Reviving Ophelia. Poster of the 2010 movie and cover of the 1994 book
Reviving Ophelia
Mary Pipher, 1994
movie vs book
Bobby Roth, 2010

Two sisters, Marie and Le Ann, have been each other’s pillars of support during life’s trials. However, they realize their bond is even more vital as they confront the challenges of understanding and guiding their teenage daughters. Marie’s daughter, Elizabeth, appears to have an idyllic life with a seemingly perfect boyfriend. On the other hand, Le Ann, a single parent, navigates the difficulties of raising her daughter, Kelli, as she grapples with the pressures of boys, friends, and school.

The Man Who Fell to Earth. Poster of the 1987 movie and cover of the 1963 book
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Walter Tevis, 1963
movie vs book
Bobby Roth, 1987

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who falls to Earth from a distant planet, landing in New Mexico. Appearing as an Englishman, Thomas has arrived on Earth on a mission to bring water back to his home planet, which is experiencing a catastrophic drought. Newton swiftly uses the advanced technology of his home planet to patent many inventions on Earth.