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Books to Movies: What’s Your Favorite? | Simone Elkeles

Books to Movies: What’s Your Favorite?

I was going to write a blog about my favorite movies (think She’s the Man, The Cutting Edge, and Sixteen Candles), but then I thought it would be great to write about some of my favorite books that were turned into movies.


You can’t talk about books turned into movies without mentioning The Outsiders.  What an amazing book and a great movie.  I was obsessed with it as a teen – I can recite almost every word by heart.  And the cast…probably the hottest cast of teen boys ever put in one movie.  I can watch The Outsiders over and over!  I had the biggest crush on C. Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio.



A very edgy teen book titled Sooner or Later was turned into a made-for-TV movie with teen heartthrob Rex Smith in the early 80’s. Rex sang “You Take My Breath Away” and he was super sexy.  I haven’t seen the movie lately, but I’m mentioning it because it was one of my favorite books as a teen.


The Notebook.  Ok, so I’ve heard that Nicholas Sparks says he writes love stories and NOT romance.  What’s wrong with romance, Nick?  Don’t knock it and embrace the fact that your stories are romances.  I thought the acting in The Notebook was amazing and I loved every minute of it.  I loved it so much that I bought the DVD.



The best middle grade romance in my opinion is Flipped.  It’s funny and sweet and a great romance for all ages.  I LOVED it!  So when I heard it was being turned into a movie I was thrilled!  If you haven’t seen it, watch it!



Beautiful Creatures came out this year and it’s a must-see.  It has beautiful cinematography, a great cast, and a timeless romance.  What more could you want from a great book turned into a great movie?



What are some of your favorite books turned into movies?  I know I’ve missed a bunch.  Hopefully one day my books will be turned into movies…I’m hoping this is the year that happens!

46 Responses to Books to Movies: What’s Your Favorite?

  1. Marissa Billingsley says:

    First of all, The Outsiders is my favorite movie too!! The best of the best! I happened to love the Harry Potter movies! The books by J.K. Rowling are fantastic and the movies just made it even more amazing! I hope your Perfect Chemistry books become movies because they’re awesome! My friend and I read those books and we just fell in love with them! We’re the hopeless romantic types and it’s just so romantic! 🙂 Good luck!!!! 🙂
    P.S: You’re an amazing author and I hope to be like you when I become an author! 🙂

    • simoneelkeles says:

      That is so sweet and totally makes my day! I hope Perfect Chemistry becomes a movie someday too! That would be such a dream come true for me! Thank you for reading my books and tell your friend thank you from me too! I hope you both find your true loves someday! 🙂

  2. Carly says:

    I loved Flipped too! I also enjoyed Life of Pi, A Walk to Remember, and am looking forward to City of Bones.

    If Perfect Chemistry is made into a movie, my dream cast would be the cast of the book trailer!

    • simoneelkeles says:

      Thanks, Carly! I think of Alex, Giancarlo and Gabriel as the REAL Fuentes brothers! They’ve become like family to me, so I’m glad you love them too!

      • Mary says:

        Omg >.< I really love your books perfect chemistry,rules of attraction & chain reaction are such good AMAZIMG books and I hope they become movies

      • mayra says:

        Have u heard anything about perfect chemistry becoming a movie? because I read the book and it is amazing!

      • Estefany says:

        OMG please i hope those books become movies i have read them so many times i lost count please try and make them movies i will buy them all right awash i love the cholo love aspect of them their my ALL time FAVes <3 Alex, Carlo, Luis & Brittany, Kiara, and Nikki omg best ever please try and make them to movies please

  3. BJ Neary says:

    I loved City of Bones and was so no happy when the movie received bad reviews (I think the reviewers did not read the book!!!) and my latest favorite is Catching Fire and I will be going to see The Book Thief soon. I would love to see the Perfect Chemistry books made into a movie, love the Fuentes brothers!

  4. Lynne says:

    I was wondering, is the Perfect Chemistry series coming out in movies(or are they already)?

  5. Shy says:

    Is there any word on having a perfect chemistry movie??

