Hi5- Books into Movies

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The topic for this week's Hi5 is your top 5 picks for books made into movies:

1) A Walk to Remember

Nicholas Sparks is an incredible author, as I'm sure many of you already know, but A Walk to Remember was one of my all time favorite books. So when I heard there was a movie I was a little worried that it wouldn't come close to holding up. The film, however, did not disappoint. It wasn't exactly like the book, which I know not all movies can be, but it was pretty darn close. The film still had the characters' traits down along with Jamie and Landon's perfect love for one another. Which is why it is number one on my list.

2) Harry Potter

How could I possibly make a book to movie list without adding the Harry Potter movies? It's action packed and full of adventure, just like the books!

3) Ella Enchanted

This is one of the first chapter books I fell in love with (along with my mom) and was thrilled when it became a movie. Anne Hathaway did a great job portraying Ella and I thought it kept to the storyline (maybe not as much as I wanted it to but) it turned out to be a pretty good movie.

4) Horton Hears A Who

Probably not something you'd except on a YA book blog, but come on! This movie was incredibly cute! This was my favorite book when I was little and I thought the movie was a really adorable adaption of it. The characters are lovable just like in Dr. Seuss' book, it's perfect.

5) Princess Diaries

I almost didn't put this on my list, but the Disney movie got me to read the series, which I fell in love with. Even though the movies are not close to the books, without it I would have never heard of the series, so thank you Disney.

What's Your Top 5?

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Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters
By Natalie Standiford
September 2010

The Sullivan sisters have a big problem. On Christmas Day their rich and imperious grandmother gathers the family and announces that she will soon die . . .and has cut the entire family out of her will. Since she is the source of almost all their income, this means they will soon be penniless.

Someone in the family has offended her deeply. If that person comes forward with a confession of her (or his) crime, submitted in writing to her lawyer by New Year's Day, she will reinstate the family in her will. Or at least consider it.

And so the confessions begin....

I cannot wait until this book comes out! I've had my eye on it since I saw it on a book blog in June. This sounds so different from what I've been reading lately. It will be really fun to hear all their confessions and to find out exactly what her grandmother was offended by. I haven't read a mystery in quite some time and this sounds just perfect!