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Anywho. I am willing to bet that the majority of you reading this have either seen the movie, read the book or both. But I had nothing to post so I thought I'd do this anyway. Surprisingly (or not at all depending how you look at it), I haven't really read that many books that have been made into movies. I generally just watch the movie, unless the book is something I'm interested in. Or, as you'll find out, I read the book if I really enjoyed the movie.
Divergent by Veronica Roth: I saw the movie first with this one, and I really really enjoyed it! So much so that I immediately read the books the following day. But, I think for me the movie was much better than the book. I felt like they were quite true to the first book and I don't think I got anything new from reading them. I still haven't seen any of the other movies though because I know how that series ends, and I want zero part in that thank you very much.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. This was another case of watching the movie before the book. I watched the movie several years ago and it broke. my. heart. I am so glad that I watched the movie first as in the book, I felt that I was completely disconnected from the characters that I didn't really care what happened. Although I did know what was going to happen so that could have played a part in it, but overall I think the movie did a better job at making me feel the feels.
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. I love love love the (not so mini) 1985 TV series with Megan Follows. Again, I watched it before reading the books but I loved it all the same. My issue with the books is that they're almost identical to the movies. honestly, the people who created the first series/movie/whatever you want to call it, was amazing because half the movie was literally word for word of the book. That's the main reason why I didn't thoroughly enjoy the book as well. It was too predictable and also I felt the writing just wasn't suited to my personal tastes. If you haven't seen this series yet, I highly HIGHLY recommend it! It may take a while to get through, but if you're determined you can smash it out in a day!
Where Rainbows End/Love Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. Hold on to your hats people, I actually read this book BEFORE watching the movie! Can you believe it?! I read this book back when it was still called Where Rainbows End. Way back in 2010 I believe. I wasn't a huge fan of the book. i thought it was quite boring and incredible drawn out. I especially didn't like (spoilers) the whole waiting until they were like 50 to finally realise they wanted to be together. It just seemed like a waste of time. The movie however, was so good! They some how salvaged anything decent from the book and turned it into something great.
Finally, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. I didn't hate this book (again, I read it several years after watching the movie) but I felt like I enjoyed the movie more. Now, the movie isn't one of my favourites by any means, but I wanted to make it to 5 on this list so I have included it. I found that in the book, my favourite characters from the movie (Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel) thoroughly annoyed me and my least two favourites from the movie (the other two) were so interesting. I enjoyed reading their story lines a lot as they were so interesting, but the movie I think was more entertaining for me overall.
What movie adaption do you think is better than the book??
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