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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. March 2018 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.

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 is here 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 March

Red Sparrow

Release Date - March 2, 2018

Dominika Egorova is a former Russian Intelligence Officer who has been forced to train as a “Sparrow.” These highly trained spies are sent to seduce and outwit those their country deems dangerous. Pitted against CIA officer Nathaniel Nash, Dominika must decide whether she will remain true to her training or give in to her and Nash’s undeniable chemistry. Former CIA agent, Jason Matthews, brings his expertise to this tale of high stakes espionage.

book cover for Red Sparrow

Death Wish

Release Date - March 2, 2018

After his house is burglarized, his wife murdered and his daughter savagely beaten, Paul Benjamin takes justice into his own hands. Brian Garfield’s classic tale of a good man pushed beyond all reason gets a new cinematic adaptation.

book cover for Death Wish

A Wrinkle in Time

Release Date - March 9, 2017

It was a dark and stormy night and Meg Murry’s life was about to change forever. With the help of the mysterious Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, she sets out on an intergalactic trip in search of her missing father. Taking along her genius younger brother, Charles, and her friend Calvin, Meg will come to understand that the universe is a lot larger, and a lot more sinister, than she could have ever imagined.

Wrinkle in time book cover

Love Simon

Release Date - March 16, 2018

After seeing an intriguing post on a local online secret message board, sixteen year old Simon begins an email correspondence with Blue, a local boy he knows only by his pen name. It is everything a crush should be - exciting, fun, scary and filled with possibility. But when his email flirtation gets into the wrong hands, Simon has to decide whether to let the school know his secret or give in to blackmail.

Love Simon book cover

Ready Player One

Release Date - March 30, 2018

In Oasis, one can escape the wasteland that we have made of the earth. This all immersive virtual reality began as a multiplayer role playing game but has grown to encompass most all of our interaction with the world. Oasis is where we work, learn, love and live. And it holds the possibility to change one person’s life forever. When James Halliday, co-creator of this world, passed away with no family he left the entirety of his fortune to anyone who could solve his final game. But in the 30 years since his passing, no one has even deciphered the first riddle. Until now.

book cover for Ready Player One

Lean on Pete

Release Date - March 30, 2018

Charley’s life is anything but stable. With a single dad who goes wherever the warehouse jobs send him, Charley’s life has become too nomadic for things like friends or a sense of home. After their latest move to Portland, Charley finds himself caring for a down on his luck racehorse named Lean on Pete. In Lean on Pete, Charley finds the companionship he has always craved. And when tragedy unfolds, Lean on Pete may just be the only thing Charley can rely on.

Lean on Pete book cover