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From pages to screen

Adaptations to enjoy on Netflix

As our schedules are getting more and more hectic whilst working from home and attending online classes, a good way to relax is to binge-watch some films and shows on Netflix. Even if you have not picked up any books recently, you will enjoy watching these adaptations on the streaming platform.

All The Bright Places (2020)

Based on the internationally bestselling novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven, the story revolves around teens Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Justice Smith), who are facing personal struggles.  After being assigned to research the hidden wonders of Indiana, the protagonists unexpectedly form a powerful bond. Featuring a diverse cast of characters, this is a good watch over the weekend.

Room (2015)

This film adaptation of Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue's novel, Room, is a brilliant thriller. After being kidnapped by a psychopath, a young woman (Brie Larson) is held captive in a small shed, along with her son (Jacob Tremblay). This intense story leaves an impact, and rightly addresses the rise in violence and crimes against women.

The Baby-Sitters Club (2020)

This series of novels written by Ann M. Martin gained immense popularity among young readers between 1986 and 2000. The stories revolve around a group of friends, navigating their everyday problems. Claudia, Kristy, Stacey and Mary decide to start a baby-sitting business to look after the kids in their neighbourhood. The characters are lively and their storylines incorporate their family dynamics, friendships and relationships. The show perfectly blends nostalgia with modernity.

The Little Prince (2015)

3D animated film The Little Prince reintroduces audiences to the classic written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The film narrates the story of an aviator who comes across a boy from outer space. As he recalls his explorations with his young neighbour, she starts connecting with the story and is set to find the lost prince, with the help of his fox.

The Willoughbys (2020)

Based on the book of the same name by Lois Lowry, the animated film portrays the lives of four siblings who are set to unravel new adventures with their nanny. The storyline is humorous and trailed through how the characters solve their own issues, after sending their parents for a dangerous vacation. The light-hearted film beautifully depicts the dynamics of the family.

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