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The Top Ten Books I Would Want Made Into Movies

  1. The Running Dream-This is a novel about a runner, Jessica, who loses her leg in a car accident. She learns to work through the pain and struggle to achieve her dream to run again. It could give Soul Surfer a run for its money as a movie.
  2. The Flavia de Luce Series-These compelling and witty mysteries follow eleven year old Flavia through the twists and turns of complicated schemes.
  3. The Penderwicks Series- These books embody the feeling of family and closeness for me, and the first novel would be a great summer blockbuster.
  4. Revolution is Not a Dinner Party- This book describes the later years of Chairman Mao’s power in the point of view of a young girl named Ling. As a movie it would bring up important Chinese history as well as being inspiring.
  5. Little Women and Me- This story is about a girl who gets sucked into the book Little Women and becomes a sister. I think this would be an interesting contrast between centuries.
  6. Anne Frank Remembered- This book shows the other side of the   Anne Frank’s story-the story of Miep Gies, the woman who helped them in hiding. This movie would show another side to the well known Holocaust books and movies.
  7. Magic in Manhattan Series- These flirty and fun books would make great chick flicks.
  8. Forgive My Fins- This great tale of a mermaid princess has an enthralling storyline as well as opportunities for awesome sets.
  9. Heist Society- A thrilling tale that would make a good action movie with an intriguing plot.
  10. Love Inc.- A lovely book with a fresh take on romance that would be refreshing for movie theaters everywhere.

Book Review: This Must Be Love

This hilarious and sweet novel is a modern twist on an old Shakespeare classic. It is told in all forms of communication, from notes to emails to diary entries. This way of telling a story is truly unique.Even if the story is basically the same, the author Tui T. Sutherland has developed the characters somewhat and made them seem more lifelike.

The plot is essentially Midsummer Night’s Dream, but with a few changes that make the book make sense in our modern eyes. Hermia and Helena are two juniors in high school who are opposites, yet the best of friends. Hermia is effervescent and loves to act. She is a very talented actress, but is short with curly brown hair, and is never granted the leading role by her typecasting drama teacher. This is always given to her graceful and poetic friend, Helena. But Helena knows that Hermia deserves the parts much more, and the girls remain inseparable. They both try out for Romeo and Juliet, but the drama director posts an unexpected cast list, and neither gets in due to special… criteria. Both girls feel that they are in love, although they fear it is unrequited. But in one whirlwind midsummer night, everything gets mixed up and changes. I would definitly recommend this book for people interested in humor, Shakespeare, and of course love!