Monday, May 24, 2021

Summer Movies/Series based on Books


Summer Movies from Books 

Today we are going to look at a few movies/series for 2021 releases that have been based on books. All the books mentioned here are available for check-out through CMRLS.  Here we go….. 

Chaos Walking based on the book The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. 

          In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by "the Noise" - a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola's life is threatened - and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet's dark secrets. From the director of The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow and based on the best-selling novel The Knife of Never Letting Go, Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland star with Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, Kurt Sutter, and David Oyelowo in Chaos Walking.

Lionsgate, Rated PG-13, 109 minutes 

The knife of never letting go link to book.


Moxie based on the book Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.

Vivian, a seemingly shy 16-year-old, has always preferred to keep her head down and fly under the radar. But when the arrival of a new student forces her to examine the unchecked behavior of her fellow students running rampant at her high school, Vivian realizes she's fed up. Inspired by her mother's rebellious past, Vivian anonymously publishes an underground zine called Moxie to expose bias and wrongdoing in her high school, and unexpectedly sparks a movement. Now at the center of a revolution, Vivian begins to forge new friendships with other young women and allies, reaching across the divide of cliques and clubs as they learn to navigate the highs and lows of high school together.

Netflix, Rated PG-13, 111 minutes 

Moxie : a novel link to book. 


Shadow and Bone - Series based on the book Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

In a world where dark forces have taken over, a young mapmaker, Alina Starkov, accidentally discovers that she has the power to change the fate of the war. She is the only one who has the power to summon light and this will make her play a key role in this war.

Netflix, Rated TV-14, 45-58 minutes per episode 

Shadow and bone link to book. 

Here’s hoping you have a great summer. Pick up a good book at your library and check out it’s movie/video counterpart.

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