YA Books On Film

Take a trip down to your local cinema lately and the odds are good you’ll find at least one movie screening that’s very familiar to fans of young adult fiction. For while literary works have always been a rich source of inspiration for the movie world, in recent years film studios have increasingly been turning to YA novels to fill cinema seats.

Though this trend by no means began with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, the success of the popular vampire romance’s movie adaptations arguably laid the foundations for the wave of YA book-to-film projects that followed, and which have continued to flood cinema screens ever since. From dystopian thrillers such as Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games and Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, to character-led dramas like John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars, to James Dashner’s action-packed The Maze Runner, there’s something for movie fans of all ages to enjoy in these recent adaptations.

And this trend is showing no signs of slowing down, with adaptations currently in the early development stages for Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds trilogy, Ryan Graudin’s The Walled City, and Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races, among others. It’s clear there’s a lot to look forward to for fans of such movies, and for fans of the novels on which they are based. For the result of a movie adaptation is often a surge in sales for the author responsible and a growing demand for more stories, while encouraging cinema-goers to pick up the film tie-in edition of a movie they’ve enjoyed (or perhaps even another title by the same author) can only be a good thing – as is any initiative that gets people reading.

Which YA adaptations are you most looking forward to watching? Which YA novels would you most like to see on the big screen? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below!

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