A plethora of YA books have been made into movie and T.V. adaptations from S.E. Hinton’s, The Outsiders to Suzanne Collins’, The Hunger Games. Teen novels are awesome, super-charged stories that brilliantly tell their tale; no matter if it is historical, supernatural, apocalyptic or realistic, the stories work for the big screen.
A few months ago, The Perks of Being a Wallflower came out into the movie theaters and it stayed true to the book. Warm Bodies and Beautiful Creatures were released in February. Soon, we’ll have YA heavy hitters: The Host by Stephanie Meyer and The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins venture into the movie industry. In the near future, Ender’s Game and Divergent will be released and many others are making their way from the pages of a book to our movie theatres or T.V. screens.
Here’s a short list of movies that have already hit the screen:
The Outsiders, The Walking Dead, The Carrie Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Flipped, Beastly, Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Life of Pi, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I Am Number Four, the list could go on and on…
Released this Friday:
The Host (In Theaters March, 29th 2013)
See the trailer.
Currently In Development:
World War Z, If I Stay, Unwind, Ghostopolis, The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Wake, The Bell Jar, Ender’s Game (In theaters November 1st, 2013), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (In theaters August 23rd, 2013), 13 Reasons Why, Delirium, Firelight, How I Live Now, Maze Runner, Paranormalcy, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Untitled (Vampire academy project), A Great and Terrible Beauty, Shiver, Untitled (House of Night Project), Catching Fire (In theaters November 22, 2013)
Deathnote, Gone, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Wings
Sure we as readers worry that the movie will not meet our expectations but in the end it’s a new way to experience the story and will bring new readers to these great YA books.
So, what are your thoughts about the upcoming YA book to movie adaptations? Which of these books turned into movies are you most looking forward to seeing?
Keep the conversation going here or in your local YA space with your YA Librarians:
See YA at the movies!
-blog written by Erin DeSantis, YA Librarian at the Covington Branch