Thoughts on books that are based on a true story? I personally love books or even movies that are based on true . stories! I love books that are not only . inspiring but books that actually tell a story. Name your favorite book based on a true story and summarize . why it is your favorite!!! Personally I do not . like it when books or movies . are billed as being "based upon a true. criteria it is my contention that ALL novels are based upon a true story. With the exception of fantasy.