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Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone: Why We Love the Franchise

The term best-selling franchise really is an understatement.  Harry Potter is such a fandom, such a sensation, that Barnes and Noble stores were mobbed at midnight release days.  Having spawned seven books, nine movies, and a nearly unnumerable amount of spin-off material, Harry Potter is a resounding success, as well as the definitive Young Adult franchise.

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The 12 Best and Worst Book-to-Film Adaptations

Book adaptations are funny things.  They can either drive you to love the book and the story even more, or they can ruin the entire experience for you.  They’ve also become much more popular in Hollywood in the past few years.  Examples of this just in the past year or two include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The Fault in Our Stars, The Moral Instruments: City of Bones, Divergent, The Hobbit, and The Giver, just to name a few.  The quality of adaptations in the past few years has been varied and unpredictable, so here is a list of some our favorite, and not-so-favorite, book adaptations to come to the big screen.

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