10 Books That Should Be Turned Into Movies

Here's a list of some great books that would totally rock as film adaptations!
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Awesome books like Divergent, The Giver, Gone Girl, and The Fault in Our Stars have already been made into really great movies.  There are still so many more page-turners that deserve film adaptations, which is why we came up with a list of our own!

  1. Hush Hush, Becca Fitzpatrick


    This is a fantasy novel about an average, sixteen year old girl named Nora Grey. Living with her mother in the outskirts of Coldwater, Maine, Nora's ordinary life becomes action-packed when she meets a mysterious boy named Patch Cipriano. With its mix of romance, action, and fantasy, Hush Hush will definitely be an awesome movie to watch with your barkada!

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  2. Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell


     This relatable book is about the coming of age of twin fangirls, Cath and Wren. As Wren grew out of the Simon Snow fandom and as they enter college, Cath has to find a way to make it on her own. It will be interesting to see how this will be turned into a movie.

  3. Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater


    Told from the perspectives of Grace Brisbane and Sam Roth, Shiver is the first book of the trilogy the Wolves of Mercy Falls about a fearless girl and a boy living two lives: as a human and as a wolf. As they fall in love, Sam has to resist turning back into a wolf. This was definitely made to be seen on the big screen!

  4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs


    This beautiful novel is coupled with eerie B&W photographs. Jacob, who makes his way to Wales because of his late grandfather's command, finds himself in a dangerous and mysterious situation when he discovers Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. 

  5. Legend, Marie Lu
    June, the prodigy born in a wealthy district of the Republic, and Day, the criminal from the slums, come across each other when June's brother is murdered and June is tasked to find Day, the suspected murderer.  Some surprising plot twists, untold secrets, and unexpected turn of events are to be expected in this novel. Told alternately by June and Day, Legend as a movie would be undoubtedly exhilarating to watch!

  6. The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart


    A story of four gifted orphans, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, The Mysterious Benedict Society is the first book of an unconventional trilogy that will leave you intrigued and wanting more.  See how they solve mystifying puzzles, battle through dozens of trials, and save the world! Now wouldn't that make a good movie?

  7. The First Phone Call from Heaven, Mitch Albom


    ALL of Mitch Albom's books should be made into movies, don't you think? The First Phone Call from Heaven, his latest work, is a handsome novel about a miracle, faith, and redemption. People were getting quick phone calls from their loved ones in Heaven and that is a definite tearjerker in any flick.

  8. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstein


    Like a dream or a dark fairy tale, The Night Circus is a competition driven novel with a twist of romance set in a circus called Le Cirque des Reves (the Circus of Dreams) in London. Celia and Marco, both magicians, compete in a game where only one can win.  Little did they know that they’d fall completely in love with each other.  With the right special effects, this masterpiece would be a stunning film.

  9. Witch & Wizard, James Patterson and Gabriella Charbonnet


    Witch & Wizard is a dystopian novel of Whisty and Whit Allgood, siblings who are imprisoned, accused of being a witch and a wizard, and sentenced to death. With their magical powers, Whisty and Whit plan their mission to end the horrible regime.

  10. Thirteen Reasons Why,  Jay Asher


    Recorded on 13 cassette tapes, Hannah Baker gives thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life.  Clay Jensen finds out why he made the list and discovers pain and truth that changes his life.  This would make a suspense-filled movie, for sure!


What book would you like to see on the big screen? Leave us a comment or tweet us @candymagdotcom!









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This blog is dedicated to all teens out there struggling in determining what they really want in their life or if you simply want a glow up. And since were still facing a pandemic, I think this is also a season where everyone is re-thinking about their lives. So, I hope these advices might help you.

Tip #1. TAKE RISK - since most of you are still young, I advice you to take your biggest risk. Whether it may be taking the course you want, a skill you want to acquire or just simply taking the risk to throw away your emotional baggage from your childhood. While you're still young, you have very little to lose. You dont have that much commitments and responsibilities. Because the older you get, the more responsibilities and obligations came. So when they are still not piling up, take the risk! As for me, the biggest risk I took when I was still a teenager is to CUT OFF TOXIC FAMILY TIES.

