There have been plenty of hits at the box office this year, many of which were based on books that you can check out here at the library! While it’s my own personal belief that the book is always better than the movie adaptation, why don’t you check out these flicks and books to decide for yourself:

1. Cloud Atlas


Now in theaters, Cloud Atlas shares the linked tales of people from the past and the distant future. You can find the book here.

2. I, Alex Cross


Also currently in theaters, Alex Cross is a crime thriller about a detective who is bent on capturing his niece’s murderer.  Alex Cross discovers that his niece was involved with a group of menacing people and finds himself in a case that draws Alex into the heart of an underworld fantasy club. Find the book here.

3. Lorax


A twelve-year-old boy, in his quest to find a living tree, visits the Once-ler who tells him the tale of the cranky but lovable Lorax who tried to save the forest by speaking up for the trees. Both the book and film are sure to please audiences of all ages.

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky, freshman Charlie has always been a loner until he meets a pair of seniors who guide him through the awkwardness of adolescence. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story of love, pain, fear, hope and the friends that make life bearable. The movie will soon be in our collection, but be sure to read the book as well!

5. Lawless, based on the novel The Wettest County in the World


Lawless is a gangster film based on the true story of the bootlegging Bondurant brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia. The movie and book are both at Fountaindale!


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