These days, it seems like all of our favorite YA novels are getting the big-screen treatment. City of Bones, Divergent, and The Fault in our Stars, to name a few, will all be hitting theaters soon. We couldn’t be more psyched about these adaptations, but there are still more books we’d love to see as movies. Which YA books do you think would make awesome films? Check out our picks, then let us know which adaptations you’d like to see in the comments!
by Maggie Stiefvater
New Line’s had the film rights for this book since before it was even released, and we’re getting a little impatient for some results. The characters in The Raven Boys practically jump off the page — we’d be stoked to see them come alive on the big screen. Plus, you know you want to see Gansey’s car in all its ridiculousness in Technicolor.
by Marissa Meyer
They can do some pretty insane things with CGI nowadays. Meyer’s futuristic, android-populated version of Beijing would look unbelievably cool if it were given the Hollywood treatment. Plus, if The Hunger Games has proved anything, it’s that the world loves a good dystopian. We totally think Cinder could be the next big blockbuster.
by John Green
Even though a movie version of Looking for Alaska has been in the works since 2005, it hasn’t gotten off the ground. Come on, film execs, this would be an awesome movie! It’s got romance, intrigue, and tragedy. Maybe once TFioS comes out and everyone experiences the awesomeness that is John Green, we can get this show back on the road!
by E. Lockhart
We’d like to see this turned into a movie based solely on the fact that Frankie is an awesome, totally refreshing character. But not only is Frankie the coolest, her story is pretty awesome, too. Her tale of sneaking into her boyfriend’s all-guy secret society would make for a fabulous girl-power film.
by Sarah J. Maas
You know what Hollywood needs more of? Female teenage assassins. Celaena, the protagonist of Throne of Glass, is totally the girl to fill that gap. She’s a super-skilled hit-girl who’s competing against the best killers in the kingdom for a chance at redemption. Tell us the fight scenes in this movie wouldn’t be epic. It doesn’t hurt that the story comes with a healthy dose of romance, too.
by Rainbow Rowell
Even though this book only came out this spring, we’re already thinking it could make an awesome indie flick. The quirky throwback romance between misfit Eleanor and comic book nerd Park could be absolutely adorable in the right hands. And you know it’d have a killer soundtrack.
Which of these books would you most like to see as a movie? Who would you cast in the starring roles if you were in charge of the adaptation? Any books we left out? Sound off in the comments!