Once Upon A GIF – Book-to-Film Adaptations I Want to See


Not every book lives up to our expectations. Sometimes, they just aren’t our cup of tea. But when a book is adapted into a movie, you just HAVE to see it. Right?

Yeah, I feel the same way Mad Hatter.


I loved the book, and I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the movie. Though I’m not a big fan of half the actors.

The Maze Runner 

I haven’t read the book, but it sounds awesome. And the trailer is awesome. And I can’t wait… Awesome.

City of Bones 

Well, I’ve been hearing a lot of not-so-great things about the movie but you never know. Fantasy is always my thing.

The Giver 

I just finished reading the book for school, and although the beginning was sort of slow, the ending was pretty good. But I’m kind of wary because Jonas is suppose to be 12, but in the movie he’s 16.

The Book Thief 

I have yet to read this book, but I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about it and can’t wait to check it out.

I really want to read all those books before watching the movies, so just in case the movie ends up horrible, I won’t put off reading the books because of the said horrible movies.

Here’s to hoping that all of the above will be just as good as the books. And not rip-offs. And, yeah.

What book into movies are you excited for? (Or in another words – what did I miss?)


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    Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books

    April 26, 2014

    I ALWAYS have to see adaptations… even if I didn’t like the book. I think half of what’s being made into movies shouldn’t be… but oh well. Things like ‘Fallen’ and ‘Hush, Hush’ just don’t need to be made yet they are..

    I just saw Divergent and it was great! I love the TMI books but the film just felt so childish!

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    April 26, 2014

    I usually just watch the movie cos no time to read the book

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    Claire @ Bitches With Books

    April 26, 2014

    Most of these films are OK, though I still think the HG are the best book to film adaptation I’ve seen in a while.

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    Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    April 26, 2014

    I haven’t read The Maze Runner, either, and I don’t think it’s my kind of book. However, I am definitely curious about the movie. I have seen The Mortal Instruments movie. It was okay. I really liked Jamie Campbell-Bower as Jace, but the ending of the movie didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

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    April 26, 2014

    I always felt like Divergent would make a better movie than book, and I think the film really brought the parts I found entertaining to life.

    I was not a fan of The Maze Runner, for many reasons, but it’s another book who’s movie might be better. I’m pretty interested in seeing how they move the maze around and how they create the things living within the walls!

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    Jon (Scott Reads It!)

    April 26, 2014

    I love The Giver, I’ve got my fingers crossed that the movie isn’t as horrible as the 1st trailer made it out to be. What was up with the alien spaceship?
    -Scott Reads It!

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      Brett Jonas (@BookSquirt)

      April 26, 2014

      I absolutely loved The Giver (possibly because I was ten-ish when I first read it and the fact that the MC had my same name as my last name was too cool lol) but I’m scared that they’ve ruined the movie. That trailer looks awful. :( There were so many things that were wrong with it!

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    Melissa (Books and Things)

    April 26, 2014

    Oh I do want to see all of them even if they end up not being as good as the book. On occasion, I have found the movie to be better (or at least parts) than the book. Not too often, but it happens. :)

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    Carol Riggs

    April 26, 2014

    Oh yes!!! You have to read MAZE RUNNER, because the Stuff In The Maze is really gripping…I’m curious to see how they translate that into the movie. And THE BOOK THIEF–so lyrical, and from the point of view of Death. I haven’t watched the movie, but I doubt the POV has the same effect. The DIVERGENT movie was a good adaptation. Soooo glad they left the fork scene out of the movie. Whew. ;o)

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    Jessie @ Jessie's Book Place

    April 26, 2014

    I wasn’t really a fan of Divergent, and I was a bit disappointed in the movie.

    I did like the Mortal Instruments movie though. I couldn’t get very far in the City of bones, Cassandra Clare’s writing style just isn’t for me.

    I agree about the Maze Runner it does look amazing, I’m going to have to read it now!

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    April 26, 2014

    I really liked Divergent, but City of Bones was just ok for me. Still, even when I know a movie adaptation is supposed to suck, I feel like I have to see it, because there’s a small chance I’ll be the only weirdo who thinks it’s good. :-) Looking forward to the Maze Runner!

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    Amber @bookishwonders

    April 27, 2014

    I really liked Divergent. I’m so excited for The Maze Runner because Dylan O’brien *drools*. I’m also EXTREMELY excited for The Fault In Our Stars. I loved the trailer and I feel like the cast is wonderful. Plus they used a lot of book quotes and John Green loves the movie :D

    Amber @ bookish wonders

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    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

    April 27, 2014

    I’m pretty big into books-from-movies myself, which is why I can tell you that The Mortal Instruments is one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life. If you’re like me, that won’t make a dent (b/c we NEED to know for ourselves, dang-it!), but I couldn’t in good conscience let it pass w/o at least trying, LOL. Great post ;)