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8 YA Books That Should Be Made Into Movies.

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I'm one of those weird people that actually likes to see my favorite books turned into movies. I know a lot of people are always disappointed because they're so worried that the movie won't live up to their expectations because the book was so amazing, but 9 times out of 10, I'm thrilled! I love seeing movie adaptations of books because it helps bring the crazy images happening in my head into real life. 

THE LUNAR CHRONICLES
I feel like I've mentioned my love for this series (and Marissa Meyer) a million times already on my blog, but I love it that much. It's a futuristic retelling of classic fairy tales, with each book focusing on a different character. There are so many twists and turns with these novels; I feel like it could be a really fascinating, nail-biting, spectacular movie series. 

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THE SELECTION
I finished reading this entire series by Kiera Cass in one weekend. It's like The Bachelor if the bachelor was a 16-year-old prince vying for the hearts of people in different castes (because there's a caste system in the book as well). I fell in love with this series, and I think the girls will fall in love with the fashion and beauty of the girls in the competition trying to win the heart of the prince, and the guys will fall in love with the drama behind the caste system and the rebels. Overall a fascinating story that would be awesome to see in movie form.

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MATCHED
This book is actually the first in a series by Ally Condie, and I'm currently working on finishing the last book of the trilogy. It's such an interesting concept for a book, and I think a movie adaptation would be so neat! It's about a future society where people are matched by statistics, and the main character, Cassia, was surprised when she saw she was matched with two people. It ends up being this awkward love triangle with some opposition from the big guys on the totem pole. 

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FANGIRL
I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. Rainbow Rowell never disappoints. I know a lot of girls that already love this story and can relate to Cath's story. It's her first year of college, and her sister has essentially abandoned her, and her roommate is a little nuts. She's also one of the most popular fan fiction writers of her favorite book series starring Simon Snow. I love watching the story unfold and seeing Cath grow into her confidence while in college, and I think others would too. 

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BURN FOR BURN 
Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian created this amazing series about three girls who essentially have nothing in common, but they come together to get revenge on people who have hurt them in unspeakable ways. I haven't read the last book in the series yet (because it just came out on September 16th), but I'm sure the conclusion will be nothing short of amazing. A movie adaptation would be so fun to watch because all three of the main girls are so different, and young adults will definitely find someone to relate to.

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BETWEEN THE LINES
This is the first YA novel that Jodi Picoult wrote, and she did not disappoint. This book is about a girl named Delilah who starts talking to a character in her favorite book. Mind. Blown. That would be a fun story to watch come to life. I think all of us have had a little crush on a book character or two at some point. 

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THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE
Leila Sales wrote this book about Elise who is an outsider in every sense of the word, both at school and at home. She stumbles upon a party where she makes an accidental friend and falls in love with DJing. It's a fun coming-of-age story that a lot of teenagers will be able to relate to. I picture the movie version of this being filled with a lot of dry humor and quirkiness and a lot of good music!

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What books would you like to see turned into movies?

75 comments :

  1. I would love to see Fangirl and This Song Will Save Your Life!

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  2. MOMentous Mom; PerfectionistSeptember 26, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    I love finding new books to read. I am all over the first three you mentioned by Marissa Meyer! Thank you for the new reads. I agree btw I like seeing my favorite books turned into movies. I tend to picture actors in my head when I read and its fun to see if I was even close to what the writer thought. Hope that makes sense :)

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  3. I haven't read any of these books, I think I'm realizing how behind I am on reading lately! Thanks for the suggestions!


    -xx Tay
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  4. I love whenever you recommend books, Tiffany! I love seeing books that other people love because it just adds on to my long list of books to read. Another book by Jodi Picoult that is so good is The Pact. If you haven't read that one yet, I say do it! It's so twisted but so depressing at the same time, haha.

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  5. I haven't heard of any of these books. I need to get back into my reading game !

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  6. Great books! I've been wanting to read Lunar chronicles and my dd loved matched :)

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  7. There are so many books I wish would be made into movies. Thanks for sharing .

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  8. I actually haven't read any of these books... but I really want to try the Lunar Chronicles and Fangirl... :) Great picks! I think I'd like to see Eleanor and Park turned into a movie.

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  9. Totally agree with all of these! Especially Lunar Chronicles!

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  10. Now I have a big list of books I need to read! I am ashamed to admit I've never read any of them. Yay for new books haha

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  11. I've been wanting to read fangirl for awhile.

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  12. I haven't read a single one of these yet so I'm going to pin this and hopefully get to read some of them sooner than later.

