Aneta Bak

Top 10 YA Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

Books are always so much better than the movie

Watching a movie is great, but reading the book before you see a movie is even better. How else are you going to know what the character is actually thinking, am I right? With this list, you'll be able to read the books before they come to your theater.

1. Shatter Me

Tahereh Mafi's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was a big hit in theaters. Didn't get a chance to read the book? No worries, makes sure you read her Shatter Me series before it hits TV. ABC Signature Studios has signed on to make the Shatter Me series into a TV show.

2. Looking for Alaska

We all know the success John Green has had, not only with his book, but also with the very popular movies. Whether you've watched The Fault in Our Stars or Paper Towns, everyone knows that this man will definitely turn more books into movies. The rights for Looking for Alaska have been sold to Paramount pictures, and hopefully we'll soon be able to see another John Green book come to life.

3. Why We Broke Up

This book was the talk of the town back in 2011, and now the gossip mills are turning about the possible movie adaptation. Hailee Steinfeld is set to play the main role of Min Green, you know its going to be a hit when the main actress is already famous.

4. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files)

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are amazing writers on their own, together they made a killer series. While theres no cast for this one yet, Brad Pitt has signed on the be the director for the movie. He will do a good job... right?

5. Ophelia

To be quite honest, I wasn't going to read this book. But when I heard that the movie will be coming out some time in 2018, and starring Naomi Watts and Daisy Ridley, how could I not pick up the book?

6. Let It Snow: Three Holiday Stories

Yes, another John Green book.... well what did you expect? This one will defintely make the big screen some time soon, and while the cast isn't known yet, the screenplay is written by Kay Cannon, who also wrote the screen play for Pitch Perfect. With a kick-ass screen play and John Green's name on it, this movie is bound to be a hit.

7. All the Bright Places

A charming love story about two troubled teenagers who save each other. The book reviewers have been crazy about this one, saying its one of the best contemporaries they've read. If that isn't enough to make you want to read it, the movie will be coming out some time in 2018, and will be starring Elle Fanning.

8. The Selection

I'm sure you've all heard about this series. People have been raving about it since 2012. While the production for this one hasn't even started, Warner Brothers have the rights, and we all hope that they do an amazing job.

9. The Queen of the Tearling

This book series is absolutely amazing, especially if you love strong female characters. The best part, this movie is set to have Emma Watson play the main character. After Beauty and the Beast, we know that Emma can master any role, and the role of Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn will probably go down as one of her best.

10. Red Queen

If you haven't read this book, drop everything and go get a copy right now. This is one of my favourite series and I'm so glad that they want to make it into a movie. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Mare Barrow will come to life as a Red blooded girl with magical powers, in a world where only silver blooded are allowed to have magic. An amazing book, and hopefully and even better movie.
Share on Twitter