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Books on Screen

Each month, our Books on Screen feature spotlights movies, television shows, miniseries and specials that are based on books of various genres --- including novels, memoirs, comics, children's books, short stories and poetry --- along with the latest DVD releases.

September 2012

Stephen Chbosky brings his funny and touching coming-of-age story to life in the highly-anticipated The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which perfectly captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Originally told through letters, our protagonist Charlie recaps his freshman year of high school as he tries to escape his introverted world and the friends who helped him do it. The film, which stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope --- and the unforgettable friends who help us through life.
 

July 2012

Summer is well underway, and that means big blockbusters are battling it out for that top spot at the box office. When you aren't relaxing at the beach with a good book, check out these books-on-screen adaptations that are sure to entertain (or at least get you out of the hot sun for a few hours).

April 2012

The Lucky One, an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ 2008 novel, is now in theaters. This highly anticipated release, starring Zac Efron, follows U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault as he goes in search of a girl he doesn’t know, whose photograph he found during his tour of duty in Iraq. But when he finally finds Beth, he can't bring himself to reveal his secret. For those who can't get enough of the film, be sure to check out the movie tie-in edition of the book.

March 2012

After the worldwide phenomenon of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy, the first book in the series has finally made its big screen debut. In a bleak future, the United States has been reduced to a dictatorship with 12 districts. Every year, in order to prevent uprisings, the ruling Capitol forces one boy and one girl from each district to fight each other to the death in a nationally televised arena --- and only one will survive.

January 2012

After a suspenseful hiatus, "Pretty Little Liars" finally continues its second season. A month ago, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer were arrested. Now, tensions between them are running higher than ever. No longer inseparable best friends, they are at each other's throats, and they have cut Emily off completely. Meanwhile, "A" remains unidentified. Has she finally won her cruel game?

December 2011

Two exciting tales of adventure ring in the festive season. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is the long-awaited follow-up to the first Sherlock Holmes movie, released in 2009. This time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary spy and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, investigate the case of a murdered Austrian prince, and are drawn into Europe’s vast criminal underworld.

November 2011

On November 18th, the long-awaited next installment of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga will be in theaters. Although BREAKING DAWN concludes the book series, all you “Twihards” out there know that this final novel will be split into two different films. In Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Bella Swan and Edward Cullen are finally married. But during their honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro, Bella becomes pregnant and her life is suddenly thrown into terrible danger.