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  13. wow I haven't read any of these! Thanks for sharing this :) I would love to see the Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld or Fearless series by Francine Pascal made into a TV show (it's way too long for a movie lol) both are awesome!

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  14. I haven't read any of these, but they look FANTASTIC! I'm always on the lookout for new books--I'm going to see if my sister wants to do a mini-book club for the fairy tale-based series since we both LOVE those!

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  15. I haven't read Fangirl yet but with all the hype, I wouldn't be surprised that it'd turn into a movie! That book is on my to-read list for sure!

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  16. I have the Jodi Picoult book on my shelf, but I haven't read it yet! I love that she wrote it with her daughter!

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  17. ooooooh. Good picks! Have you ever read any Dee Henderson? The O'Mally Series is amazing and I think could be incredible movies too!!

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  18. I've never heard of any of these I need to get up on my lit!

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  19. Disney bought the rights to Matched years ago but nothing has been done, so I hope they do :/

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  20. I have just added all these books to my Kindle Wish list! Thanks so much for the recommendations!
    ~ Ashley

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  21. I JUST read Fangirl, it would make such a cute movie (if done right!) Love this list! I'll be adding a few to my must read list <3

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  22. Yes, if it's done right, I think it would be super cute!

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  23. Yay! I'm so glad. I love these books so much, and I hope you enjoy them too.

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  24. I didn't know that! I hope they do something with it. I think it would be so interesting as a movie!

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  25. I've been reading so much lately, and these are a few of my favorites. I hope you find time to read soon!

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  26. YA has evolved a lot since I was a teen, but I can't seem to shake it. I love it so much! I'm a child at heart. I hope some of them (or all of them) get made into a movie! That would be awesome.

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  27. It took me a little while to get into Between the Lines. I thought it was interesting how everything panned out. I love everything I read by Jenny Han. I got to meet her last summer, and it was incredible. She's so sweet.

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  28. I haven't read that series! I will definitely adding it to my list though. Thanks so much for the recommendation!

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  29. Jodi Picoult is one of my favorites, and when she wrote a YA novel, I knew I had to get in on that. I love that she wrote it with her daughter too! And her daughter which is so awesome! I wish I was that creative.

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  30. You should definitely read it! I loved it. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did after reading what it was about, but it ended up being awesome!

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  31. The Lunar Chronicles is so amazing, and I wish I knew more people who read them because I would love to talk about them. I hope you read them and enjoy them! They're so amazing, and the last book in the series comes out next year. I can't wait!

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  32. Midnighters is one of my favorite series, and I just got giddy with happiness because I don't know anyone else who's read them. I get to meet Scott Westerfeld next month at the Texas Teen Book Festival, and I can't wait! I also love the Fearless series. That would make a really awesome TV show for sure!

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  33. Yay! I hope you get to read some soon. I love all of these books so much!

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  34. Fangirl is such a good book! I love it.

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  35. It's always nice to discover new books!

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  36. So happy to know someone who loves the Lunar Chronicles too! I'm obsessed. I can't wait for the last book to come out!

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  37. I love the Lunar Chronicles so much! It's too amazing for words. I really liked Eleanor and Park, and think it would make for an interesting movie. If you liked Eleanor and Park, I think you would like Fangirl too!

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  38. Me too! I love seen books made into movies.

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  39. Lunar Chronicles is the best! I'm obsessed, and I'm impatiently waiting for the last book to come out next year. Matched is so awesome. I just finished the series today.

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  40. I've been doing so much reading lately. I love it.

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  41. Thanks so much, Kriselle! You're so sweet. I read The Pact a few years ago, and I loved it. The last few chapters had me at the edge of my seat. It's so intense!

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  42. I've been reading so much lately. I love it so much. I go through phases of reading and not eating.

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  43. Marissa Meyer is an amazing author with a huge imagination, and she's also really kind. If you tweet her, she's likely to respond because she's awesome like that. And that definitely makes sense! I hate when an actor or actress doesn't meet my expectations as far as looks go, but sometimes they redeem themselves!

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  44. The Selection was so incredible. I finished it so fast. I was at the edge of my seat because they were so good.

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  45. Fangirl would make an amazing movie. I would love to see nerdy girls represented more in visual media (not fake nerdy girls like New Girl). Matched would also be great!

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  46. If you feel like it, this post would be perfect to link to Quote Me Thursday! http://www.dailymayo.com/2014/09/24/most-banned-books-of-all-time/

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  47. I would love it if The Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray were made into movies. I've not heard of any of these books but they're definitely going on my TBR list!

