By: Jessica Buettner
Paper Towns by John Green
From the author who told the story of “The Fault in Our Stars,” comes his next novel that will be turned into a film. When Margo summons Quentin one night with a ninja suit and a plan for revenge, he follows her through the night. Margo has always planned things extravagantly and by herself until now when she runs into Quentin, or Q for short. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are looking up for Q…until she mysteriously disappears one day. It is up to Q to find the clues and to discover the truth behind her disappearance so he can get his life back on track once again.
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Once again, another one of Nicholas Sparks’ romance novels is going to be turned into a romantic movie. This novel tells about two couples who are different yet the same because of the love stories that they have to share with the world. The first one tells of Ira Levinson, a ninety-one year old man who survived a car crash struggles to keep his consciousness alive. It seems that the only thing that is letting him do so is the blurry images of his wife, Ruth, who passed away nine years beforehand. With flashbacks of their love story and her encouraging words, Ira seems to be living for another day with the things that his wife has done for him. The second one tells of Sophia, a girl who meets a young man named Luke at a bull-riding event and they begin to fall in love. As these two stories come together, people can discover that some love stories are one and the same, one way or another.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The highly anticipated sequel to Divergent finally comes out to theaters; if you haven’t read the first book and/or seen the first movie, it would be best if you did that beforehand. Tris and Four on the run from Jeanine and the rest of the power-hungry Erudites as they search for allies and answers in the ruins of the city of Chicago. They must discover what Tris’ family sacrificed to protect their history and why the Erudites will do anything to stop them. This book is sure filled with adventure and the movie is probably going to have as much suspense in it as the book itself. For those who have read the first book and/or seen the first movie, then it would be best if you went to go see the next movie in the Divergent series.
There are a bunch of other books out there, but these are some of the top recommendations for people out there who want to read the novels before they see the movie adaptations. Be sure to be on the lookout for these books on shelves and to look out for the movie adaptations to be released onto the big screen throughout 2015.