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Summer Reading List: Read It Before You See It!

posted Apr 30, 2014, 6:17 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 1, 2014, 8:24 AM by Unknown user ]
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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars will be coming to theaters on Friday, June 6, 2014. The New York Times best-selling novel by John Green was published in 2012 and is still very popular today. This will be the first of John Green’s novels to come to the big screen.

Shailene Woodley will be playing Hazel Grace Lancaster, a terminal cancer stricken teenager who falls for Augustus Waters, played by Ansel Elgort. The two meet in a support group for the terminally ill, though Augustus already overcame the cancer that took his leg.

Green’s amazing story-telling skills pull you in and make readers feel attached to the characters as if they were, true friends. This tragic love story may easily bring you to tears, so be sure to have those tissues with you in the theater.

John Boone has a lot to live up to in directing this beautifully written book on the big screen. Be sure to read it before June 6 to get the full effect of the novel!

The Giver

On Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, Lois Lowry’s 1994 Newbery Medal winning novel The Giver, often considered one of the most influential books of our time, will finally be brought to theaters ten years after its publishing. The Giver is the first in a series of four books.

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Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites, was a normal 16-year-old boy living in a seemingly perfect world that lacks any pain, war, or prejudice until he is chosen to be the “Receiver of Memories”. Then he finally begins to uncover the dark past that has been successfully hidden from his eyes until this moment.

Add this short novel to your summer reading list before it comes to theaters later this summer!

If I Stay

Gayle Forman’s 2009 young adult novel will be in theaters on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Though not award-winning, If I Stay has a 4.5 star rating and is known to be a very beautiful and deep piece of literature.

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Mia Hall, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, has a serious decision to make while having a sort of out-of-body experience after being in a car accident that killed her mother, father, and possibly her little brother Teddy while putting her in a coma.

While she has to decide to come out of her coma and live as an orphan or leave behind family, friends, and her musical opportunities, Mia is taken back to memories of the people she has lost and the people that she could lose if she chooses not to stay.

Before the movie comes out this fall, read If I Stay and it’s 2011 sequel Where She Went for the full tragic story and its details.

These are just some of the novels that will soon be in the cinemas, so be sure to hit the books this summer!