Book v. movie: who told it best? Compare with blockbuster titles (in large print)

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Did you know that Hitchcock’s epic The Birds was based on a Daphne du Maurier short story?  Hollywood loves a good story.  And the source of many a good story is a book.  Screenwriters have been tapping into the library for decades.  Movies from Blade Runner to The French Connection share the distinction of starting out on library shelves before moving to the theater.

And once a movie goes mainstream, demand for the book skyrockets.  Prepare now for the onslaught for upcoming movies, or meet ongoing demand for still-popular movies.

Now you can make blockbuster titles accessible to the broadest cross-section of readers by providing them in large print – which improves comprehension for readers of all kinds without adding bulk or weight.

Check out these familiar titles available from Thorndike Press:

  •  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years‚ Hazel has never been anything but terminal. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group‚ Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. (available now)
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – On Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary, presents are being wrapped and reservations made when Amy disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Under mounting pressure from the police and Amy’s parents‚ the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies‚ deceits‚ and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive‚ and he’s definitely bitter — but is he really a killer? (available now)
  • Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo – The true story of Colton Burpo‚ the four-year-old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who‚ during emergency surgery‚ slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and tells of being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. Colton said he met his miscarried sister‚ whom no one had told him about‚ and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born‚ then shared impossible-to-know details about each. (available now)
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman – Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened after. As she struggles to put together the pieces, she figures out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make.  (November 5, 2014)
  • One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper – Drew Silver has begun to accept that life isn’t going to turn out as he expected. His fleeting fame as the drummer for a one-hit wonder rock band is nearly a decade behind him. His ex-wife is about to marry a terrific guy. And his Princeton-bound teenage daughter Casey has just confided in him that she’s pregnant—because Silver is the one she cares least about letting down. (available now)
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived, famously testifying that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. The Kill Club is a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details, she hatches a plan to profit from her tragic history. For a fee, she’ll reconnect with the players, report her findings … and maybe revisit her testimony. (available now)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry – It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened. Thus opens this haunting novel in which a boy inhabits a seemingly ideal world: a world without conflict, poverty, unemployment, divorce, injustice, or inequality. December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each 12-year-old receives a life assignment from the Elders. Jonas’s friend Fiona is named Caretaker of the Old. His cheerful pal Asher becomes the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special.  (available now)
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth – In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world‚ society is divided into five factions‚ each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. On an appointed day of every year‚ all 16-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice‚ the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is — she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone‚ including herself.  (available now)
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth – Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead‚ the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war‚ sides must be chosen‚ secrets will emerge‚ and choices will become even more irrevocable — and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt‚ radical new discoveries‚ and shifting relationships‚ Tris must fully embrace her Divergence‚ even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.  (available now)
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth – The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent. (available now)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Katniss Everdeen is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what was once the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. Now the Capitol demands one boy and one girl from each district to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. When Kat’s sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.  (available now)
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing seems right. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol — that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. (available now)
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – Against all odds‚ Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive‚ she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse‚ President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe‚ either. Not Katniss’s family‚ not her friends‚ not the people of District 12. (available now)

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