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Read it First!

Read the book, before you watch the film! 

As with most years, there are many book to film and TV adaptations due to be released in 2021. Here are three books due to be adapted that I recommend reading, before the adaptation is released! The books are suitable for all Hayesbrook students unless stated otherwise.










The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness has been adapted into a film called Chaos Walking starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, due to be released March 5th. The book is about a boy named Todd, who lives in a town with no women, where all the men can hear each other’s thoughts. When he comes across a strange girl outside the town, he begins an adventure that changes everything he thought about his world.


The new Netflix series Shadow and Bone, premiering on April 23rd, is based on two series by Leigh Bardugo, the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. The first book in the Grisha series, which shares its name with the Netflix series, is about a teenage orphan who suddenly learns that she has the power to summon light, making her extremely valuable to the king. Six of Crows, set in the same universe, is about a group of criminals who are hired to rescue a scientist from the most heavily guarded building in their country.


A film based on Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, a joint winner of the local Southeast Schools Themed Book Awards in 2019, is premiering on Netflix on March 3rd. Moxie is about a girl named Viv who starts a campaign to fight back against sexual harassment in her school, by publishing an anonymous zine. Though the book deals with a serious topic, it is also hilarious and the film is also sure to be funny as it is directed by famed comedian Amy Poehler. (Recommended for ages 14+)