There are two things that I love in this world (okay, not only two but you get my point) Books and movies.
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Both help me to dream and reach feats I may never be able to reach. They help me to imagine and think of quite useful solutions to problems facing the people around me!
What then would be better than a work of art that is illustrated in two forms? Nothing!! In this detailed list, we are going to take a look at the:
TOP TEN BOOKS THAT WERE MADE INTO MOVIES!!
1. THE BEAST OF NO NATION:
- AUTHOR: UZODINMA IWEALA.
- BOOK RELEASE DATE: 2005
- PAGES: 142
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: 2015
If you need a movie that would draw tears from you, this should be the first on your list. The characters, the scenery and the overall attitude and vibe I was receiving was on a whole different level.
I cried and laughed through out the movie and considering the main theme and genre of the story, that was really spectacular.
The story takes form in an unnamed town where a civil war dispersed and ruined families. His mother together with two of his siblings were able to escape living young Agu, his father, brother, grandfather and other unfortunate people to fight for their land.
He escapes into the forest after his family is killed and there he is accepted into a group of guerilla soldiers, mostly young orphans trained to destroy and conquer to satisfy the wicked intentions of their war lord!
I loved the movie, period! It made me feel proud of myself and my people in a way I haven’t before.
I will gladly rate this movie a solid .
2. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS:
- AUTHOR: John Green
- BOOK RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2012
- PAGES: 313
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2014.
When I say I absolutely loved this movie I am not joking. I loved the message and subject it centred on and just like the book, the delivery was faultless!
Although I was completely heartbroken when Augustus died it was still enjoyable and worth a second and third watch! It made me cry and laugh as well.
One message I received loud and clear was to look beyond our trouble. This story helped me accept the things that came my way. It thought me how to forget about my petty issues and see the bigger picture in life. Just be content!
The movie and story follows the cancer afflicted lives of one Hazel and Augustus. On a mission to find the an isolated writer to find answers to their pressing questions, they form a very tight bond that is soon broken following the death of Augustus.
This wonderful work of art will receive a  from me!
3. THE HATE YOU GIVE:
- AUTHOR: Angie Thomas.
- BOOK RELEASE DATE: February 28, 2017.
- PAGES: 444
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: October 19, 2018.
Utterly outstanding! The movie had the right amount of everything in it. From romance to violence, very scene was well thought out and they all fit perfectly!
With the recent retaliation against police brutality this book and movie has inspiring capabilities that can help to channel all the pent up anger in towards the fight for our rights!
We are introduced to Star Carter and her family in a captivating manner. After the uncalled for shooting of her childhood bestfriend, she is torn between keeping her mouth shut and standing up against the injustices against her people
On one side she has her family name and image to protect but on the other she has a friend and brother’s name to fight for. During the aftermath of the incident, she realizes some hard truth and must come to terms with the fact that not everyone who fights fights for the truths!
This movie will receive a score of  for me.
4. HARRY POTTER:
- AUTHOR: J. K ROWLING
- BOOK RELEASE DATE: 26 June, 1997 till 21 July, 2007
- PAGES: Over 5000 pages altogether
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: 2001 to 2011.
I can’t even start to explain why I love Harry Potter so much! The post would be longer than necessary. If you are still interested, checkout this post I made on Why we love Harry Potter!
Harry Potter was great as a movie and as a story. After reading the first book when I was Ten years old, I instantly fell in love with the characters and the writing style.
I watched the movies soon after and the happiness I felt within was immeasurably!!
Being one of my favourite series, I will give this masterpiece an . I awarded it this score because I loved the book and the movie was really enjoyable.
The reason I placed it at number four is that the books above were much better in the movie format than H.P and because this is a movie list. (That is my opinion)
5. LITTLE WOMEN:
- AUTHOR: Louisa May Alcott.
- BOOK RELEASE DATE:1868
- PAGES: 756
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: This book has 12 screen adaptations! My favourite being 2018 and 1994.
Another great book and movie(s) to binge watch/read this month. I absolutely loved the characters and the plot. The best romantic comedy to watch this year or any year.
All who know me know that I love books and movies set in the much older times. I am very gothic so other gothic will love this classic as well!
