Inspiration for films can come from anywhere, even books, so why hasn't this book been adapted yet? Outcasts of 19 schuyler place is a very touching novel and it's not because of some romantic element. The book itself is very thoughtful and well written, it's an inspirational story with relatable characters who are trying to find their identity and their own voice. Identity is something that we all know very well, your often told to be yourself instead of someone you're not ( a common lesson, but an important one).This book has such a well crafted story and would make a great movie because it is not only an entertaining story, it's also a transformative tale.
Here's the synopsis for the book:
That's Margaret Rose Kane's response to every activity she's asked to participate in at the summer camp to which she's been exiled while her parents are in Peru. So Margaret Rose is delighted when her beloved uncles rescue her from Camp Talequa, with its uptight camp director and cruel cabinmates, and bring her to stay with them at their wonderful house at 19 Schuyler Place.
But Margaret Rose soon discovers that something is terribly wrong at 19 Schuyler Place. People in their newly gentrified neighborhood want to get rid of the three magnificent towers the uncles have spent forty-five years lovingly constructing of scrap metal and shards of glass and porcelain. Margaret Rose is outraged, and determined to strike a blow for art, for history, and for individuality...and no one is more surprised than Margaret Rose at the allies she finds for her mission.
This book is a melting pot of themes that are considered relevant in today's society.One of the many themes involves standing up for what for what you believe in even if others aren't willing to stand with you ( although, the main character gets help from others). There are also themes involving art, history,and family. What's interesting about this book is the main character who seems to be a bit more mature than her age would suggest, her likes and interests in the book are evident of that. Margaret's uncle is also a bit eccentric, but she relates to him more than her parents who tried to send her off to summer camp.The story mainly revolves around Margret trying to save a piece of art from being destroyed, but to do that she needs help from the same people who excluded her and occasionally ridiculed her( her cabin mates).The story occasionally goes in different directions but still manages to remain interesting and light-hearted.
You're probably still wondering how this book warrants a film, it's quite simple.The story is inspirational and relatable, especially for young girls but there are lessons for everyone to learn from the novel. The film itself would be a cinematic triumph in its own right since the story could make for a great screenplay. If this film was made it to the big screen it would essentially be a feel-good movie about determination, the importance of family, and self-identity. Those are all themes you've heard of before but the book deals with them in an intriguing way. If you're still not convinced that this book should be a movie then your best option is to read to book first and then come to a conclusion.