Many of us have used the holiday time to sneak off into the air-conditioning and see some great films. We’ve managed to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens
(some of us are old enough to have seen the originals on release!)
We also got to see The 5th Wave
which was very explosive, exciting and true to the book which was written by Rick Yancey.
Other books which have been made into films screening this year include:
by Veronica Roth in March
Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling in April
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll in May
The BFG by Roald Dahl in July
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs in July
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness in October
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J K Rowling in November
Miss Peregine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs at the end of the year.
A Monster Calls
: Patrick Ness’ beautiful novel is a moving meditation on grief and loss. The film stars Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson and this is one where you really should read the book and then see the film. The book is suitable for 12 +. You can view the movie trailer here
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
: We have been huge fans of the series of books by Ransom Riggs and can’t wait to see the movie version of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children later in the year. It’s being directed by Tim Burton and stars Samuel L Jackson, Judi Dench and Rupert Everett. The book is suitable for 12+.