  6. Kaila says:

    When are the movies of perfect chemistry, rules of attractions, and chain reaction coming out? I read “Perfect Chemistry” and I loovvvvvveeeeee it, best book ever. I like these kind of books. After reading the 1st one I’m really excited from the rest of the books and now the movies. Your the best author of all times.

    • Kailakaila says:

      Are you making “Perfect Chemisty”, “Rules of Attractions”, “Chain Reaction” in movies? Are you making them now? Gabriel is really sexy. Keep the people in the book trailer for the movie. I love the romance and how bad boys end up liking the girl they didn’t they can get. Carlos relationship is sexxy.

  7. Kaila says:

    When are the movie coming out for the series of Perfect Chemistry ?

  8. Panna. says:

    There are many books which have made ​​a good movie. But I think that the Perfect Chemistry is a perfect book, and I think that it would be a perfect movie! I loved it so much and I want the movieeeeee!!
    Oh, and you are a perfect writer! 😀
    Good Luck! 🙂

  9. Camryn Brown says:

    I loved these movies, especially Beautiful Creatures. I loved all your books, especially Perfect Chemistry. I read them and introduced them to my sister who loved them as well. I hope they become movies!!! Do you have an idea of some books I could read that are similar to yours?

  10. Tina-Elise says:

    Hey Simone Elkeles. I’m a big fan of your books I have read, perfect chemistry, rules of attraction and chain reaction. I’m from Norway, so I am sorry for the bad english. I know this page is to write what movie we think are best. But I would say that I would rather see the three books as movies, than those movies you have picked out. So if you manage to make perfect chemistry, rules of attraction and chain reaction, as movies, I would buy them right away. I’m going through, write a recommendation for some directors to make films about these three books. Love your books!! From a fifteen year old girl in Norway …

  11. G says:

    I love Perfect Attraction, it would be amazing if it became a film!

  12. jayla says:

    Omg if perfect chemistry gets made into a movie my life would be complete. You’re such an amazing writer <3

    Is perfect chemistry going to be made into a movie?

  13. Destiney babel says:

    I literally read Chain reactions in a day!!! I was so excited I couldn’t put it down. I was so pleased with how it ended but are you going to write more?!? That would be amazing, I hope theses turn into a movie they feel perfect for them! Have you heard any word on it! Oh my this series was perfect. I want more and more. Like the kids life’s would be cool! It should be a movie that would be perfect! I want more please email me if you get the chance please 🙂

  14. Melodie Pamil says:

    Hi, i heard a lot of rumors about perfect chemistry being made into a movie and when i looked online there seems to be a cast and everything so i have no idea what is going on ! 😀 please explain to me if you have time

    PS: I’m probably a little young for the book (15) but i still loved it, it is one of my favourite books and i have read a LOT of books 😀

  15. Emily Lyons says:

    I love your books and your writing is amazing! I really hope the they turn both the perfect chemistry trilogy and/or the how to ruin triliogy become movies. Would you have alexander, giancarlo, and gabriel reprise their roles as the fuentes brothers? Willmthe girks reprise theirs? That would be awesome! And would yih have it completely filmed in chicago? Also how would be your perfect avi and amy? Btw, giving my best to amber. She is such a strong and brave person from what I have read.

  16. Araceli says:

    I looved the Outsiders! It was such a great book and even better movie! I also loved your Perfect Chemistry trilogy! I started reading them in 7th grade and I’ve been rereading them ever since! (I’m now a sophomore in highschool) I’m also from a Chicago suburb, so the books were so much real to me! I’ve convinced all my friends to read them as well and they all loved it! I probably love Chain Reaction the most just because I can relate to Nikki so much! I always tell people I want to play her when it becomes a movie, lol. You are such an amazing author and I hope your books become movies! Thank you for these books. They truly are incredible.

  17. Brianna says:

    I loved your perfect chemistry books as soon as I started reading I just couldn’t put it down now getting your other books!

