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Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
movie posters coming out march 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 March

Seghers, Anna

After escaping from a concentration camp, a young man travels to Marseille where he might be able to get passage out of war-torn France. Along the way, he is convinced to deliver a letter to man named Weidel in Paris. But once there he discovers that Weidel has committed suicide, leaving behind a manuscript and transit papers. Unsure what to do, he continues on to Marseille with Weidel’s papers, thinking he may be able to assume Weidel’s identity and escape the country. But Marseille is bogged down with refugees and bureaucracy, leaving the young man in limbo. Based on the author’s own journey out of occupied France, Transit is a realistic look at the plight of wartime refugees.

Lippincott, Rachael

Here’s something new! This book is actually an adaptation of the screenplay for the upcoming film. So, while you can read it before you watch it on the big screen, the book is not the original source material. Teenagers Stella and Will bond over their shared cystic fibrosis diagnoses when they meet at the hospital. But a mandatory six-foot separation to avoid life-threatening infections gets in the way of their budding relationship.

The first live action representation of the incredible Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, a human who gains superpowers after being involved in the explosion of an alien device.

The inspiring true story of a boy who built a windmill in Malawi to provide his community with electricity.

Rachel Morgan joins her husband in Hamburg in 1946, where he is assigned to help rebuild the war-torn city. Once there, she learns that her kind hearted husband has decided to share their requisitioned house with the original owners, rather than kick them out. But living in close quarters with a German widower and his daughter so soon after the war is more of a challenge than either Rachel or her husband could have anticipated.

Dirt is Motley Crue’s tell-all memoir, depicting the drugging, drinking, brawling, sexing, partying, neverending scandal that was this infamous band. In reminiscing on their glory days, they take a look at the successes and the tragedies that accompanied their fame.

Everyone’s favorite young detective takes on a new town, new friends and, what else, a mystery or two in the modern day adaptation of the beloved series.