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This month, theaters are being graced with some highly anticipated adaptations. There is something from almost every genre and for bibliophiles of all ages. Let’s #GetReelLit!

I Kill Giants

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Synopsis: Barbara Thorson escapes her troubles from school and family life by retreating into her magical world of fighting evil giants. With the help of a new friend and her school counselor, Barbara learns to face her fears and battle the giants that threaten her world.

The film is based on the limited comic series of the same name created by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura. I Kill Giants is scheduled for limited release on Friday, March 23rd.

The Leisure Seeker

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Synopsis: Against the wishes of their children, an elderly couple takes an impromptu RV trip on Route 66 to live their twilight years on their own terms.

The film is based on The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian and was released in limited theaters on Friday, March 9th.

Love, Simon

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For seventeen-year-old Simon Spier, having a great love story is complicated because he hasn’t yet told his friends and family that he is gay, and he doesn’t know he identity of the classmate he’s fallen for online.

Love, Simon was adapted from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda written by Becky Albertalli and is scheduled for release nationwide on Friday, March 16th.

Ready Player One

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Synopsis: Wade Watts escapes the drudgery of everyday life in a virtual world called “The Oasis.” After the game’s founder dies and leaves his fortune as a grand prize to the player who finds the hidden easter egg.

The film is based on the novel of the same name written by Ernie Cline and is scheduled for nationwide release on Thursday, March 29th.

Red Sparrow

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Synopsis: Against her will, a Russian operative is ordered to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, to work against a CIA agent.

The movie is based on the book, Red Sparrow, by former CIA officer Jason Matthews. It was released nationwide on Friday, March 2nd.

A Wrinkle in Time

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Synopsis: Meg Murray, along with a schoolmate and her younger brother, are aided by a trio of supernatural beings to find her father, a scientist who has been missing for years.

The movie is based on the classic fantasy novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. A Wrinkle in Time was released in theaters nationwide yesterday, March 9th.

Your Turn

So…which adaptation are you planning to see? Have you read the books being adapted? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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  1. I absolutely loved A Wrinkle in Time growing up and can’t wait to see it brought to the big screen! We’re also planning on seeing Ready Player One and are thinking about Red Sparrow, too. I haven’t heard of I Kill Giants, but it looks interesting! Plot sounds kind of like Sucker Punch, but hopefully they do a better job executing. That one was good for the special effects, but that’s about it :p