‘The Kissing Booth’ author Beth Reekles decodes why book adaptations are instant hits
Beth Reekles was a teenager when she penned the teenybopper rom-com “The Kissing Booth”, which went on to become a hit film and also spawned a successful sequel for OTT. A third instalment is in post-production.
This is not the first time a book for young adults or teenagers has been turned into a film. Several adaptations have become very popular, including the “Harry Potter” franchise, “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Princess Diaries” franchise among many others. Reekles decodes why such book adaptations are instant hits.
“For me, as a reader, it’s always when the adaptation captures the heart and soul of the movie. Yes, characters might not look the way you imagined, and the adaptation might create new scenes and cut your favourite parts of the book — but if it captures the emotion, the dynamics, the personalities that you loved in the book, that’s when it can work really well,” Reekles told IANS.