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6 Book to film adaptations that will steal your heart

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If you find a book leaves you wanting more or you just can’t get enough of the story, then you probably love a good book-to-film adaptation.

From devoted bookworms to avid cinema goers, these heart-warming narratives often have the perfect combination of romance, comedy and thought-provoking messages that are only boosted by their presence on the big screen!

To celebrate the release of Every Day, in cinemas now, we’re taking a look at why these novels do so well on the screen… 

1. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

When two teens meet at a cancer support group, it’s clear they share the same quick-wit and contempt for the conventional. They quickly discover a love that takes them on a journey, both emotionally and physically, via a trip to Amsterdam to meet a beloved author. Based on John Green’s sixth novel of the same name published in 2012, the mix of comedy with raw emotion comes alive on the silver screen as you join the couple on the ups and downs of the relationship. Somehow, seeing their rollercoaster in the cinema only added another layer of depth to the acclaimed novel. 

2. Me Before You (2016)

When a girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of, neither of them are aware of how they are going to change each other’s lives forever. Adapted for the cinema from the 2012 romantic novel by Jojo Moyes, this heart-breaking story is sure to bring a tear to your eye as you embark on an emotional journey with the couple…

3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

This moving story sees 15-year-old Charlie, a sweet and distant outsider, coping with first love, the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. 1999 saw the release of Stephen Chbosky’s coming of age novel, with its translation onto the big screen in 2012 ensuring all emotion is kept intact as it tackles the whirlwind of growing up…

4. The Notebook (2004)

When Noah, a poor but passionate young man falls for Allie, a rich young woman, their feelings begin to blossom before being separated due to their social differences. Noah writes 365 letters to Allie, only for her not to receive them due to her disapproving mother. Three years later, an unlikely coincidence brings them together and their love story can really begin. From the pages of a 1996 book to the big screen in 2004, this uplifting tale of true love despite limitations will warm your heart. 

5. Paper Towns (2015)

After an all-night adventure, Quentin's life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a life-time. Adapted from the 2008 bestselling novel by John Green, written prior to The Fault in our Stars, the search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Prepare to grow with these teens as their experiences are catapulted onto the silver screen. 

6. Every Day (2018)

Based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller published in 2012, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon, a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. Telling the tale of love and acceptance, this novel explodes with emotion on the big screen… 

Every Day is in cinemas now.

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