When one of our favorite books gets made into a movie, we’re both excited and scared.
Excited because we, well, our favorite book has been made into a movie.
Scared because it almost certainly will be spoiled.
But today we live in a Utopian world and every book that gets made into a movie turns out exactly as you have always dreamed it would.
If I lived in that society, these are a few books that I would be asking for movies of.
Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards
A magical story of a little orphaned girl who climbs the wall and finds an abandoned cottage in the woods that she begins to fix up, making a home of her own.
Mandy is one of the first books I read. I have also skimmed over it several times more recently … and I still found it entertaining, heartbreaking, and healing. It is beautiful and would make a sensational movie … if it could be done right.
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
I don’t think anyone who has read The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale could disagree that this story of a misplaced princess could be anything but a hit!
It would be very hard to turn into a good movie, but if the moviemakers aren’t willing to put in extra effort for quality, I don’t want to see the movie.
This book is an adventure, a romance, and one of the best fantasy novels out there.
The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton Porter
I believe there’s already been a rendition of this one, but I heard it wasn’t very good … and this book deserves a good rendition.
This is again a story of healing, though on a much deeper level than Mandy.
You can see my book review of The Keeper of the Bees here.
If you could choose a book that you’d like to be made into a movie (in an Utopian society) what would that book be?