I may sound rude here but, yeah. I decided to throw away my emotional baggage from my traumatic childhood and cut off some of my family ties and it is completely okay! You dont have to be bothered by whatever they will say. Because at your age, you are already investing on your growth as a person. If you really want to grow, THERE IS NO PERFECT TIME FOR YOU TO TAKE RISK BUT NOW. Because in taking risk you are actually giving yourself a reward of getting something amazing or beyond what you expect you can have. As they say, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. Keep in mind that the bigger the risk, the bigger possibility of FAILURE. But that is completely OKAY. Because just like what I said earlier, you are still young. You dont have so much to lose so, dont be afraid to take the risk and then fail. But after failing, learn from it and the more courage you have to take risk the greater the learning, reward or happiness. Ito na nga, how to take risk nga ba? And what are the risk that would actually help me to grow? #

2: VOICE LESSON - dont get me wrong, hindi ito vocalization para sa pagkanta. What I mean is, learn to listen to that VOICE INSIDE YOU. Listen to your heart, to your intuition and to your visions because it will be your GUIDE. Because I realize that as you go along your journey of your life and if you really want to be YOURSELF and be successful in achieving your goals, the only GUIDE that you should follow is your OWN VOICE.

It is okay to take and consider other people's advices but at the end of the day,you should never forget to listen to your own voice. Because that voice is what tells you what you truly want. How would you know that if it is your 'own' voice? Your own voice always comes from your HEART. The voice where YOU and GOD'S voice are one. Because I firmly believe that God knows your heart and that is where he reside. I like journaling because whenever I journal my thought every night and every morning, I feel a dual voice inside my head. Like, it contradicts what the other voice is telling. For example: If we have dreams or goals that puts us so much weight and pressure to the point that it makes you exhausted, STOP. Because it might be a dream or goal of someone else. I believe that your own dreams and goals may be frustrating most of the time, but that frustration has fueling feeling that will always tell you that 'This is the hard way to better so keep going'. Frustration in your own dreams will not make you feel exhausted because achieving a dream itself is a fulfilling feeling.

#3. TAKE ACTION - if you really want something to happen, take action. Dont just sit there and wait things to come your way. Make action or decisions that will take you to where you want to go in your life. Just like what I said in one of my novels that I am writing in wattpad, "There is no such thing as destiny or fate. Because YOU make your OWN life choices." For example, I cannot expect to be a published author if I dont write any novels right? The bottomline here is, if you are not moving forward you are actually moving backward. And it is a sad thing. Life is full of situations where you will be put in the line whether you take courage or just stay where you are. Because GROWING needs consistency in moving forward. So if you dont have to enough courage to take action, your life will always stay the same or worse you will continuously shrink down.

#4. EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS - this means stretching your comfort zone. I watched an anime entitled "Black Clover" there is a captain there where he always tell his subordinates to surpass their limits right, here right now. Going out of our comfort zones are surely scary and uncomfortable. But you have to accept the fact that you cannot stay on the coast forever. You have to change, because the only thing that is constant in this world is change right? Go out of your comfort zones because LIMITS are just in the MIND. There are disabled people who are successful in their own careers. Because the lesson here is, if you hold back there will be no growth. Because GROWTH blooms in DISCOMFORT.

Last, #5. INVEST IN YOURSELF - especially now that you are still young, you should focus on investing on yourself more. Time is your bestfriend at this point of your life. You have so much time to discover things about yourself. I never regret buying and reading books that I never knew will help me later on in dealing life's challenges. You can use that time to read books, gain wisdom, or pick a new skill, improve your talent and learn from your experiences. Keep learning outside your home or your school. Because the real battlefield is OUTSIDE. What you learn in school will only help you in your career but your wisdom and experiences will help you in life or as a person. People who doesnt embrace growth will never succeed in their life. (This is a reflection blog from my 21st birthday last week. I hope you can feature this on your page and I hope it can help others as well. )

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