10 Jan Book vs. Movie: Which Adaptations Reign Supreme?
With so many books being adapted into movies and shows, let’s take a look at their reviews and scores and have a “Battle of Adaptations”
by Lois Lowry
Summary: “At the age of twelve, Jonas, a young boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life.”- Goodreads
The Reviews: With an average rating of 4.12 stars on Goodreads and a rating of 55% on audience score on Rotten Tomatoes it seems that The Giver is giving a point to Books in this competition.
by Jay Asher
Summary: “Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.”- Goodreads
The Reviews: With an average rating of 3.85 stars on Goodreads and a rating of 56% on audience score it looks like books get another point in the battle of the adaptations.
by Stephenie Meyer
Summary: “About three things I was absolutely positive about. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him – and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be – that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.”-Goodreads
Reviews: With an average rating of 3.65 stars on Goodreads and a rating of 72% on audience score, it looks like movies get their first point in the battle of the adaptations.
by John Green
Summary: “Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.”-Goodreads
Reviews: With an average rating of 4.14 stars on Goodreads and a rating of 85% on audience score, it looks like movies get another point in the battle of the adaptations!
by Suzanne Collins
Summary: “In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.”-Goodreads
Reviews: Now for the final reviews. According to Goodreads the average score for The Hunger Games is 4.33 stars and the audience review score from rotten tomatoes is 81%.