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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. February 2016 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming this February :

A man embraces a woman from behind, both are laughing. Movie poster

This is the story of how Gabby Holland and Travis Parker went from being indifferent neighbors, to friends to the love of each other's lives. But when tragedy strikes, Travis is left with a decision that puts everything they've built together on the line. The Choice is a classic Nicholas Sparks love story, make sure to bring your tissues! 

See the trailer and learn more about the cast and crew here

Release Date - February 5, 2016

A woman stands on a hill. Movie poster.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, an irreverant adaptation of Ms. Austen’s beloved classic. Filled with zombies, ninjas and, of course, romance, what's not to like?

Watch the trailer and follow the facebook page here

Release Date - February 5, 2016

Four women sit against a wall. Movie poster.

Frustrated with the big city single life, Julie Jensen decides to travel around the world to see if single women in other countries have it better. Along the way, she finds love, heartbreak, inspiration and frustration. Liz Tuccillo's How to be Single is a funny and lighthearted look at how relationships (and lack thereof) affect women in American society. 

See the offical trailer here 

Release Date - February 12, 2016

Several people

Galadriel "Gilly" Hopkins has not had it easy. Passed from foster home to foster home, she wants nothing more than to be with her birth mother. When she is placed with Trotter, her new foster mother, Gilly plans once and for all to escape the system. But Gilly soon learns the hard truth that finding your birth family is not necessarily the same thing as finding your true family. The Great Gilly Hopkins is a touching story of the trials of growing up and finding where you belong.

Watch the trailer here 

Release Date - February 19, 2016


Stay tuned to see what other great books are headed for the silver screen