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Read the Book Before You Watch the Movie

June 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Books, City Library, Main Branch, Movies, West Branch

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I recently read The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner. It was action-packed and from the first page I was hooked. The main character, Thomas, wakes up in the dark with no memories.  Thomas finds himself living in an area surrounded by a maze with a group of boys, who like Thomas, also have mysteriously lost their memories. Besides trying to figure out who they are and how to get out of the maze, the boys are threatened by deadly monsters that come out at night. The Maze Runner film comes out this September and I can’t wait to see this novel come to life on the big screen.

There are so many other great novels that are being turned into films and I challenge you to read them before you see them.  Here is a list of some to try.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

Wild from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

You can find these and more at the Manchester City Library as: books, non-musical sound recordings, audiobooks, and e-books.  Come to the Information Desk and we can help you find them.

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