Books vs Movies: What do You think?

Books vs Movies: What do You think?

Olivia Huffmire, Writer

So- which is better, books or movies? This is something that has been debated for a while. Simple question, hard answer. With books, you can let your imagination loose with details and you can relive the story over and over again with a simple trip to the library, while movies let you see and hear everything in person, giving the story more depth and reality. So let’s look at the facts, shall we?



The classic Harry Potter series, fairy tales, Marvel comics, and so many more, there are almost too many books! 



  • You can pursue books anywhere!
  • You can let your imagination loose, choosing voices, faces, places, and a soundtrack for your world.
  • There are so many to choose from at your local and school libraries, and there are lots of bookstores too!


Who doesn’t love a trip to the theater? Disney classics, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Spiderman, there’s something for everyone.


  • You can experience them with your friends!
  • You can see and hear everything in person.
  • Movies have music, which can enhance the mood and emotion of the scene.


 Maybe you’re a bookworm, and you think they never get the movies quite right. Maybe you like movies better, with more action and drama, and you just never have time to read. Or, like many, you like to read and watch movies from time to time, and it really depends on the story or your mood. So, which is better? You decide. (And tell us in the comments!)