Back to back Road Trips? I'm so ashamed!
Hope everyone had a wonderful and productive long holiday weekend!
Interesting topic this week on YA Highway:
What movie do you wish had been a book first?(And if it WERE a book, who should have written it?)
I'm going with my all-time favorite movie, Dead Poet Society...If there's anyone who hasn't seen this one, run, don't walk to your movie rental place. RIGHT NOW! You won't regret it!
As to who should have written a novel version first...it was originally written as a screenplay by Tom Schulman, so he, by rights, should have been the one to write a novel version, especially before the screenplay...it was his idea.
Now, what I'd like to read is a YA retelling...in a contemporary setting...maybe a military school, or one of those last-resort places they send troubled kids. And I think Cris Crutcher is the perfect person for the job since he writes about at-risk youth, positive adult influences on youth and different philosophical approaches to life.
This screenplay/novel thing does bring up an interesting question...are you more interested in how the original author would expand on a familiar story and characters, or will any author's imaginings do?