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Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows
Yes, there are movies. I watched the movies before I ever read the books. After having read the books, and then going back to watch the movies again, I was blown away by how much things of significance were left out. I know it’s for the sake of time, but still.
It would be awesome to have an animated TV mini series that covers the breadth of the book. I love the movies, and re-watch them when I feel the need for some magic, but I would also love to see the books fully revealed in film form.
If you want my take on the books, you can read the reviews here:
HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone | HP and the Chamber of Secrets | HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban | HP and the Goblet of Fire | HP and the Order of the Phoenix | HP and the Half-Blood Prince | HP and the Deathly Hallows
Looking for Alaska
This one would make a magnificent movie – and I feel that the book could be captured very well. In the style of Dead Poet’s Society, it would be an excellent movie. I think the hard part would be selecting the cast of characters.
School of Adventurers
I read this in April and reviewed it in May. I loved it, and the division of the school’s programs and the professors reminded me of Harry Potter, and the antics of the students (especially the Killing Game) reminded me of Looking for Alaska.
The Lockwood Legacy
Oh, yes! Yes, yes, yes! The Lockwood Legacy *needs* to be a series of films. There is such significance to these stories, and they could be done so well.
You can read my reviews in the series below:
This book is craaaaaazy! It would make a terrific summer blockbuster. Australia. Italy. The Greek Islands. A treasure hunt a-la National Treasure. Death and danger. A madman. Lets get production started! You can read my review here.
This is an a humorous book. I loved it. I think it would make a great animated film. Perfect summer blockbuster. Each book could be its own film. You can read my review here.
Ginnie West Adventures
Ginnie West is a bit of a hellion of a daughter, but she grows on you. There is a wide range of characters, which would make for a great TV show, not to mention all of the antics the kids – and adults! – get into.
You can read my reviews of the series below:
The Maisy Files
This would be another great TV show. Maisy reminds me a lot of Harriet the Spy, and given the nature of her investigations and the mysterious things that happen, it could make a great show. You can read my review of Maisy and the Missing Mice here.
The Seven Steps to Closure
This one is just a pleasure movie. A chick flick. But it could be great, and it would be a great spring/summer release. Tara’s life is not in the uphill, and her friends rally around her to take charge. You can read my review here.
Broken Branch Falls
This was such a good read, and it has a big lesson about accepting people and standing up for what is right. Overthrowing false figures of authority…you know, the ones who abuse their power. It is a great story for kids in today’s world. You can read my review here.