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  48. I hadn't heard about the Burn For Burn series, but that actually sounds like something that I'd love to read! Also, the Jodi Picoult YA book!! I didn't know she wrote anything YA, I've read a lot of her other books though, 19 Minutes being my favorite.

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  49. There are multiple Jodi Picoult books I want to see as movies!


    Oh, and I don't know if you've done this already, but I finished the Divergent series and really liked it. Different from the movie a little, but I think you would enjoy them.

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  50. Me too! A few of her books have actually been made into Lifetime movies, but I've only seen a couple of them. And I have read the Divergent series! I only loved the first book. The second and third weren't nearly as good, but they weren't terrible.

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  51. The Burn for Burn series is amazing! I still haven't read the last book yet though. I almost bought it today at the bookstore though. So tempting. The YA book at that Jodi Picoult wrote is actually one that she co-wrote with her daughter. So sweet. Her daughter came up with the initial idea, and they took turns writing. What a dream. I still haven't read 19 Minutes! Everyone keeps telling me I need to.

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  52. I've only read the first book, but man, it would be so awesome to see those books come to life! There's so much going on in it. I want to read the others as well.

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  53. Thanks for heads-up! I'll check it out! :)

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  54. I agree that Fangirl would be such an amazing movie. Being a nerdy girl myself, I would love to see Cath represent for all of us!

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  55. Some great future books to read inspiration here! I'm one of those people who usually ends up disappointed by the adaptations of books I loved to read but still always goes to watch the movies because I loved the book so much :-)

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  56. I love YA books, but I haven't heard of any of these but the Cinder series. It's not YA, but I'd love to see A Reliable Wife made into a movie. It was rather chilling. You think the book is about one thing, and then wham! It's totally about something else.

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  57. I can't think of many movie adaptations that originated from books that I've been super disappointed with. I end up loving both, because I'm just easy to please like that haha. I hope you enjoy reading some of these books!

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  58. I've never heard of A Reliable Wife. I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation. I love books that are full of surprises, especially an unexpected thing at the end.

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  59. Kendall RadenbaughOctober 1, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Oh thanks for the great suggestions. I'll be reading these soon!

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  60. I love Jodi Picoult! Her new book came out, and I want to read it!

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  61. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy them!

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  62. I just read The Lunar Chronicles and I love them so much! I've been running around telling my family about how they need to read the "cyborg Cinderella" books, and they just give me the skeptical raised eyebrow. So good. But I'm always afraid when they make things into movies - what if they do it wrong?!?!?!

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  63. OMG that burn for burn series sounds good! And you know its good when it's expensive in Ebook form! Thank you for sharing :)

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  64. The Lunar Chronicles is such an amazing series. I love Marissa Meyer! I get funny looks when I tell people they should read it too, but once they read it, they easily agree. I try to talk about that book as much as I can. Everyone should read it! That's so true about being afraid if they do it wrong. There have been a couple movies based on books that I didn't enjoy, but I always love seeing books come to life, mainly to put a character face to name.

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  65. It's amazing! One of my favorite series for sure.

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  66. I didn't know Jodi Piccoult wrote a YA novel! Ahhhhhhhhhh must add to my TBR now!

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  67. Yes! It's so good! I really liked it. Jodi Picoult is amazing!

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  68. I am reading The Blood Of Eden Series: Book 1 The Immortal Rules and I would love to see this turned into a movie! It's a dystopian society type book where vampires rule over people as they're just used as a food source. The main character Allison struggles to survive as a human and is attacked and mortally injured by a group of rabid vampires, but she is given the choice to become the thing she hates the most or to die. Very good read, and I am definitely intrigued about the rest of the series!
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  69. That sounds like an awesome read! I'll have to add that to my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  70. You're very welcome! I always love a book worm like myself :D

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  71. Absolutely to The Selection trilogy!! I loved them so much, I joked with my sister that it was the perfect combination of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Bachelor ha! I'm going to add some of these to my list, they sound great!

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  72. i try to rea dbetween the lines but it didnt catch me. should i give it a second chance? I def will read jenny han's book, i adored the summer i turned pretty
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    Orly
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  73. Everything besides Matched was new to me! I have a 13yo daughter but am pretty picky about what she reads. It's amazing to me how much YA fiction has caught on with mainstream adult culture...it'll be interesting to see whether these titles wind up at the theaters!

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  74. Ooops I've read none of these. Jodi Picoult is a good author though!

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