Follow Friday #FF

April 13, 2012 follow friday 62

I’m so excited for this Follow Friday! I’m one of the featured bloggers this week πŸ™‚ You can check out my post on Stop by and say hi

ok now onto the question for today:

Q: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?

This is a really hard question, because I LOVE movie adaptations of books. Yes, the books are normally better but there are some truly great book/movie adaptations out there. I guess if I had to pick one it would be Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Now don’t get me wrong, I think this may be a awesome and epic movie, but the writing style is where I have my reservations.

I loved the writing style of Shatter Me, but I am not sure how it would translate onto the big screen. Would she have to keep a diary so she could strike her thoughts out? or would it be a voice over? I think it might lose something that way.

But still, I am staying strong with my opinion that I really love movie adaptations of books. It’s awesome to watch books come to life on the big screen!

So what do you think? Let me know in the comments below and leave me links. I can’t wait to start hopping around to your answers πŸ™‚

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62 Responses to “Follow Friday #FF”

  1. kimba88

    Good pick, I would be afraid the beauty of her lyrical writing style would be lost. Going to check out your feature blog post now πŸ™‚

  2. Eileen

    I agree! It took me like five good minutes of thinking before I could finally choose a good book to use (I don’t think it’s that good, though) because I really look forward to movie adaptations. I also really enjoyed Shatter Me and that point is very valid.

    Old follower stopping by!

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  3. Sarah@Catching Books

    Congrats on being this week’s feature πŸ™‚

    I totally agree..I can’t really see them putting Shatter Me onto screen because of the way it’s written! But who knows πŸ˜€

  4. Christy @ TheReaderBee

    I totally agree… Shatter Me would definitely be a hard movie to adapt! As much as I love the book, it would have to be a really awesome movie for me to love it. πŸ™‚

    Happy FF!

  5. Jackie

    Well that’s excellent you like movie adaptations of books and I’m happy to see you are featured this week.

  6. Ning

    haha I’m the exact opposite. I cannot stand books to movie adaptations. Old follower! Congrats on being featured!

    My FF

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  7. elena

    Ooh you made a really good point about Shatter Me! I wonder how they would do if it’s ever adapted, I think voice overs all the time would be a bit excessive. I’m also curious to see how they would cast the characters because I have specific imagery in mind for them.

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  8. Trish

    i haven’t read that yet but i think it is on my TBR list. Book to movie adaptations make me nervous! usually the movies let me down!


  9. Lori

    I just checked Shatter Me out from the library and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being featured!
    New follower!
    Here’s my FF

  10. soulunsung

    I don’t mind some of the books to movie adaptations, because there have been some pretty good ones. Like Never Let Me Go, The Hunger Games, The Lovely Bones, and Water For Elephants have all been really good. But, then are some that have just kinda bombed a bit and lost something in translation like The Time Traveler’s Wife and Twilight.

    But, great answer. πŸ™‚

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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  11. Amy

    You are so right. What makes Shatter Me so epic is the writing and getting inside Juliette’s head. There’s no way to get that on screen :/

  12. Book Slave

    Hi there πŸ™‚ just hopping through. I haven’t read any of those books but, it must be hard for directors to try to produce a movie that captures a book as close as possible.

    Here is my choice…

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  13. Dalene @ A Date with a Book

    I’m not familiar with that book. However, I do have to agree with you about writing style. That may be where the lost of context to screen is lost because the screen writer doesn’t have the same flair or feeling for the book.

    New follower πŸ™‚ Congrats on being the feature!

    Here’s my FF

  14. Alison Can Read

    Hopping through. Congrats on being the feature! Always love law students. Although I was hanging out by the LSAT books at B&N today reading Grave Mercy and planned on telling anyone who walked by “Don’t do it!” :-/
    My Hop

  15. Melliane

    I haven’t read this one, but I really need to. I think it’s difficult to have a great adaptation…

    I’m a new follower

    here is mine

  16. Rebecca

    First of all, love your blog design.

    Second of all, new follower.

    Third of all, I love seeing books come to life as well, but it breaks my heart when they’re butchered. πŸ™

  17. TheReadingPenguin

    Hi, just stopping by! I haven’t read Shatter Me, but I know what you mean about the diary vs. voice over thing. It depends a lot on the actors talent, but no matter what you can lose a lot of emotion in voice over.

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  18. Jennifer Messerschmidt

    I love movie adaptations too but they are never as good. Especially if the book has a specific writing style like Shatter Me. That would be hard to put into a movie and so much of the greatness of that book was the writing style.
    GFC, Linky, and email follower
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  19. Rebecca

    Nice answer! I haven’t read Shatter Me yet, but I’m looking forward to it. Congratulations on being featured this week. I followed through GFC.

  20. Alishia

    Congrats on being featured. New follower.

    I love your answer. I like movie adaptations too. I agree with your thoughts on Shatter Me. Maybe there would be a voice over?

    Have a great weekend.

    Here’s my ff

  21. Valerie

    Congrats on being featured! New follower via GFC and Linky!!

    Love your answer and there are some great movie adaptions of books out there!

    My FF

  22. barklesswagmore

    Hi Michelle, I’m glad to have found your blog via the Friday hop. I haven’t read Shatter Me but in my head the books are always so much better than the movie. Hunger Games was done exceptionally well but I am so glad I read the books first!

    My FF post is here .

  23. GzNKz4evr

    I haven’t read Shatter Me, but I do have it on my TBR list. I am on the fence about movie adaptations. They don’t always work and I tend to get more detail from my own imagination when I read. But sometimes it is win. You just never know. Following via GFC! Congratulations on the feature this week! πŸ™‚

  24. Viari Rose

    Congrats on being featured. I think any of the books close to our hearts would be bad on the big screen, as in our minds their perfect and there no way a director can live up to that.

    New Follower

  25. Shanon (Escaping With Fiction)

    Congratulations on being featured this week! I haven’t yet read Shatter Me, but just from reading the description of the book I can agree with you about this book being a difficult one to make into a movie.

    Awesome blog, new follower! =)

    P.S.- I see you live in Florida, I’m a Floridian as well!

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

  26. Book Lovin Mamas

    Congrats on being featured! New Follower (GFC)
    I haven’t read Shatter Me yet. Definitely will have to add to my TBR. =)

    Book Lovin’ Mamas

  27. Ninette

    I love your site! The set up is so chipper and happy, and I particularly enjoy your set up of author interview, then review!

    New follower, and if you are ever inclined, you can find me over at Patch of Sky,


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