Book vs Movie

Book vs Movie: Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

It feels like 2022 is the year of adaptations! We’ve already compared the Love & Gelato book and movie and The Summer I Turned Pretty book and TV show. Recently, we watched Netflix’s adaptation of Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between. Most of the story takes place over a single night, where Clare and Aidan decide if they should break up or stay together before starting college. With Clare leaving for Dartmouth in the morning, the two have just 12 hours to make a choice.

Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read or watched Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between.

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Book vs Movie

Book vs Movie: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato released in 2016 and made Jenna Evans Welch a popular name when it came to YA contemporary books. Netflix announced that the movie adaption of the book was coming out in 2022 and to say we were hesitant was an understatement. When we watched the trailer, we could already tell that a lot of changes were made. Still, we decided to give the movie a chance. Keep reading to learn all the differences between the book and the movie.

Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read or watched Love & Gelato

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Book vs Movie, Lists

Book vs TV Show: Tiny Pretty Things

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Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read the book series or watched the TV show. 

Late last year, Tiny Pretty Things released on Netflix. We had to watch it as soon as we saw the trailer. How could we resist a dark mystery set at a hyper-competitive ballet school? 

The book by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton was published in May 2015. We read the book recently and couldn’t wait to compare it to the show. 

While the show has not been renewed yet for a season 2, we hope it gets one. After all, the book has a sequel titled Shiny Broken Pieces. We’re excited to see what happens next in both the book and TV show. 

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Book vs Movie

Book vs Movie: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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Welcome to a new feature on our blog where we compare the YA book with its movie adaptation. It’s hard to find a movie adaption that can compare to the book. Still, some are much better than others. Do you have a favorite book to movie (or TV show) adaption? Let us know in the comments. 

Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read or watched Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys #3).

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Reviews, Then and Now

Then and Now: The Selection by Kiera Cass

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With the recent updates about Netflix’s movie adaption, we knew we had to reread The Selection and feature it on the blog. It’s been many years since we read the original trilogy…the spinoff books about Eadlyn don’t count. As one of our favorite YA series, we couldn’t wait to revisit the world that can be described as The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games

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Lists, Travel

YA City Guide: New York City

One thing we miss right now is travel. We’re both travel addicts and can’t wait to begin traveling across the U.S. again. Do you want to travel right now but can’t? We can help with book recommendations. The YA City Guide is a new feature on our blog to recommend books set in a certain city. If you haven’t already, check out our precious city guides for Paris and London

Our next YA City Guide is New York City! The city that never sleeps. The Big Apple. We admit, we became obsessed with NYC because of Gossip Girl. We used to dream of strolling the streets of the Upper East Side like Blair and Serena. Here are some of our favorite YA books set in NYC! 

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