18 Jun

YA Cafe: Book to Movie

Posted in Literature, Reading, Teen Lit, YA Cafe

Welcome Back to YA Cafe, where book lovers can gather and chat about teen literature. I’m your barista, along with Ghenet from All About Them Words.

Each Friday we pick from a menu of topics and share our thoughts on our respective blogs. We’ve also got plans brewing for interviews, events and even some exciting giveaways, so stay tuned! Join the discussion by responding in the comments, on your own blogs or on twitter using the hash tag #yacafe.

Today’s Special: What YA book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?

‘Tis the season for books turning into movies.  Between the last installment of the Harry Potter series out this summer and the Hunger Games movie (yeeey!) out next spring, there’s a lot to look forward to in YA books going to movies.  But there’s one book I’m dying to see as a movie and I’m not sure if it’s ever going to happen.  This book is: The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor.

I let my fingers do the walking and did a little searching on Google, only to find that there appear to be hints that this movie is in store, but because of the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland movie released in 2010, it appears that LGW is in wait-and-see mode.  There was mention on the Google that one of the producers of The Dark Knight had signed on for LGW, which would be awesome.  This book is such a dark twist on the Alice in Wonderland story that the movie would need to be equally so.

The reason this book would translate so well into a movie is because it’s so visual.  The color plates in the book with illustrations of the characters give us just a taste of the incredible visuals that this story has in store.  But this book isn’t just about cool imagery, there is also action and a hint of romance that would allow it to appeal to both guys and girls.  The strong female lead–Alyss–definitely appeals to the female audience, but the action and intense fight scenes would also keep male viewers engaged.  Think Alice-in-Wonderland-meets-Star-Wars, what’s not to love?

If this movie were out right now, I would see it in a heartbeat.

What about you?  What YA book are you dying to see made into a movie?

Fellow barista, Ghenet shares her book-to-movie picks on her blog: All About Them Words.  Check it out, then tell us what you think!


Comments on this post

  1. Madeleine says:

    I’ve not read The Looking Glass Wars, myself.
    I adored Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking Trilogy (The Knife of Never Letting Go; The Ask and The Answer & Monsters of Men) and also Frank Cotterill Boyce’s Cosmic. All fabulous books that would make great films. :O)

    1. Ghenet Myrthil says:

      I haven’t read this one yet but it sounds like I need to. It sounds awesome!

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