2020 YA Book to Movie Adaptations to Read Now

2020 YA Book to Movie Adaptations to Read Now

Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.

2020 YA Book to Movie Adaptations

Are you ready for all of the 2020 YA book to movie adaptations that are releasing? While we all know that the book is usually better than the book, there is a lot to look forward to. Many of the YA book to movie adaptations are coming to streaming services in 2020 and it will make watching all of these upcoming films that much easier. Here is a list of the 2020 YA book to movie adaptations that you should add to your TBR. Continue reading

2019 YA Book to Movie Adaptations

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2019 YA Book to Movie Adaptations

2019 YA book to movie adaptations seem to be popping up all over the place! Every time I turn around there is another book that has been optioned for a movie or series. This excites me so much because I am a sucker for these kinds of movies. I am always curious to find out if the movie is just as good as the book. Below are a few 2019 YA book to movie adaptations that I am looking forward to seeing on the screen this year. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

 

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I was very interested to see that the book The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes had become a Facebook Watch movie since the story is so complex. I loved the suspense in the book, and I must say that the show is equally entertaining, however the two are so different that they seem like separate stories. The show is still enjoyable, however I wouldn’t really recommend it to those who have read the book since watching the story become so different is frustrating. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Darkest Minds

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The Darkest Minds is the kind of book that I knew would make an incredible movie from page one, and I am happy to report that the film version lived up to my expectations. Both the book and the movie have their share of snappy dialogue and action-packed fight scenes, although the plot twists aren’t quite as shocking in the film. The adaptation is very close to the original, and I would definitely seeing it in theatres. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Every Day by David Levithan

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Book vs. Movie: Every Day by David LevithanTitle: Every Day (Every Day #1)
Author: David Levithan
Narrator: Alex McKenna
Publisher: Listening Library
Cast: Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Debby Ryan
Director: Michael Sucsy
Screenplay: Jesse Andrews
Publication Date: August 28, 2012

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate listeners as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.

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Book vs. Movie: Every Day

When I first learned that David Levithan’s book, Every Day, was going to be made into a movie, I was thrilled. The concept is so unique and the experiences that A, the main character, has waking up as someone new each and every day are eye-opening. The film, however, is quite disappointing and does not do the book justice.
 

Every Day Books Pull at Your Heartstrings

The novels Every Day and Another Day give the reader a glimpse of life from so many different perspectives. For unknown reasons, A wakes up each day as a new person. What is so enlightening is the fact that A learns from each host that he/she inhabits. A is never the same person twice and can take the form of any race, shape, disability, or sexuality. When A attempts to find some sort of constant in his/her life, he/she falls in love. It is through the love interest, Rhiannon, that A comes to the realization of what one will do in the name of love. This is not your typical love story, but it really pulls at your heart strings and makes the reader think.
 

The Every Day Movie Misses the Mark

The film version of Every Day seems to attempt to portray the story created by David Levithan, but it really misses the mark. The movie starts off telling about A’s life, but for those who had not read the book, I am not sure how much is understood up until the point that A confesses to Rhiannon his/her situation. It is hard to discuss too much without spoiling the plot, however, the concept that David Levithan created for A, becoming a different person each day is abandoned during this movie. It totally changes the whole game plan and just ruined the entire story. The acting is sub-par, although I did enjoy seeing such a large cast portraying one character.
 

Skip the Movie and Read the Books

If there was ever a time where I would advise one of my readers to skip a movie, this would be it. While I always anticipate that there will be changes in a book to movie adaptation, this one is too far from the original to really be enjoyable for fans of the books. Even if you have never read the Every Day series, this film is not worth the time or the money.
 

About David Levithan

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David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.