When thinking about this week’s topic I got to thinking about books I read when I was younger or that my children have read that I would like to see made into a movie.
The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew. I adored those books when I was younger, especially the first book. I gave my daughter a copy when she was ten. She enjoyed it as well. I always thought that it deserved to be turned into a movie so that other people could enjoy it as much as I did. It seems that more people watch movie than read. I figured if they watched a movie based on this book then they might decide to read the book.
I know that Little House on the Prairie was a wonderful series, I think Disney tried their hand at a mini-series some years back but it was not right. If I remember correctly in the mini-series (which I did not watch all of it) Laura was blonde! Anyone who has read the books knows she is not blonde, that is her sister Mary. I read those books so often that they fell apart and I had to get new copies. Then those fell apart so I bought new ones again. I have read them aloud to my children. I think someone who has read the books many times and loves them should turn them into a movie or series where it follows closely to the books. I adored the series on tv. I used to watch it in re-runs when I was home from school sick. But so much of that was added on for viewing ratings and more drama. I think the books are filled with plenty of stuff to keep people interested without adding in several more children.
Now more recent books I have read. Warrior Beautiful and the Fate on Fire series both by Wendy Knight. I would really enjoy these as movies. They were wonderfully well written books and I have read them more than once. My daughter (she’s a freshman in high school) also wants these books turned into movies.
I would also like to see JL Salter’s Hid Wounded Reb turned into a movie. I thought that was wonderfully written and it has a few mysteries in it which were fun to try to figure out while reading. I think it would be great to see how it plays out on the screen.
What are some books you read when you were younger that you wish had been turned into a movie? Have you read any recent books that you think should make it to the screen?