ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

We all know it's practically impossible for a movie to be better than it's original book counterpart. Yet, this has not stopped us from enjoying best-selling young adult novels on the big screen.

From The Hunger Games, Ender's Game, The Book Thief and Warm Bodies, the book-to-movie trends seems to be unstoppable.

As I am a strong believer in the "read it, then see it" philosophy, take a look at my pick of four books which you should delve into, before they are made into films.

1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

This coming-of-age romance follows the story of two high-school misfits in the '80s who fall in love on the school bus. The character explore the difficulty of standing out and both soon develop a very deep bond over their love of pop culture. The award-winning seller also explores dark themes of poverty, domestic abuse, emotional insecurity and the intense pain that comes with the experience of first love.

The movie adaptation should be a good one as the author is in charge of writing the screenplay!

2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

In the second installment of the dystopian trilogy, the plot follows a brave heroine and her equally fierce boyfriend. As Tris and Four make unlikely allies in attempts to defeat the enemy's control, the novel brings up some very thought-provoking messages about peace and war in society, as well as numerous seemingly impossible challenges.

It would be fantastic to see the second installment of this futuristic society brought to life on the big screen. Check out the trailer below, starring Kate Winslet:

3. Fallen by Lauren Kate

In this paranormal romance, Luce pines for a dark and mysterious boy at reform school. The trouble girl does not realize that he is in fact a fallen angel.

Greatly harking back to a similar subject matter explored by the Twilight saga, this forbidden romance would do well in movie form. It's set to be released sometime in 2015 so get reading!

4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

In this emotionally intense science fiction adventure, audiences will be introduced to a world struggling through the aftermath on a tragic alien invasion. Chloe Grace Moretz has already been cast as Cassie, the brave heroine, so it is sure to be a big blockbuster.

Have you guys read any of these already? If yes, which do you recommend?

What other young adult books should be turned into movies!?


Which should book would you like to see in movie-form the most?



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