5 Books You Should Read Before They Hit the Big Screen
It's a great time for fangirls everywhere when your favorite books get picked up for movie adaptations. From kilig-inducing YA novels like Everything, Everything to well-known classics like Murder on the Orient Express, here are five books you need to read before they come to life later this year!
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This cute and heartwarming movie stars Amandla Stenberg (Rue from The Hunger Games) and Nick Robinson (Ben Parish from The 5th Wave). Due to an immunodeficiency illness, which renders her allergic to, well, everything, 18-year-old Madeline Whittier has lived her whole life in her bedroom with only her mom and nurse to keep her company. She wishes to experience the outside world and to have an ordinary, teenage life. When a boy named Olly moves next door, she finds herself finally falling in love—and finally actually living for once. But when her control-freak mom threatens to separate her from Olly, Maddy must decide whether breaking free of the four walls of her home is enough to risk for everything.
- Valerian & Laureline by Pierre Christin
This graphic novel by French artist Pierre Christin has received widespread acclaim for its visual art, concept, and storyline. Translated into over 10 different languages, the story follows space agent partners Valerian and Laureline in a series of humorous adventures as they attempt to save the universe using intergalactic technology and time travel. With fan-favorites Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne playing the titular characters, this space blockbuster will surely be out-of-this-world.
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Based on the wildly popular novel, Wonder stars Jacob Tremblay as August "Auggie" Pullman, a 10-year-old boy born with several rare facial deformities. After being homeschooled for the longest time, his parents decide to enroll him into private school. Although Auggie makes friends, he is still bullied and unaccepted by several of his classmates. As the story progresses, one can't help but feel inspired while following Auggie's journey as he deals with growing pains, judgmental treatment, and finally, acceptance of himself. Since the movie is directed by Stephen Chbosky (director and author of the heart-wrenching The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Wonder will surely be a tearjerker, so get your tissues ready.
- Maze Runner: The Death Cure by James Dashner
Our Teen Wolf-favorite Dylan O'Brien is back and better than ever in the third and final movie installment of the worldwide dystopian bestseller The Maze Runner series. The premise follows Thomas and the rest of the surviving Gladers as they attempt to find a cure for the deadly disease known as The Flare, subsequently facing off against the cruel scientist organization WCKD one last time. Friendships and loyalties will be tested in this ultimate battle for the truth and freedom the Gladers have dedicated their lives to uncovering.
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is known for Sherlock Holmes, then Dame Agatha Christie—one of the bestselling authors in the world—is known for Hercule Poirot. The story follows the Belgian detective on yet another thrilling adventure as he boards a train wherein a murder later occurs. Poirot must now use his wits to find out which passenger on the train car is the culprit before they reach their destination—or before another murder takes place. Kenneth Branagh both stars and directs this thrilling film, boasting an ensemble cast that features the likes of Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!