books Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film  

Barbara Gaston
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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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Delirium is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Delirium Lauren Oliver

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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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Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maa... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Jessica Hoffman added Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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Cinder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
WillowHalverson added Cinder Marissa Meyer

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Matched is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Matched Ally Condie

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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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Looking for Alaska is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Looking for Alaska John Green

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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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
Jessica Hoffman added Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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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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Graceling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Jessica Hoffman added Graceling Kristin Cashore

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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Fangirl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
WillowHalverson added Fangirl Rainbow Rowell

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A Great and Terrible Beauty is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger

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The Daughter of Smoke and Bone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
WillowHalverson added The Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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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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Jennifer L Armentrout is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Jessica Hoffman added Jennifer L Armentrout

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The Testing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Jessica Hoffman added The Testing Joelle Charbonneau

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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
insidejoker added Will Grayson, Will Grayson David Levithan, John Green

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A Court of Thorns and Roses is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Guest_4dddc1d0-0354-4563-8e68-2a6e7cce8cbf added A Court of Thorns and Roses

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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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Dorothy Must Die is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Hobbit4Lyfe added Dorothy Must Die

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The Summoning is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Jessica Hoffman added The Summoning Kelley Armstrong

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Falling Kingdoms is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Jessica Hoffman added Falling Kingdoms Michelle Rowen

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Relentless is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
pixie1 added Relentless Karen Lynch

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The Kiss of Deception by Mary ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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Across the Universe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
TobuscusHolmes added Across the Universe Beth Revis

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Touch of Frost by Jennifer Est... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Jessica Hoffman added Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

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

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Born at Midnight by C.c. Hunte... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Jessica Hoffman added Born at Midnight by C.c. Hunter

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The Scorpio Races is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
The Scorpio Races Maggie Stiefvater

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Wonder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Rhi0410 added Wonder

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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
Jessica Hoffman added Defiance by C.j. Redwine

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The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meado... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
Jessica Hoffman added The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

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Are You There God? It's Me, Ma... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Young Adult Novels That Should Be Adapted to Film
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare