As much as I am excited for the upcoming film adaptation of Catching Fire, the sequel to Hunger Games by New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins, I am also pretty much fidgety for the movie adaptations of some Young Adult Books this year (and next year). Here are some successful books who made it from page to screen:
Written by Veronica Roth, Divergent is the first installment of a trilogy following the story of Beatrice, set in a dystopian version of Chicago in the near future. The series is somewhat similar to the Hunger Games trilogy because of its theme and target readers.
Beatrice Prior, born from an Abnegation family is torn between two life-changing options: to choose her family’s faction or to become a Dauntless, a group comprised of fearless people eager to fight and defend everyone they love. Not until the day when sixteen-year-olds are given the choice to choose the faction they want.
“One choice can transform you”, and this choice will later on affect Beatrice in ways she couldn’t imagine.
To be released by Summit Entertainment on March 2014, Divergent is a must-see action-packed dystopian tale.
2. The Book Thief
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An award winning book by Australian author Markus Zusak, The Book Thief follows the story of Liesel Meminger, a German orphan and is set in Nazi Germany during WWII.
The story focuses on the girl’s relationships with her foster parents, neighbors, and a Jewish stranger who came knocking on their front door one cold night.
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Liesel Meminger who didn’t know how to read and write became fascinated with the power of words. This growing fascination of her started when she first stolen a book after his brother’s burial. And this longing for learning will continue with the help of Hans Hubermann, her beloved foster father who is also an accordionist.
Heartwarming and poignant, The Book Thief will hit the big screen on November 15, 2013. Here is my book review of the book.
3. The Fault in Our Stars
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Is the fourth book written by John Green following the huge success of his previous novels one of which is Finding Alaska.
A story of a terminally ill girl who will eventually fall in love with a guy from her support group.
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TFIOS is a tragic love story that will leave you shedding a tear or two. With Fox2000 snatching the movie rights of the book, fanatics are already raving for the highly anticipated film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars next year (2014) full story here.
4. The Forest of Hands and Teeth
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The first book of a trilogy, The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a delightful and suspenseful read perfect for The Walking Dead fans. It’s a Twilight-meets-The-Walking-Dead kind of story. Published on 2009, TFOHAT follows the story of a dystopian community hidden within the woods. The village is surrounded by fences protecting its people from the threat of the undead also known as the Unconsecrated.
Written by Carrie Ryan, the book although at some point is slow-paced is a gripping tale that will entice movie-goers with its zombie apocalyptic take on a tragic love story. The probable release of the YA thriller film adaptation will be on 2014 (Not sure about this).
For my review of the book click on the link.
5. The Maze Runner
|Dylan O'Brien as Thomas in The Maze Runner|
– I believe good things come in three’s because this next YA story is another “first” of a trilogy. Published on October 2009 and written by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is a dystopian themed/science fiction thriller which finds a group of teenage boys in a maze filled with deadly nocturnal creatures known as Grievers. These boys don’t have any recollections as to why they were there in the first place and how they would be able get out of the impossible labyrinth.
The movie adaptation of the book stars Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) with Wes Ball directing it. The Maze Runner will hit the big screen on February 14, 2014.
Other Film Adaptations you shouldn't miss!!
6. Ender’s Game
7. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
For the book review click here.
9. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
10. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
For the book review click here.
11. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
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