This week’s topic introduced by the ladies over at the The Broke and the Bookish was a “Movie Freebie” and since I haven’t done a “Top Ten” in quite some time, I figured this was a great one to step back into the fun. And because I am a serious fangirl when it comes to books turning into movies, I chose to share some of my favorite YA to screen adaptions.
Not ashamed to say that this list will be #basic.
Top Ten YA to Screen Adaptions
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*insert heart eyes emoji here* One of my favorite books, this book-to-screen did not disappoint. Every character was perfectly cast and seeing it on the big screen didn’t make the story lose any of it’s intensity or emotion.
These books saw me though my early teenage years and then the movies through my later teenage years all the way til I turned 20! My dad took me and my sisters to almost every one in theaters on opening night…considering he didn’t like the movies, it was really super nice of him. *giggles* It makes me feel nostalgic and it’s a seriously great example of YA books being made into great movies.
Though I haven’t read the novel, this movie surprised me with how much I liked it. It felt like a new era of movie. The way they captured technology, the music, the actors…everything appealed. Saw this one with my little sister and cousin in theaters. Definitely made me want to read the book!
Another book series I read through my teenage years. I liked the Divergent books better than even Hunger Games, but Hunger Games beat out Divergent when it came to the movies IMO. Still, every single one made me happy when it came time to see them in theaters. Didn’t hurt that every year they came out either day of or day before my birthday.
Ahhh, talk about nostalgia! I have so much love for Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews…they made my childhood that much better!
I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a teen, but never saw the movies until recently. Obviously loved them.
I might be one of the only people on earth who thinks that this YA to movie adaption was awesome!! Oh, well. I even took the time to get my little sister to watch it without a phone. She is a teen so that was a huge achievement, trust me. Prying her away from her most prized possession takes some serious brib-…er, I mean talent. 😉
A raw, beautifully told story that I would recommend to anyone – book or movie!
9. The Maze Runner series
I’m going to receive a lot of judgement from my fam for including this, but I actually enjoyed these movies. Yeah, maybe the story was lacking. But overall I thought they were enjoyable action flicks. Plus, Dylan O’Brien. ‘Nuff said.
The book was…meh. Awesome writing, but I had a hard time liking Cassie. For me the movie was helpful in that aspect. I’m really hoping for a sequel!
Some notable mentions include Tuck Everlasting, The Host, Percy Jackson, and The Mortal Instruments movie. Do you have any favorites to add? Thanks for visiting Will Bake for Books! ♥