Books Made Into Movie

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer                FIC DUN

    By Lois Duncan

    Four teenagers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge.


    The Princess Diaries                                                            FIC CAB

    By Meg Cabot

    Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.


    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants                            FIC BRA

    By Ann Brashares

    Carmen decides to discard an old pair of jeans, but Tibby, Lena, and Bridget think they are great and decide that whoever the pants fit best will get them. When the jeans fit everyone perfectly, a sisterhood and a memorable summer begin.


    Inkheart                                                                                FIC FUN

    By Cornelia Funke

    Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father Mo, a bookbinder, can "read" fictional characters to life when an evil ruler named Capricorn, freed from the novel "Inkheart" years earlier, tries to force Mo to release an immortal monster from the story.


    The City of Ember                                                                FIC DUP

    By Jeanne DuPrau

    In the city of Ember, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.


    The Book Thief                                                                       FIC ZUS

    By Markus Zusak

    Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.


    Beastly                                                                                       FIC FLI

    By Alex Flinn

    A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.


    Dracula                                                                                     FIC STO

    By Bram Stoker

    Having discovered the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire.


    Flipped                                                                                   FIC VAN

    By Wendelin Van Draanen

    In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.


    Gone with the Wind                                                             FIC MIT

    By Margaret Mitchell

    After the Civil War sweeps away the genteel life to which she has been accustomed, Scarlett O'Hara sets about to salvage her Georgia plantation home.


    The Help                                                                                  FIC STO

    By Kathryn Stockett

    Skeeter returns home to Mississippi from college in 1962 and begins to write stories about the African-American women that are found working in white households, which includes Aibileen, who grieves for the loss of her son while caring for her seventeenth white child, and Minny, Aibileen's sassy friend, the hired cook for a secretive woman who is new to town.


    Howl’s Moving Castle                                                            FIC JON

    By Diana Wynne Jones

    Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.


    Into the Wild                                                                  917.98 KRA

    By Jon Krakauer

    Tells the story of Chris McCandless, a twenty-four-year-old who walked into the Alaskan wilderness on an idealistic journey and was found dead of starvation four months later. Attempts to discover what led the young man to that point.


    Murder on the Orient Express                                         FIC CHR

    By Agatha Christie

    Belgian detective Hercule Poirot solves a murder that occurred on the Orient Express.


    The Princess Bride                                                               FIC GOL

    By William Goldman

    Westley, a farm boy, goes off to seek his fortune shortly after declaring his love for Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, but their relationship is put to the test when his ship is captured by pirates and she is summoned to become the bride of the prince. 


    Soul Surfer                                                                          BIO HAM

    By Bethany Hamilton

    Bethany Hamilton shares the story of her lifelong love of surfing, and tells how she was able to recover and return to competition with the help of her family, friends, and faith, after losing her arm in a shark attack at the age of thirteen.