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Road Trip Wednesday #153: You Oughta Be In Pictures

Welcome to our 153rd Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic is: It isn't surprising that this month's Bookmobile selection, Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bonehas sold film rights; the darkly magical world of the Shadow Fold begs for an on-screen translation*! But that got us wondering. We'd like to know, in your opinion, what is it that makes some books seem ideal for a film translation?

Road Trip Song of the Week: "Clark Gable" by The Postal Service

Next week's topic: Halloween! What's your favorite scary book or movie?

*And don't forget, you can chat with Leigh about the movie, and any other burning questions you have about Shadow and Bone, during our live chat with her next Tuesday, Oct. 30!
Sarah Enni

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  1. or rather here

  2. I ended up delving deeper into this one than I thought I was fun!

  3. Odd, I posted mine before and now it seems to have disappeared!
    Anyway, I love chatting about books to films so love this topic!
    Here's mine

  4. There are so many great book to movie translations, and just as many that aren't great! I think Harry Potters is the best book series to film series adaptation.

    Here's mine A Girl and her Diary

  5. Love book to movie, even if the movie never lives up!

    Here's my response:

  6. This was a whole lot harder than I thought it would be. Here's mine: Book to Movie

  7. Here!!

  8. Here's my answer!

    (I'm switching over to Wordpress, so DO NOT BE CONFUSED.)

  9. Here's mine:

  10. It's all in the execution. Here's my answer:

  11. I had so much to say about this and I even used an outside source! Haha

    RTW: Adapting the Words

  12. When I read Beautiful Creatures, I knew it would make a great movie. When I read the Candymakers by Wendy Maas, I knew it wouldn't. But I loved both books.
    A lot of its in the set up and how easy it is to translate to another media.

  13. Kind of late since I'm at a writers conference, but here's my perspective on adaptations of books into movies.

  14. Here's mine:


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