Just finished Normal People? Here are 7 other brutally romantic book adaptations to watch on Stan.

If I Stay

Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Gayle Forman, If I Stay stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Mia, a teenage girl who gets into a terrible accident on the way to visit her grandparents and while recovering in hospital, slips into a coma.

While in the coma she has an out-of-body experience and the movie moves between her present-day fight for survival in the hospital while also flashing back to tell the story of how she fell in love with her musician boyfriend Adam Wilde (Jamie Blackley) and her pursuit of auditioning for Juilliard.

As far as teenage drama tearjerkers go, this one is pretty high up on the list.

Little Women

There’s no question that Little Women is one of the greatest books ever written and has been treated to numerous screen adaptions over the years.

But even if you loved the original novel and caught Greta Gerwig’s latest adaption on the big screen, there’s never too many ways to delve into the story of the March sisters.

The Stan adaption of Little Women really gives Louisa May Alcott’s iconic novel and characters room to breath, thanks to the fact that we have many episodes available to watch the story unfold, which allows multiple moments from the novel to be included in a way that just wouldn’t find a place in the film adaptions.

This version of Little Women stars Emily Watson as Marmee March, Maya Hawke as Jo, Willa Fitzgerald as Meg, Kathryn Newton as Amy and Annes Elwy as Beth.


Yes, before it became a delightful hit TV show, Younger was originally a book penned by best-selling author Pamela Redmond Satran.

Apart from the fact that the lead character’s name has been changed from Alice to Liza, the TV series sticks pretty closely to the premise of the novel, particularly in the first season.

Liza (Sutton Foster) is a 40-year-old single mother who has just divorced her cheating husband and has to then pretend to be in her twenties in order to secure a job in the New York publishing world.

While it’s a good career move, it’s also a lie that threatens her relationship with her much younger love interest Josh (Nico Tortorella) and her boss Charles (Peter Hermann).

All of these titles are available to stream now on Stan. 

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