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One Day bookHollywood Crush loves a good book—and so do moviemakers, seeing as more than a few of our favorite reads are headed for the silver screen. With so many adaptations in the works, keeping the ol' reading list current is harder than ever, which is where CrushNotes comes in! We give you the low-down on books before they hit the big screen.

You may only need 24 hours to read David Nicholls' smart and romantic international bestseller "One Day," as the book is so darn good you won't want to put it down. But, in case you don't have one day to read the 2009 novel, we're here to help. On August 19, you'll get to experience a decades-spanning relationship between two friends who learn profound lessons in love, loss and life together. Here's everything you should know about the beloved book before it heads to the big screen next Friday! (Fair warning: It's slightly spoilery!)

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The Helpby Christina Garibaldi

Hollywood Crush loves a good book—and so do moviemakers, seeing as more than a few of our favorite reads are headed for the silver screen. With so many adaptations in the works, keeping the ol' reading list current is harder than ever, which is where CrushNotes comes in! We give you the low-down on books before they hit the big screen.

This week, Emma Stone graces the big screen for her third (!!) movie of the summer, with a starring turn in "The Help," a film adaptation of the best selling 2009 novel by Kathryn Stockett. The book follows a 22-year-old writer who puts her friendships and career on the line to tell the true story of what it's like to be a black maid in 1960s Mississippi. Now, you may think this book is nothing but serious, but we’ve got news for you: It’s actually pretty funny! Here’s everything you need to know about "The Help" before it hits theaters on Wednesday.

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Hollywood Crush loves a good book—and so do moviemakers, seeing as more than a few of our favorite reads are headed for the silver screen. With so many adaptations in the works, keeping the ol' reading list current is harder than ever, which is where CrushNotes comes in! We give you the low-down on books before they hit the big screen.

Who needs something old and something new, when you've got the film adaptation of "Something Borrowed" hitting theaters in a week?! On May 6, fans of Emily Giffin's 2005 novel about the complexities of love and friendship will finally get to see their favorite characters come to life on the big screen. It's not often you read a book where you're rooting for a girl who has just slept with her best friend's fiance (and trust us when we say you will), but then again, this isn't your run-of-the-mill "chick lit." Here's what you should know about the page-turner before the movie comes to theaters next Friday!

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by Aimee Curran

Hollywood Crush loves a good book—and so do moviemakers, seeing as more than a few of our favorite reads are headed for the silver screen. With so many adaptations in the works, keeping the ol' reading list current is harder than ever, which is where CrushNotes comes in! We give you the low-down on books before they hit the big screen.

Lion and tigers and bears! Oh my! Hollywood has been buzzing about "Water for Elephants" for almost a year now. With its April 22 release on the horizon, we are biting at the bit to see Sara Gruen's non-stop page turner hit the silver screen. The story of what goes on behind the scenes of the rag-tag Benzini Brothers traveling circus takes readers on an emotional roller coaster ride that is not only funny, thoughtful and heartfelt, but at times, a downright tearjerker. Here's what you should know about the novel before the movie comes to theaters next Friday!

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Hollywood Crush loves a good book—and so do moviemakers, seeing as more than a few of our favorite reads are headed for the silver screen. With so many adaptations in the works, keeping the ol' reading list current is harder than ever, which is where CrushNotes comes in! We give you the low-down on books before they hit the big screen.

"I Am Number Four" is the first of a flood of new young adult novels hitting theaters in the next few years. There's "The Hunger Games" and "City of Bones" and "Incarceron" and "Beastly," but what sets "I Am Number Four" apart from the rest is that this little novel is about aliens, and good sexy ones at that. With the film's release right around the corner (February 18, to be exact), let's take a look at the Pittacus Lore novel it's based on!

Characters you need to know: First up is, unsurprisingly, the titular Number Four. He goes by the name John and lives with his guardian, Henri, but really he's one of the last of a race of aliens from a planet known as Lorien. He meets a girl named Sarah Hart, who he almost instantly falls in love with and who he, of course, ends up dating. He also makes friends with a boy named Sam Goode, who's a bit of an outcast and believes aliens do exist.

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Hollywood Crush loves a good book—and so do moviemakers, seeing as more than a few of our favorite reads are headed for the silver screen. With so many adaptations in the works, keeping the ol' reading list current is harder than ever, which is where our new feature, CrushNotes, comes in! We give you the low-down on books before they hit the big screen. We're kicking-off our new feature with "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"!

"The Chronicles of Narnia" is one of the more under-acknowledged YA series adaptations in theaters nowadays, but if you haven't gotten into the series already, "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is the perfect time to start. It's the third film in the series (following "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Prince Caspian") and, though it's a direct sequel to "Caspian," it is also a story unto itself. And I am completely biased in saying this, but "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is totally the best book in C.S. Lewis' classic series. Let's take a look at the story before it hits theaters Friday!

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