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What novel you should read next based off the 2018 movie you liked best?

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What novel you should read next based off the 2018 movie you liked best?

Emma Lopp, Reporter

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In most English classes, student are required to read not only books supplied by teachers, but books outside of the curriculum. For many people, finding a good book is hard enough, but finding a good book that will be approved by teachers is even harder. So, hopefully, this will help you find at least one book you’d like to read this semester.

If you loved Crazy Rich Asians, you’d probably be interested in a cute but dramatic romance novel. Aside from Crazy Rich Asians, there are many other books out there that have been made into chick flicks like To All the Boys I’ve Loved before, Bridget Jones Diary, and even Taming of the Shrew (10 Things I hate About You). If reading something you’ve already seen doesn’t interest you, try Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell of Eleanor & Park fame. Written in 2013, it follows a shy and nerdy college freshman as she navigates her new life and possibly new love interest. She also happens to have a polar opposite twin who sees wild parties as the ultimate college experience. I honestly don’t know how this isn’t a movie yet.

 

If you liked Solo, you’d like Paper Towns by John Green. Like the Han Solo backstory, Paper Towns follows a high school guy who has had a pretty average life so far, completely change everything he knew about himself as he goes on a quest that helps him find his purpose. Kind of like a coming of age novel, but with a dark side and a lot of vivid adventures. Although it is a fairly average length/level, the book conveys deep themes that are a lot of times left up for interpretation. If you read this book, you’re sure to be left thinking about identity, friendship, and life itself.

 

If you watched The Incredibles 2, you need to read the George Orwell classic, 1984. If you haven’t read it yet, I strongly suggest you do. In The Incredibles, and even more in it’s 2018 sequel, technology and the place of government in civilian life and welfare are prominent. 1984 takes that to another level, as it is the imagined version of the year 1984 where most of the world’s population is under control of a few powers that are constantly at war with one another. Along with that the civilians are constantly under surveillance and scrutiny of the government and affected by it’s propaganda.

 

 

If you liked Bohemian Rhapsody, you should read The Great Gatsby. As the movie follows Queen’s rise to fame, it also shows how Freddie Mercury was affected by it and the impact it had on his relationship with the band and his overall wellbeing. Freddie’s life after he leaves his wife and pursues his solo career is comparable to Jay Gatsby’s life with lots of themes of decadence, mystery, and obsession. Also there are some wild parties.

 

If you aren’t really feeling any of those books, don’t worry! There are plenty more that are such great reads that you wouldn’t necessarily know are unless someone recommends it. Some of my favorites include: The Help, To Kill A Mockingbird, Looking for Alaska, The Book Thief, The Catcher in the Rye or The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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