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Read It First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. June 2014 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 June :


Two men and two women sitting on a wall. Movie poster.In Nick Hornby' A Long Way Down, four lonely souls accidentally meet on the roof of London’s Toppers’ House building on New Year’s Eve, each with the intention of ending their life.  Instead, they share their stories and find a reason to try again.


Watch the trailer and learn more about the cast here


Release Date - June 5, 2014





A young couple lying in the grass. Movie poster. Pushed into group therapy when she’d rather hide at home, cancer patient Hazel is surprised to meet kindred soul, Augustus Waters, in her latest session. Tall, funny and handsome Augustus is just what Hazel needs to push her beyond her depressing and stagnant existence. Based off the award winning John Green novel of the same name, The Fault in Our Stars is a story of love, friendship and how a terminal diagnosis isn’t necessarily the end of your life.

See photos, fan art and the trailer here


Release Date - June 6, 2014



A man and a woman stand on a battlefield. Movie poster. The Groundhog Day of science fiction action books, All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka follows new recruit Keiji Kiriya as he finds himself forced to continually relive the same day of battle against enemy alien forces. Fast paced, engaging and original the story has been adapted to film under the title Edge of Tomorrow.

Watch the trailer, learn more about the characters and play a combat simulator here




Release Date - June 6, 2014














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