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Bestseller to Box Office Quiz – guessing closed

quizSo many great books have become movies so far this year.  Let’s see wht you can figure out from Goodreads description of the book – no cheating!

Take your best guesses, be entered to win a prize – you only need one correct answer to be eligible for a prize.  No cheating (using the web to help find answers) or copying.  All extra details can be found here.

Leave your guesses in the comment section by Tuesday afternoon.

1. Is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they’ve taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world.   The Best of Me

2. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.   The Fault in Our Stars

3. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.   Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.  The Maze Runner

4. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.    Gone Girl

5. The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family—including Judd’s mother, brothers, and sister—have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judd’s radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public.  Simultaneously mourning the death of his father and the demise of his marriage, Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch’s dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together.   This is Where I Leave You

6. Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?  Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.   If I Stay

7. Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training.  The Giver

8. In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both.   Divergent

9. New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake, orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side.  Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying.   Winter’s Tale

10. St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .   Vampire Academy

 

October 22, 2014 - Posted by | Quizzes |

10 Comments »

  1. 1. The Best of Me
    2. The Fault In Our Stars
    3. The Mazerunner
    4. Gone Girl

    6. If I Stay
    7. The Giver
    8. Divergent
    9. Winter’s Tale
    10. Vampire Academy

    Comment by Heather | October 22, 2014 | Reply

  2. Hey, I actually know some of these!

    1 – The Best of Me
    2 – The Fault in Our Stars
    3 – The Maze Runner
    4 – Gone Girl (I’ve seen it once and am going again tomorrow)
    5 – This Is Where I Leave You
    6 –
    7 – The Giver
    8 –
    9 – Winter’s Tale (thanks for explaining this one; I didn’t understand it when I saw it)
    10 –

    Comment by BermudaOnion | October 22, 2014 | Reply

    • LOL on the Winter’s Tale. I kinda liked it. Gone Girl twice?! I liked it, so dark like the book. 70 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 29, 2014 | Reply

  3. I’ve read all the books, but one. I’ve seen only one movie (Divergent).
    1. The Best of Me
    2. The Fault In Our Stars
    3. The Maze Runner
    4. Gone Girl
    5. This Is Where I Leave You
    6. If I Stay
    7. The Giver
    8. Divergent
    9. Winter’s Tale
    10. Vampire Academy

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | October 22, 2014 | Reply

    • 100 points. I’ve actually seen 6 but only read 2.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 29, 2014 | Reply

  4. 1. The Best of Me
    2. The Fault in Our Stars
    3. Maze Runner
    4. Gone Girl
    5. This Is Where I Leave You
    6. If I Stay
    7. The Giver
    8. Divergent
    9. Winter’s Tale
    10. Vampire Academy

    Comment by Word Lily | October 22, 2014 | Reply

  5. I know one! Maybe two..
    4. Gone Girl
    8. Divergent

    Comment by Leslie | October 28, 2014 | Reply


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