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YA Book to Movie Adaptation Reviews: Part 1

Hi everyone! Now that Mockingjay has released, I thought that it'd be fun to do a compilation of mini reviews for all the YA book to movie adaptations that released this year. I figured it'd work best to divide it into two parts, so here's the first half:

fault-in-our-stars-movie-poster-fullI absolutely loved this one and it's definitely one of my favorite movies of the entire year! Both actors were incredible (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) and TFioS tugged at my heartstrings as 
much, if not more, than the novel did. The way each character's emotions were depicted was amazing, too. If you haven't seen this, you definitely should!

The_Giver_posterI enjoyed this one, but not quite as much as I hoped to. I haven't read the book, so I'm not sure how well this translates as an adaptation, but it seemed somewhat predictable to me and I wasn't a fan of the romance (although I heard that doesn't exist in the novel). However, I especially liked the way the black-and-white and color film were used to further the story.

Vampire Academy I've seen countless negative reviews for this one, and although it isn't necessarily a great adaptation, as a movie- it's good! There's several hilarious scenes throughout and it has a more lighthearted feel to it than the books. I saw it with a group of friends who haven't read the books, and they seemed to like it more than most people who have read the series. I think if you go in not having many expectation, you'll enjoy it! Yes, it has cheesy effects and some strange lines, but it's still fun to watch.





Have you seen any of these? If so, what were your thoughts? :)


10 comments:

  1. For some reason I can't see the last two pictures so I'm not sure which books/movies they are but I have read Fault In Our Stars and loved it ad own the movie but have yet to watch it. I keep meaning to and then forget about it. I should make it a priority over the holiday break.

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! It should hopefully be fixed now. The two movies are The Giver and Vampire Academy.

      I hope you do get the chance to watch TFioS and enjoy it! :)

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    2. The Giver image isn't showing at all for me. :(
      But I'm glad your clarified this, so I know what it is! I haven't seen any of them, or read any of them, yet.

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    3. Thanks for letting me know! I'm not the best with formatting :/ Fingers crossed that it's actually fixed now :)

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  2. I like TFIOS the movie more then the book. That is not the norm for me. I have not read The Giver yet. I will not see a movie unless I have read the book. I liked the VA book better then the movie. I liked the movie enough that I wish they would make more in the series.

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    1. I liked the TFIOS movie more, too! I definitely plan to read The Giver eventually :)

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  3. LOVED TFioS! Totally agree that the two main actors done a wonderful job, and I think I may have cried more during the movie that when I read the book. I enjoyed the VA movie but it wasn't the best adaptation that I've seen, it could have been so much better, and i just really didn't like the actor for Dimitri, he just wasn't as hot as I had pictured when read the series.

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    1. I wasn't a fan of the actor for Dimitri either, but I loved the actor who played Christian ;)

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  4. I still haven't seen TFiOS movie! I heard it was really good and after having read the book last summer, I could recognize direct lines in the trailer from the book! I thought the VA movie was quite witty and hilarious in that it didn't take itself too seriously. It was fun and entertaining. I liked it too! Awesome reviews, Montana <33

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    1. You should definitely watch TFiOS. It's such a good movie! :) I'm glad you enjoyed VA, too. Thank you!

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