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Book Challenge Day 31- Book Turned Movie and Completely Desecrated:

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So it turns out that I actually couldn’t think of any for this (Twilight aside, but I didn’t think that really counted since the books weren’t spectacular literature to begin with). The primary reason for my lack of answer is that I haven’t seen most of the movies based on the books I’ve read. I’m always scared that they’ll ruin the book for me or that they’ll just be a huge disappointment. But, I’ve realized that I could be missing out on some great movies! Which leads me to my next project- watching these movies and reporting my findings back to you fine people.

First up? The Secret Life of Bees.


About Jaclyn

I’m a digital copywriter at an advertising agency- think Peggy from Mad Men but remove the print ads and add a website. Between my family, friends and job I hear a lot of interesting things. I’ve decided to share them and how they inspire me on this blog. There’s no theme or goal in mind and I promise I will not update with any kind of regularity. But hopefully whatever I do put up here will be entertaining, or entertaining enough to add to the “procrastinating at work by checking every mediocre website on the internet” list.

4 responses »

  1. Most movies never live up to the books they’re based on. The most recent butchering I’ve witnessed is ‘One Day’. LOVED the book; really bad casting ruined the film. The Help wasn’t very good either, and also My Sister’s Keeper. That’s the only Jodi Picoult book I’ve read, and from what I know, even SHE was pissed with the outcome.

    • Yeah, I’ve heard “My Sister’s Keeper” was horrible. It’s also the only Jodi Picoult book I’ve read. After all the things I’ve heard about the movie I never planned on seeing it until I decided to do the blog comparisons. Sounds like it’s really not going to be enjoyable.

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. The best adaption, book to movie was, in my opinion, To Kill a Mockingbird. Two of the worst were The Horse Whisperer (actually,I thought the movie ending made more sense, (why would he sacrifice himself in front of her, when the girl had already seen her best friend horrifically killed) and I agree, My Sister’s Keeper, GREAT book but the movie was nothing like it! Horrible, just horrible. Jodi Picoult is one of the best thinking authors in the country and why did someone feel they could change her words?
    Thanks for the tip on ‘One Day’ – haven’t read the book. We could have written a better ending that had meaning, right?

    • ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ was a fabulous one! I haven’t read ‘One Day’ or ‘The Horse Whisperer’ But thanks for the tips on the movies!


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