Books Into Movies: Books Into Movies
On Chesil Beach
In 1962 England, two young people from drastically different backgrounds - well-to-do Florence and working-class Edward - meet and begin an idyllic courtship. Though their love is true, the societal pressures and sexual mores of the time cause strain between the young couple, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Ready Player One
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger
A Wrinkle In Time
After her astrophysicist father goes missing, 13-year-old Meg meets three supernatural beings named Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which. They transport her, her friend Calvin, and her brother Charles Wallace through the universe, where they must traverse strange new planets and unlock the power inside themselves to rescue her dad.
A ten-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his mother, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment. Meanwhile, those around him learn not to judge a book by its cover.
The Darkest Minds
When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.
Same Kind of Different As Me
A philandering husband volunteers at a homeless shelter in order to prove to his wife that he deserves a second chance. Later, she asks him to befriend a vagrant man whom she believes has a special destiny to fulfill.