The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, was made into a movie.
We're reading it now, for our first monthly book discussion, and one reason I wanted to read it again is because I'd just watched The Hunger Games (movie) again and watched the 'making of' extras. Some of the actors in it said they wanted to be in the movie because of the book. Hmm. I'd read all the books in the series and thought - okay, let's read that first book again.
I think a lot of the movie was very good or even excellent. Much of the excellence of the movie is because of the actors and actresses. I don't know of many who could play Katniss, Effie, Cinna, President Snow (and others) as well as those chosen to play them.
The movie was, somehow, a bit more gritty than my imagination while reading the book. I think a lot of that was because of the brilliance of the actors, because I got drawn into the 'here we are' a bit more firmly watching the movie.
There were changes from book to movie, one which was rather huge at the end of the movie (spoilers!) but which I could see would make it easier to create the movie sequels if any were made.
I think the adaptation was very good. The book is very good. Yes, it was a successful hunt for both.
*Siggy and Avatar from The Princess Bride*"You have the inborn natural right to remain silent. Don't think about it, don't talk about it, shuush ....STILL."~Xaris