Book to Movie Review: The 5th Wave



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

I received an advanced screening pass to view this film on January 20th in Toronto from Sony Pictures Canada.


Book cover for The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Rick Yancey
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Cast:  Chloë Grace MoretzNick Robinson, Ron Livingston
Director: J. Blakeson
Screenplay:  Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner

Summary (from Goodreads): After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. Continue reading