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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1. The Fault in Our Stars
*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.
2. The Hunger Games series
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!
4. The Divergent series
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.
5. The Princess Diaries
Ahhh, talk about nostalgia! I have so much love for Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews…they made my childhood that much better!
6. The Chronicles of Narnia series
I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a teen, but never saw the movies until recently. Obviously loved them.
7. I Am Number Four
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. 😉
8. The Book Thief
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.
10. The 5th Wave
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! ♥
Katie/Girl About Library says
Love this list- and love all of the movies on here but especially TFIOS. I don’t read YA very often, but that book and movie seriously stole this adult contempt/historical fiction reader’s heart!
Thank you, Katie! Aw yes…high five to a fellow TFIOS fan! I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did either. And the movie ended up being perfect, which was another surprise!
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Jess @ Jess Fairytales says
I loved The Fault in Our Stars amd The Princess Dairies ever so much. The actors wwre the perfect choice for these characters. Great post, Bekah! 😊
Yesss!! Those two books/movies have the best characters ever, and they did an amazing job picking the actors! I hope they do the same for future much-loved YA books turned movies. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Jess!
I spy many favorites on this list! Not the least of which is Narnia, “The Princess Dairies” (a childhood obsession), and the “Divergent” series. I was surprised by how well I liked “The 5th Wave” (film, haven’t read the book) and TFIOS! Both the book and film. Also, at some point, I think I’d like to see “Nerve.” Glad to know it was a good choice! 🙂
High five! I just re-watched Narnia last week with my older sister who’s never seen it *gasp* and it was just as good as I remembered. Haha, “childhood obsession” is an accurate description for me as well…I watched those movies a hundred times over! Same with The 5th Wave. I haven’t finished the book yet *facepalm* but really enjoyed the movie. Oh my gosh, if you don’t mind a bit of “teeny-bopper” fun definitely check out Nerve! I personally loved it. 😛
Thanks so much for the lovely comment! Always fun to chat with you. 🙂