Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. June 2018 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
movie posters for the 2 featured movies

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie, or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The library is here to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming This June

Book cover for Breath
Winton, Tim.

When paramedic Bruce is called to the scene of a hurt teenager, he is thrown back into memories of his own adolescence. He and his good friend Loonie were teenage surfers, obsessed with the thrill of surfing Australia’s shores. After meeting and befriending a much older former pro surfer, they found themselves pushed beyond safety, sanity and sense. Years later, Bruce still struggles to deal with the aftermath of that ill-fated friendship.

Book cover for Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar
Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar
Vallejo, Virginia,

Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar is the memoir of journalist Virginia Vallejo’s five year long romantic relationship with Pablo Escobar. Escobar was a minor politician when Vallejo first met and interviewed him in 1982. As they fell in love, Escobar rose to power as the head of Colombia’s Medellin cartel. Through their relationship, Vallejo saw firsthand the dawn of the Colombian drug cartels and the secret dealings that helped them thrive.