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Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
movie posters coming out April 2019

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 April

After being appointed director of the University of Maine’s campus health department, Dr. Ludlow and his family move to a new, seemingly idyllic town. Behind their beautiful old house there is a small cemetery where local children bury their dearly departed pets. But, unbeknownst to them, beyond that graveyard lies another, more sinister one, with the ability to disrupt their lives forever.

Todd, Anna

Tessa is a determined and ambitious college Freshman with a boyfriend back home. Hardin is an arrogant, tattooed classic bad boy who shouldn’t be her type. So why can’t she stay away from him?

A Ku Klux Klan leader and a civil rights activist find common ground in this true story about Durham, North Carolina in the 1960’s. Though initially on opposite sides of the school integration issue, C.P. Ellis and Ann Atwater came to recognize each other’s struggle and the similar hardships faced by their respective communities.

Thiele, Colin

Storm Boy is the beloved children’s tale of a boy and his best friend, Mr. Percival, a pelican he found abandoned as a chick on the beach in South Australia.

The Impossible is the true story of a 14 year old boy who fell through the ice of a Missouri lake and was legally dead for 60 minutes before his heart began beating again. After this harrowing ordeal, he defied all the odds and made a complete recovery.