Young Adult Books Made Into Films

18 July 2014, 09:13

The Fault in our Stars 180

Jack Wool will lead a discussion on these works on Saturday July 19, 1:30 pm, at the bookstore (30-A Hollis Street, Groton MA 01450).

He will concentrate on books / films for ages 12+, guided by which works the participants have read and/or watched (list of books).

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Young Adult Books That Have Been Made Into Films

18 July 2014, 08:42

The Fault in Our Stars

Jack Wool will lead a discussion on these works on Saturday July 19, 1:30 pm, at the bookstore (30-A Hollis Street, Groton MA 01450).

He will concentrate on books / films for ages 12+, guided by which works the participants have read and/or watched.

  • A Long Way Down — Nick Hornby
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day — Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz
  • All You Need Is Kill — Hiroshi Sakurazaka [Edge of Tomorrow series]
  • Beautiful Creatures — Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen — Dyan Sheldon
  • Divergent — Veronica Roth
  • Ender's Game — Orson Scott Card
  • Eragon — Christopher Paolini
  • Harry Potter — J.K. Rowling
  • Hector and the Search For Happiness — Francois Lelord
  • Here Be Monsters! — Alan Snow
  • I Am Number Four — Pittacus Lore
  • If I Stay — Gayle Forman
  • Inkheart — Cornelia Funke
  • Mockingjay — Suzanne Collins [Hunger Games series]
  • Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist — Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians — Rick Riordan
  • Snowpiecer (Le Transperceneige) — Jacques Lob [French graphic novel; also available in English]
  • The Best of Me — Nicholas Sparks
  • The Book Thief — Markus Zusak
  • The Chronicles of Narnia — C.S. Lewis
  • The City of Bones — Cassandra Clare
  • The City of Ember — Jeanne DuPrau
  • The Fault in Our Stars — John Green
  • The Giver — Lois Lowry
  • The Hobbit — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Hundred -Foot Journey — Richard C. Morais
  • The Lovely Bones — Alice Sebold
  • The Maze Runner — James Dashner
  • The Monuments Men — Robert M. Edsel
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky
  • The Princess Dairies — Meg Cabot
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants — Ann Brashares
  • The Switch — Elmore Leonard
  • Twilight — Stephanie Meyer
  • Unbroken — Laura Hillenbrand
  • Vampire Academy — Richelle Mead
  • Warm Bodies — Issac Marion
  • Where Rainbows End — Cecelia Ahern
  • Wild — Cheryl Strayed
  • Winter's Tale — Mark Helprin
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YA Books Made Into Films

18 July 2014, 00:15

Here is a reasonably complete list of Young Adult titles that have been made into films of one sort or another over the last 15-ish years. Jack Wool, who will be leading a discussion on a subset of these works on July 19, 2014, will be focusing mostly on those aimed at age 12+. Though any work that anyone in attendance has read / seen is fair game.

A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz
All You Need Is Kill - Hiroshi Sakurazaka [Edge of Tomorrow series]
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen - Dyan Sheldon
Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
Divergent - Veronica Roth
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Eragon - Christopher Paolini
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
Hector and the Search For Happiness - Francois Lelord
Here Be Monsters! - Alan Snow
I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
If I Stay - Gayle Forman
Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins [Hunger Games series]
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rick Riordan
Snowpiecer (Le Transperceneige) - Jacques Lob [French graphic novel; also available in English]
The Best of Me - Nicholas Sparks
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
The City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau
The Fault in Our Stars - Green
The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hundred -Foot Journey - Richard C. Morais
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Maze Runner - James Dashner
The Monuments Men - Robert M. Edsel
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
The Princess Dairies - Meg Cabot
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares
The Switch - Elmore Leonard
This Is Where I Leave You - Jonathan Tropper
Twilight - Stephanie Meyer
Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
Warm Bodies - Issac Marion
Where Rainbows End - Cecelia Ahern
Wild - Cheryl Strayed
Winter's Tale - Mark Helprin

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Journaling Workshop with Molly Salans, June 8

1 June 2014, 22:39

Join us next Sunday, June 8th, for Molly’s journaling workshop! 1:00 to 4:00 pm at 30-A Hollis Street, Groton. Molly writes: “Through meditation, poetry, writing prompts, and shared storytelling, Molly will guide you into a safe, conscious, and creative atmosphere for this wondrous exploration!” Email mollysalans@mollysalans.com or call 978-392-5998.
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“Florence Hosmer’s Circle” at Second Hand Prose Books

30 April 2014, 12:39

This Sunday, May 4th at 2:00 pm, Second Hand Prose Books is pleased to offer another of our Sunday Salons. We will be featuring award-winning local poet Helen Marie Casey, author of My Dear Girl: The Art of Florence Hosmer.Ms. Casey will speak on Florence Hosmer’s circle, which included Edmund Tarbell, American Impressionist painter and West Groton native.

As a special treat, all books in the store (with the exception of consignment / antiquarian volumes) will be an additional 20% off the normal purchase price.

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