Summary: Five little women lived in a new neighbourhood without their father. After losing all their money, he has to serve in the American Civil War as a chaplain. After a act of great kindness, the family makes friends with their rich neighbours.
Thos book deserves a nice, warm  rolled in honey🍯🍯🍯.
6. EVERYTHING EVERYTHING:
- AUTHOR: Nicola Yoon.
- BOOK RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2015
- PAGES: 310
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2017.
Nicola Yoon quickly became a favourite with her ground breaking Debut, Everything Everything. The title is short, catchy and interesting.
The best part is, the story lives up to the expectations of readers. A brilliantly written story by a brilliant author.
The plot centres around a young 18 year old teenage girl who is locked away from the great wonder that is the earth. Due to her supposed acquisition of the ‘Bubble baby disease’, her overprotective mother forbids her from going outside.
When a picture of her younger self in Maui resurfaces, she takes the risk to see beyond the view of her window and she soon finds out a dark secret which would change her life!
A great book and movie as such deserves a great score so here we go, .
7. DIVERGENT SERIES:
- AUTHOR: Veronica Roth
- BOOK RELEASE DATE: April, 26 2011.
- PAGES: over 1087
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: May 27, 2014.
Who doesn’t love the Divergent Series? This amazing piece of art was the well delivered and organised debut novel that kick started Veronica Roth’s writing career. The series is made up of three superb novels Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant which are all movies!
What sparked my love for this work was the remarkable on screen chemistry that existed between Tris and Four! Secondly, I just loved how strong and persistent Tris. She is definitely a force to be reckoned with!
This trilogy recounts the lives of Tris, a Divergent in a futuristic world divided into four factions: Dauntless, Amity, Erudite, Abnegation and Candor!
The citizens in this orderly world are categorized into these sections based on their human virtues. After passing a simulation test, she and the other Dauntless members are injected with a mind controlling serum but she is not affected by this controlling element. That is because she is Divergent!
This series deserves a  star rating!
8. TWILIGHT SAGA:
- AUTHOR: Stephanie Meyers
- BOOK RELEASE DATE: between 2005 and 2008
- PAGES: Over 900
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: From 2008 to 2012.
This is a wildly successful romantic drama by Stephanie Meyers. The books and movies are loved world wide because of the two alluring lead characters!
This series follows the lifes of one Bella and Edward. It all begins when Bella meets and quickly falls in love with the charming Edward Cullen, a daunting vampire who has lived for ages!
The books and movies were amazing and Cliché but in a good, likeable way. That is why it has so many fans world wide.
The movie has grossed an estimated 3.3 Billion dollars worldwide!
I love this series so much and for that reason, I will give it a  star rating! I love the characters and everything about it!
9. THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR:
- AUTHOR: Nicola Yoon.
- BOOK RELEASE DATE: November 2016.
- PAGES: 384
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: 2019
Congratulations Nicola! This is your second book on this list!
I loveeeed this book soo much! It was a great read and so easy to follow. I spent the whole night up just to finish this book and I don’t regret it!
I learnt soo many new things from super smart Natasha. This is Nicola’s second book and it performed tremendously well.
It informs readers of the struggles found Natasha had to go through just to end up being deported back to the home she barely remembered in Jamaica. After spending almost all her life in America without a valid Visa, one bad night runs her plans and dreams forever.
Not wanting to lose her home, she spend the whole day scouring the city just fo stay in the place she has grown to love. On the other hand, the poetic Daniel is on his way to an interview as part of the process to get into his parents dream school.
Destiny brings them together when Daniel saves Natasha in a near fatal accident!
I am going to give this book and movie a solid  star rating!
I loved the book but the movie didn’t really do it for me.
- AUTHOR: Anna Todd
- BOOK RELEASE DATE: October 21, 2014
- PAGES: 592
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: 2019
After is a beautifully written and produced movie based on the Wattpad Success Story, Anna Todd!
The book which was originally published on wattpad as a Harry Styles Fanfic has gone ahead to receive many great reviews. The movie grossed over 69.7 million dollars on Box office!
● ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES:
- AUTHOR: Jennifer Niven.
- BOOK RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2015.
- PAGES: 378
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: 2020.
Which of these movies have you watched or read? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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