Sunday, June 5, 2016

Seven sob-inducing books that deserve to be made into movies

Lindsey Lewis Smithson has her MFA from UC Riverside’s Palm Desert Low Residency MFA. She has served as the Poetry Editor and the Managing Editor for The Coachella Review, in addition to having read for The Pacific Review and The Whistling Fire. At the B&N Reads blog she tagged seven sob-inducing books that deserve to be made into movies, including:
We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart

Everything changes for Cadence Sinclair during her fifteenth summer at her family’s beach. As Cadence struggles with memory loss, physical injuries, and a secret that no one is willing to share, she is also growing into adulthood. After spending the next summer in Europe, and then finally returning to the family’s beloved summer house on the island, Cadence has to face some harsh realities about herself and her cousins. In much the same vein as the twisty Gone Girl, readers will find themselves by turns sad, frustrated, amazed, and shocked. It’s nearly impossible to read this book without having some strong feelings, and a movie adaption would be irresistible.
Read about the other entries on the list.

We Were Liars is among Ruth Ware's top ten psychological thrillers and Meredith Moore's five favorite YA thrillers.

--Marshal Zeringue