

While you are scrolling through websites such as the Fandango or Ticket Master, you may come across many movies that’s descriptions say “based on the bestselling book by…. or adapted from the novel by…. .”

It’s no secret that during the 2014 year, many movies have been adapted from novels. These movies may have made us laugh, cry, or caught in suspense and leave us wanting to know more.

Many of these films adapted have been novels that are located on bestseller list and because they already receive much hype and producers want their films to receive a lot of publicity as well.

Just this summer, a tear–jerking film was adapted from the bestselling book, The Fault in our Stars. This is a bestselling novel written by John Green that portrays the reality of love, life, and death in an honest and truthful way.

This film has received very positive reviews from critiques and currently holds a 8.1/10 on IMBD, a popular rating website for movies.

Movie casting included Shailene Woodly, as Hazel Grace Lancaster, the main protagonist of the film and Ansel Elgort, as Augustus Waters, as the secondary protagonist.

“It’s a fresh, lively love story, brimming with humor and heartbreak, and lifted to the heights by Shailene Woodley, a sublime actress with a résumé that pretty much proves she’s incapable of making a false move on camera,” Peter Travers, a movie critique for the Rolling Stone Magazine said.

On September 19th, a movie adaptation of the book The Maze Runner was released in theaters. This suspenseful novel was written by James Dasher and was a novel placed on the Teen Bestsellers list. It has received mostly positive reviews from critiques and currently holds a 7.3/10 on IMBD.

Movie casting includes Dylan O’ Brian, as Thomas, the main protagonist of the story.

“Solid, well crafted and entertaining,” said Newsday Magazine .

In the 2014 year, many great book-movie adaptations have been produced. They have encouraged others to read these bestsellers and compare them to the film. What novels do you hope will transform into films during the upcoming 2015 year?