Hunger Games: Will the Movie Beat the Book?

By now you’ve heard of the Hunger Games I hope. It’s a trilogy that was originally written for teens but has a cult following with adults — both men and women alike.  I for one, am hooked.  So are all the women I work with.  We just can’t get enough.  I plan on seeing the movie soon but wonder if it will live up to the excitement in the book.

Here’s a list of some other books that were made into movies and my vote on which one won:

The Book Is Better

  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  • Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

What a Great Movie

  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  • Donny Brasco by Joseph D. Pistone
  • Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
  • The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (original)

I Can’t Decide — It’s a Tie

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Kidd
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

What are some of your favorite books that have been turned into movies?

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