To the people who spend their lives with their nose in a book and submerge themselves into different worlds time after time, the question may be somewhat of an insult; what is your favorite book that was turned into a movie? For some, watching the book come to life on a screen will never match the excitement of reading the book for yourself, rendering the question irrelevant and absurd. But in some very rare cases, the movie producers did a great job with following the plot of the book and not adding in extra or unnecessary events in the story.
To Junior Ivrae Huston, the best book that has been turned into a movie is called “Flipped” by Wendelin Van Draanen.
The story is about a stand-alone teen romance in a he-said she-said style with the two protagonists alternately presenting their perspective on a shared set of events. The book was later turned into a movie and released in 2010.
“It follows the plot exactly and they somehow managed to take a 200 paged book and turning it into almost a 2-hour movie without adding in any extra unnecessary things to the plot,” Huston said.
Huston said that she favored the movie over the book.
“They did an excellent job of taking the story and making it come to life and letting you see everything you saw in your head before your eyes.”
If you’re looking for a good read and a non-disappointing representation of that story through the excitement of cinema, try looking into Flipped and maybe, just maybe, we can put the rumor to rest that movies are never as good as the books.