  18. Saritaa says:

    A friend talked me about ‘perfect chemistry’ and i went at the library to take it! I started reading it and i couldn’t stop! I finished it in 2 days. I was completly addicted and i still do! I’m able to read it over and over again i’ll never get tired of it! By the way is there a movie coming up ? Or something? I’d LOVEEEEEEEE to play brittnay’s role oh god yeah! Anyway, u’ve done a great job to be honest! Im a huge fan of yours by now! And im gonna read the other books about ‘the fuentes brothers’ xoxo have a nice day

  19. sehrish says:

    I love your perfect chemistry books! They are absoloutely amazing! I coudn’t stop reading them. They are so addictive and inspirational. I really hope that the perfect chemistry will be made into a movie. I always wonder if its going to be just as amazing as the book and hopefully it will be!

  20. sehrish says:

    i love your perfect chemitry collection!!

  21. Ashley Thompson says:

    I absolutely loved Perfect Chemistry! I just ordered Rules of Attraction. I hope they make a movie out of this series. I will be the first to be in that theatre when it comes out. I can not wait until I receive the second book. Perfect Chemistry had me on edge and crying and laughing all at the same time. I love books, and this book was one of very few that I could picture everything that was happening. I just wish there was more books to the series. You are a great writer and I am glad you chose to write this series.

  22. Julianne says:

    The Perfect Chemistry trilogy needs to be turned into movies.

  23. Shannon says:

    All of the Perfect Chemistry Series have Epilogues in the back. Are you going to make books off of those Epilogues with them and their children?

  24. Kim holt says:

    I don’t read many books but when I was broad and saw Perfect Chemistry I couldn’t take my eyes off it I read the hold but in 3 days I love it looking forward to reading the other books you have Wirtten I was wondering is there going to be a movie for Perfect Chemistry cause I wouldn’t mine watching it the book made me laugh, cry and happy I love the book I hoping there will be a movie (if there isn’t already) is there a movie about it ????

  25. rhiannon says:

    I love perfect chemistry I’m about to read the second book they should really make these books into movies i would most definitely go to the theaters to see it!

  26. Dulce Prado says:

    I read the Perfect Chemistry series and they are the best books I’ve read! I wish you would make a movie with the original boys and girls from your website! The boys are so cute and with the girls it would just make sense cause we can see the chemistry they have! Please take all of our comments into consideration and make your fans the movies we would love to watch! I also loved your book series Leaving Paradise!

  27. Apple says:

    I hope sone day you make a move to (perfect chemestry ) . The books is amazing and i winter more of them

  28. Nae Elisa says:

    I truly loved each of your books.. But my favorite book of all was Perfect Chemistry !! I hope that becomes a movie.

  29. Giu says:

    Hello, i live in belgium and i’ve read all your books in german. I very wish that your books are going to turn into movies. Do you have news about it? I mean, can you already say if one day they will be turn into movies?

  30. Lexi says:

    Will Perfect Chemistry ever become a movie i read all the books and loved them i just want to watch the movies now.

  31. Debbie says:

    I seriously love all of your books! my most favorite were the paradise series, and i think that they should make a movie out of it!(:

  32. Diamond says:

    Hey I’m 13 and I’ll be 14 in March I have ready perfect chemistry like 10 times and I loved it and I really do Hope use it in to a movie that would make me so mich happier and i would love to
    See everyday when I watch tv and they have the movie trailers I hope that I’ll see the one fo perfect chemistry and another thing did they alreadyake the movie or naw ?

  33. Mary says:

    I think that anyone that has came along the Perfect Chemistry series has loved them I know I really enjoyed them that I’ve even read them all over again. But I think the question we all want to know is if you plan on making the movies for them?

  34. MaryLydia says:

    I think that anyone that has came along the Perfect Chemistry series has loved them I know I really enjoyed them that I’ve even read them all over again. But I think the question we all want to know is if you plan on making the movies for them?

  35. Alondra says:

    Your books are the best books to be honest I’ve never loved to read and when my sister told me about your books I told her I would read at least 5 chapters but then I really started to like it then I read the whole book and read all 3 of the series and I’ve read leaving paradise and return to paradise also wild cards I really enjoy reading your books and I hope your books can be made into movies because all your books would make great movies I’m rooting for the perfect chemistry movie I hope it becomes a movie that would be amazing!!!!!:-)

  36. Sabrina says:

    I love the actors in your book trailor of perfect chemistry is it nonfiction ?

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