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Books Becoming Movies

Let me tell you, I love when books are made into movies. I love seeing all the color and movement that I don’t get when I read (I think I’ve mentioned before that I am not very good at visualizing things when I read). I love sitting in a theater and knowing that everyone around me is as much in love with the story as I am (it’s really validating, to know that I am not as whacky as I feel!).


I don’t understand the craze of turning every YA book into a movie these days.* When I went to see “Catching Fire” there was  a preview for “Divergent” (one that I have not read) and it looks fantastic. One of my movie-going companions said “We have to read that and then go to it!” And I agreed. I want to read a book before I see its movie. Still, this got me thinking about all the books that have been made into movies. Here are some of the ones that pop immediately to my mind:

-The Outsiders

-Harry Potter

-The Hunger Games



-Lord of the Rings

-The Great Gatsby

-various novels by Jane Austen

Why is it that we have such a strong desire to take the written word and make it into a picture? Is it because, like me, many people cannot visualize the story and so, unlike me, do not read? Or is it because we have become addicted to the screen (whether it is a phone, computer, TV or any other screen you can think of)?

On another, perhaps more interesting note, why are so many YA books becoming movies these days? I don’t have the answer, I just have the question. If you have any insights, feel free to share!

Take care, fellow travelers.

*Okay, I know it’s not EVERY book, but it sure as heck feels like it.

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