Being obsessed with all things YA fiction can be the best thing in the world, but it does also mean that there's a 99.9% chance your favourite book will be (or already has been) adapted for the big screen.
Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Fault In Our Stars and Divergent are just some of the books that have had the Hollywood treatment already, and this week Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave became the latest YA title to make it to the movies.
Most of 'em have been AMAZING and definitely not a disappointment, but it's always risky when you hear that your fave read is becoming a film. Ohgodohgodohgodohgod.
Here's the 13 feels that you'll go through when it's your turn.
Your favourite book is finally earning the recognition it deserves. For years it's sat quietly on your bedside table being read and re-read as you try and convince your friends that they NEED it in their lives. YOU WILL RISE ONCE MORE, BELOVED BOOK.
It's all very well and good playing the parts out in your head while you're reading, but now your own personal, imaginative world is going to the big screen. That scene that you LOVE will be an actual, real thing that you can WATCH with your EYEBALLS. Life is great.
Hang on one second there, Spielberg. Err actually, the chances are that this movie won't be entirely identical to how the book looks in your head. Things will look and sound and be different. This is not right. Why is this happening.
Ahmahgahd you hadn't even thought about the casting possibilities. How will they find a male and female human that look EXACTLY right for the parts? There's the sudden realisation that he probably won't have that scar on his right earlobe that you gave him in your mind. Omg this will surely never work.
The deep, dark feeling of BLEUGH that you get when you think of all the other books that have been turned into terrible films, RIP. What if they do to your fave what they did to The Golden Compass. You're not sure you can stand that kind of pain and suffering.
What if they HOLLYWOOD-IZE everything about it. The characters' cute mannerisms are sure to become OTT quirks that make you want to poke yourself in the eye, and the thought of them missing out your favourite part because it's not dramatic enough is enough to make you burst into flames. THIS MUST BE STOPPED.
Well this is just the worst idea. They'll quite obviously never make it as good as the books are, omg why even bother. WHY. Ugh Hollywood is the worst and curse the author's first born for selling out like this.
Because the casting has started and it's wrong wrong wrong all wrong oh god why. She's been cast with the wrong eye colour, he's supposed to be British and the actor's American so the accent is going to ruin your life. They've missed out the scene that you always pictured yourself in. HOW DARE THEY. BURN THEM ALL.
Oh cruel world. There is nothing you can do about this. Nothing at all. What was once a beautiful book will now be chewed up and spat out by the film industry, and you've just got to sit back and watch the world burn. You'll never fall in love again.
It's your book and not Hollywoods OKAY. Now everyone else is suddenly hopping on the bandwagon and buying themselves a copy with the movie book cover rather than the old illustration book cover. They don't even get it.
Because you know that, even after all this fretting and fury, you're going to HAVE to go and see it anyway, because obviously. Maybe you won't hate it that much. Maybe there'll be ONE good bit that you can hold dearly and focus on to ignore the rest of the crap parts.
Fine. This is happening. I'm going to watch it. And at least it'll never be as bad as the first Twilight.
The reviews are good. THE REVIEWS ARE GOOD. I knew this book first and now it's the biggest thing going and everything is going to be okay and now you can buy MERCH too. What was all the fuss about?
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