THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK ADAPTATION BEING RELEASED IN 2017

24 March 2017

Written by Kirsty Hanson

for Daily Focal

Since I’m a massive book lover, whenever I hear news about books being adapted into films or television shows, I instantly become nervous; especially when they’re adaptations of books that I have read and enjoyed! There are a lot of adaptations coming in 2017, so I decided to compile a list for you with their release dates (if there is one!)



BEFORE I FALL BY LAUREN OLIVER
(Release date: 3rd March)

This is an amazing book about a popular high school senior called Samantha Kensington, who is enjoying living a wild day in February until she suddenly dies in a car accident. However, she still wakes up the next morning and the next morning, and the next (think Groundhog Day). Sam lives the last day of her life seven times until she finally realises that by making the slightest changes, she holds more power than she ever imagined.



WONDER BY R.J PALACIO
(Release date: 7th April)

The book follows the character of August Pullman who was born with a facial difference that previously prevented him from going to a mainstream school. But now, he’s starting fifth grade at a prep school, he just wants to be treated as an ordinary looking book, but his classmates just can’t seem to get past his face. The book begins from August’s point of view and then switches to his classmates, his sister, and others point of views. The film stars Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay.



EVERYTHING EVERYTHING BY NICOLA YOON
(Release date: 19th May)

We follow the story of a girl who is quarantined in her own home due to being allergic to everything. She is not allowed to step outside in case she dies. But then a boy moves in next door and she becomes fascinated by him and the mysterious life that he leads. Together, they will both discover a world that they never knew existed.





THE DARK TOWER I: THE GUNSLINGER BY STEPHEN KING
(Release date: 28th July)

This is an adaptation that I’m particularly excited about because I can’t wait to see Idris Elba portray the role of Roland! The book follows the Gunslinger, Rolans Deschain as he roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that by reaching it, he will preserve his dying world. 

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13 REASONS WHY BY JAY ASHER
(Release date: 31st March)

I really didn’t like this book. I think I gave it 2 stars or something like that so I’m hoping that when this series comes to Netflix, it will be better than the book (because it can’t really get much worse!) The story will span over thirteen episodes (ha, see what they did there?) and follows Clay Jensen as he comes home from school to find a parcel on his doorstep containing cassette tapes from a girl names Hannah, who committed suicide.Throughout the book, we learn about why she committed suicide.



AMERICAN GODS BY NEIL GAIMAN
(Release date: April - exact date unknown)

Neil Gaiman’s fantastic book - American Gods - will be receiving a television series on Amazon Prime in April. It will previously be aired in March on Star network in the U.S but unluckily for us U.K folk, we have to wait an extra month. I cannot wait for this adaptation as I’m quite curious as to how Ricky Whittle will be in the role of Shadow Moon. The book follows Shadow, a man who returns to his hometown to find that the love of his life and his best friend are both dead. He is then left on his own to put together the pieces of what happened. It is set in an alternate version of the U.S where gods of the Ancient Egyptian and Norse mythology live in hiding among the every day people. 





So there we have it guys! Those are my most anticipated book adaptations for 2017. I’m sure that they’re are going to be more that are going to be announced over the coming months and of course, we have the adaptations that have already come out this year like Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events. You can read my review of that here.

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