YPG Book to Film

We hold monthly book-to-film club events, where we read, watch and discuss books which have been turned into films! Click the YPG Book-to-Film page for more information!

Put to Pasture: YPG Book to Film Club Takes on a Not-So-Pretty Film Version of All the Pretty Horses

Put to Pasture: YPG Book to Film Club Takes on a Not-So-Pretty Film Version of All the Pretty Horses

On Wednesday, April 18, a solid group of YPG members gathered at the AAP offices to watch the 2000 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses (Vintage, 1993), directed by Billy Bob Thornton and starring Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, and Penelope Cruz. Read on for their perhaps surprising take!
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Big Lessons from a Small Girl: YPG’s Book to Film Club Reviews Matilda

Big Lessons from a Small Girl: YPG’s Book to Film Club Reviews Matilda

It was a small and excited group of YPGers that hunkered down on Wednesday, October 12, in a conference room at Penguin's offices to watch the film adaptation of Matilda--a tiny girl with an outsized intellect who meets her match when she starts school at Crunchem Hall!
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Hungry for the Games: YPG Does Battle on Hunger Games Trivia Night

Hungry for the Games: YPG Does Battle on Hunger Games Trivia Night

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, around sixty YPG members from twelve AAP member houses and several literary agencies gathered at the AAP New York offices to duke it out on YPG's first ever Trivia Night devoted to The Hunger Games! Trivia Night made YPG members even more excited for the film's release, and will...
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Just Push Play: YPG Book to Film Enjoys Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Just Push Play: YPG Book to Film Enjoys Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

At the latest Club gathering, 23 YPG members from more than 12 publishing houses and literary agencies gathered at Scholastic February 22 to watch the film adaptation of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Overall, consensus was that Nick and Norah translated well to the screen, changes, random cameos, and all!
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Next YPG Book to Film Club Viewing: All the Pretty Horses

Next YPG Book to Film Club Viewing: All the Pretty Horses

By popular vote, our next book to film selection will be All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf/Random House)! The viewing and discussion will take place on Wednesday, April 18, at the AAP New York offices (71 Fifth Avenue, second floor) at 7:00 pm.
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YPG Book to Film Club Takes to Theaters for a Viewing of The Help

YPG Book to Film Club Takes to Theaters for a Viewing of The Help

As the summer rendition of the YPG Book to Film Club, YPG members gathered at the AMC Loews 19th Street East 6 to watch the film adaptation of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Lively discussion over cocktails followed!
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Getting to the Bottom of the Buzz: YPG Book-to-Film Club Takes on Winter’s Bone

Getting to the Bottom of the Buzz: YPG Book-to-Film Club Takes on Winter’s Bone

How far would you go to keep your family safe? On June 22, 2011, a hardy group of YPG members from twelve AAP member publishing houses and literary agencies came together to find out, as the lights went down for the Book-to-Film Club screening of "Winter’s Bone."
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YPG is ‘Never Letting Go’ of its Book-to-Film Club

YPG is ‘Never Letting Go’ of its Book-to-Film Club

Do you ever wonder if the book is really always better than the movie? YPG members gathered on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:00pm to find out at the first meeting of the YPG Book-to-Film Club.
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