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Loved the book? Check out the graphic novel!

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 3:38pm by gulickb


Whenever a much beloved book is adapted into another form, whether it's a graphic novel or *gasp* a movie starring Brendan Fraser as your favorite character (and thus ruining the image you had of that character forever) there is always the temptation to scoff at the adaptation.
I mean how can it compare to the awesomeness that is the original book? The answer is, quite often that it can’t, and it shouldn’t.
While adaptations can often be enjoyed by those who are already fans, the idea behind them is often to appeal to a new audience, as well as the old.
So if you’re ready to take the plunge into new adaptations of some amazing books check out the following.
[b:1462222|The Graveyard Book] by Neil Gaiman follows Nobody Owens as he grows up in a graveyard, raised by ghosts.

[b:1438328| The Infernal Devices] adapted from the smash hit series by Cassandra Clare [:catalog/search/keyword/the%20mortal%20instruments|The Mortal Instruments].

[:catalog/search/callnum/"Teen%2BGraphic%2BNovel%2B%252F%2BMaximum%2BRide"|Maximum Ride] adapted into a Manga from James Pattersons hit fantasy series.

[:catalog/search/callnum/"Teen%2BGraphic%2BNovel%2B%252F%2BVampire%2BAcademy"|Vampire Academy] is an adaptation of the wildly popular Vampire Academy series.

And last but no means least Phillip Pullman’s [b:1493601|The Golden Compass] has been adapted into a wonderful graphic novel, originally published in France. The art is breathtaking and worth reading if you’re a fan or not of the original series


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