this is how you make a good story:
you have to have several maybe up to six good themes that all come from a one line sentence.
"Who you are is not about what you can do, but what you choose to do."
most of them have to deal with ethics and morals.
then you set up characters with different traits to move the story along and to broadcast your key themes throughout the story.
then there has to be a climax.
there is more to it than this but basically every good story has several to a bunch of good ethical themes.
that is how Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Matrix, Lord of The Rings, all those good movies were made most of them from books.