Librarian recommends book-to-movie reads

Looking for something to read — or watch? High school librarian Sue Scheu put together this list of books that have been made into movies:

“Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver
High school senior Samantha dies in a terrible accident on Valentine’s Day. However, she still wakes up the next morning. Sam lives the last day of her life seven times until she realizes that, by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

“Wonder” by R.J. Polacco
Augie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities, enters public school and endures the taunts and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

“Everything Everything” by Nicola Yoon
Seventeen year old Maddy is allergic to everything in the outside world and has never left her house. When handsome Olly moves in next door, a romance begins that challenges everything she has ever known.

“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle
Meg Murry, her brother Charles, and their friend Calvin, are taken on a journey to another planet by three women to find Meg’s father, who has disappeared and become embroiled in a battle between good and evil.

“The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” by James Dashner
This sequel to “The Scorch Trials” and last of the Maze Runner Trilogy finds Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape, according to IMDB.

“The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls
A memoir recounting the author’s childhood in a dysfunctional family. Her flighty, self-indulgent mother and her troubled but brilliant father led Jeanette and her siblings on a nomadic life as her father’s schemes and dreams of success failed.

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