• WCPL Team

Film vs. Book: “Wonder,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” and “The Disaster Artist”

As we reach the end of 2017, there are several movies currently playing in theaters which are based on books that you can find in our library system.  But how do they compare to the original stories?


Wonder

For those who have not read it yet, Wonder is about a boy named August (Auggie) Pullman, born with an unusual face that leads people to point and stare at him.  He’s been home schooled for most of his life due to the high number of surgeries that he’s needed to help him breath, eat, hear, etc.  But his mother decides that it’s time for him to start going to a private school, and the book follows his first year in fifth grade through his eyes and the eyes of other people in his life.


I thoroughly enjoyed the film version of Wonder and would highly recommend it to families and fans of the book!  Director Stephen Chbosky did a nice job of covering the different characters’ perspectives the way R.J. Palacio did in her novel.  The child actors portraying Auggie, Jack Will, Via, Julian, Summer, etc. all play their roles perfectly.  It’s a great movie for families to watch over the course of Winter Break.

12 views

HEADS UP:

Contactless, outside holds pick-up only;

appointments for PC use start 12-1-20

Click here for details >

West Chester Public Library Logo

West Chester Public Library

415 N. Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380

Main Desk: (610) 696-1721

Children's Desk: (610) 696-7985

Mondays - Thursdays 10:00am—7:00pm

Fridays - Saturdays 10:00am—5:00pm
Closed Sundays

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
Chester County Library System Logo
Power Library Logo

Copyright © 2020 West Chester Public Library. All rights reserved.

Logo by Shaun Casper, Open Haus Studio. Website by Laura A. Mikowychok Design & Media, LLC.