books Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film  

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What are the next young adult novels that should be adapted to film? With the success of YA novels-turned-movies The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Twilight, it should come as no surprise that Hollywood is clamoring to option movie rights to some of the bestselling young adult books in recent years. This list includes the YA novels that should be brought to the big screen. Be sure to vote for the books you most want to see as movies, and vote down those that you just don't think will work. Also, if you have a favorite young adult novel that isn't listed, definitely add it -- this list has the potential to be a very long one!

Some YA novels are already on track to become major motion pictures, though the status of the projects isn't always clear (in other words, it could take years before the films are made and, ultimately, released). Examples? Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is in the works, as is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Newberry-winning The Graveyard Book (and yes, the latter is a children's book, but it's also quite popular with teens). Hang tight, fans, the deals are done on these (hopefully). Sometimes movies get optioned and everyone gets totally excited - and then, fans hear nothing more on the projects for long stretches of time.

Given the incredible box office success of some young adult books adapted to film, it's no wonder that studios are eager to get their hands on the next "big" thing. What will be the next blockbuster movie based on YA? It's a guessing game, though it's hard to argue that adaptations of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl won't be massively popular films.

This list includes some classic YA novels (A Wrinkle in Time, Catcher in the Rye) by some of the best young adult authors ever and some more recent releases (The Book of Blood and Shadow, Matched). Vote for your favorites, and please, don't forget to add any great young adult books that need to be turned into movies. Remember: Sometimes Hollywood gets it right: Check out this list of the best film adaptations of young adult novels as evidence!
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Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maa... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Uglies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Uglies Scott Westerfeld

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Delirium is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Delirium Lauren Oliver

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Matched is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Matched Ally Condie

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Cinder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Cinder Marissa Meyer

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecu... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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City of Bones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
voting closed at #4 City of Bones Cassandra Clare - Film adaptation released 2013

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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
voting closed at #2 Divergent Veronica Roth - Film adaptation released 2014

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Looking for Alaska is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Looking for Alaska John Green

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The Giver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
voting closed at #1 The Giver Lois Lowry - Film adaptation released 2014

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Artemis Fowl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer

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Fallen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Fallen Lauren Kate

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The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
voting closed at #9 The Maze Runner James Dashner - Film adaptation released 2014

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Shiver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Shiver Maggie Stiefvater

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle

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Before I Fall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Before I Fall Lauren Oliver

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Vampire Academy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
voting closed at #11 Vampire Academy Richelle Mead - Film adaptation released 2014

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Marked is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Marked P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast

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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Graceling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Graceling Kristin Cashore

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A Great and Terrible Beauty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Fangirl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Fangirl Rainbow Rowell

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The Daughter of Smoke and Bone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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The Catcher in the Rye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger

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An Abundance of Katherines is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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The Immortal Rules is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
The Immortal Rules Julie Kagawa

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Blue Bloods Melissa de la Cruz

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Firelight is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Firelight Sophie Jordan

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Just Listen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Just Listen Sarah Dessen

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The Testing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
The Testing Joelle Charbonneau

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Jennifer L Armentrout is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Will Grayson, Will Grayson David Levithan, John Green

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Dorothy Must Die is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Paper Towns is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
voting closed at #28 Paper Towns John Green - Film adaptation released 2015

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Falling Kingdoms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Falling Kingdoms Michelle Rowen

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A Court of Thorns and Roses is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Relentless is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Relentless Karen Lynch

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The Kiss of Deception by Mary ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Across the Universe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Across the Universe Beth Revis

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Wonder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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The Summoning is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
The Summoning Kelley Armstrong

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Wicked Lovely is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Wicked Lovely Melissa Marr

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The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meado... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Born at Midnight by C.c. Hunte... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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The Scorpio Races is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
The Scorpio Races Maggie Stiefvater

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Defiance by C.j. Redwine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Touch of Frost by Jennifer Est... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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The Book of Blood and Shadow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Stargirl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Stargirl Jerry Spinelli