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Page To Screen – Back with Another One

Hello everyone! I am back with some more Page to Screen thoughts. This is a short one. I am working on getting through a show right now and I’ll be back with more!

First up, Lost Girls by Robert Kolker

Prior to reading the book, I was familiar with the cases as I had seen some crime shows that featured those particular cases. The book was well written. It mainly focused on the women and how they grew up. The different choices and paths they each took. The author did a great job in really showing us who these women were. They were more than just call girls. There wasn’t a lot of police work or insight to the case. I believe because it’s still an ongoing case. I really enjoyed the book.

I watched the movie on Netflix, which focused on Shannan Gilbert rather than each woman. Mari Gilbert is portrayed differently from the book. I didn’t care too much for her because of her actions in the book. I didn’t enjoy the movie as much as I thought I would. It’s hard to pinpoint why the movie didn’t do it for me.


Next, Dare Me by Megan Abbott

I actually saw a preview for the show before I knew it was based on a book. I got the book and in I went. The book has a dark vibe to it which I really dug. It wasn’t enough to make it a great read. To me, the book was overshadowed by bratty entitled cheerleaders. Teens with too much time on their hands. I struggled a little bit getting through the book. It was an okay read. Maybe I am not the target audience.

The show is SO much better. Yes there is still entitled cheerleaders but the show offers more. The dark vibe is there. LOVE IT! Beth, isn’t annoying as she is in the book. In fact, she’s the most likable character on the show for me. I was surprised at how annoying Addy is. She wasn’t in the book. Again these are my own thoughts. It looks like there will be a season two and I will be there for it.


That’s it for this edition of Page to Screen! I hope you liked it or it helped you decide your next read.

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Page to Screen – My Thoughts

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There are tons of movies and shows based off books. Sometimes I find out after I’ve watched a show or movie that it was based on a book. I used to try to read the book first and then watch the show or movie. That doesn’t always happen and I’ve made peace with it. 

Do you watch the movie or show first or do you read the book?


I finally got around to reading Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. I had watched the show prior when it first came out. Although I enjoyed the book, I liked the show a bit better. 

Both the book and the show had that dark vibe to it but I think the show was a bit more dark and if you know me, you know I love me some dark.

I feel a lot had to do with the actors/actresses and directing to bring that darkness and thriller to life.

I remember binge watching this with a friend and we were hooked!

I kept hearing about the movie, After and saw it was based on a book. I decided to read it before watching the movie. If you follow my reviews, you know my feelings on it. I decided to watch the movie and compare the two. 

The movie is slightly different than the book. Oh what a surprise *heavy sarcasm*

In the movie, they made Hardin more likable. Book Hardin is a HUGE jerk. I am the few that wasn’t totally crazy about this book/movie. Check out my review for my feelings on it.

“You” has been a huge success and before watching it, I wanted to read the book. I did and I was a little disappointed. The hype had set my expectations really high.

I started the show and totally binge watched it over the weekend. The show again was slightly different than the book. The actors/actresses did a great job! Am I supposed to like Joe? Probably not but I do. Thanks Netflix and Penn Badgley!

I have plans on reading the second book, Hidden Bodies and then tackling the show after.


I will have more Page to Screen coming.

Let me know in the comments some of your favorite page to screen movies or shows.