Books to Read Before the Summer Blockbuster Movies Come Out
Some of our all-time favorite novels and memoirs are about to have their debuts as films. Here's what to enjoy on the page, as well as on the screen.
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If I Stay
As the song asks, "Should I stay or should
I go now?," so ponders Juilliard-bound cellist Mia, suspended between life
and death after a car accident leaves her body severely injured and her family
dead. In the film, characters in limbo, like Chloë Grace Moretz's Mia, can pass through walls and hover behind the
shoulders of the ones they left behind. But in the novel, it's Mia's memories of a life half-lived and her struggle
whether to move toward the light that brings her alive for readers.
— Jordan Foster