Book vs. Movie: The Sun is Also a Star

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

The Sun is Also a Star is a book to movie adaptation that could have been so much more. The novel is an incredible love story that focuses on destiny. However. the screenplay just seems to have strayed so far from the book that it is incredibly boring to watch. With an incredible cast and fantastic cinematography, this is a disappointing film. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Five Feet Apart

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

Five Feet Apart is a film I had been looking forward to since I really enjoyed reading the novel. The book is so heartwarming, and this translates to the screen pretty well. However, the film appears much more unrealistic and cringey than the novel, even though the plot is followed pretty closely. Both versions are enjoyable, but I found the novel better executed and more believable. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Book vs. Movie: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder is a one-of-a-kind book that deals with bullying in a way that is honest, raw, and eye-opening. I haven’t read many middle grade novels in quite a while, and I have to admit that this is the first one that brought big tears to my eyes. The writing is crisp and witty, and the multiple perspectives really help to give the reader a deep understanding of all the sides to the story. Amazingly, the movie is just as wonderful, and although it is a condensed version of the original, it maintains the original themes that Palacio has inspired her readers with. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Before I Fall

Book vs. Movie: Before I Fall

Comparing the book vs. movie for Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver is an easy task. The book is a powerful story that delves deep into how our actions affect the lives of others. The movie, Before I Fall is a brilliantly adapted film that is diverse and contains wonderful acting. If you have been following along with this feature for a while, you may have noticed a theme: most movie adaptations of books are usually not as good as the original text. I am thrilled to announce that the movie adaptation of Before I Fall does not fall into this trap. Continue reading

Bookish TV Shows: Books to TV

 

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

Bookish TV Shows

Books have been adapted quite often for film, but it seems that more than ever lately there are entire bookish TV shows and mini-series that are being developed around some of our much beloved books. While I have not had the pleasure of watching some of these or even reading their bookish inspirations, I am really excited about quite a few of these bookish TV shows! Continue reading