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Upcoming Movies from YA Books

April 7, 2015

Believe it or not, many movies are adapted from books. More recently, several of those movies were once Young Adult books. Here's a list of upcoming feature films that are based on Young Adult novels.

Insurgent is based on the book by Veronica Roth. Now out in theaters, Insurgent is attracting droves of fans, eager for the next installment if Tris' quest for the truth. Reviews have been discouraging, and there are some significant changes from Roth's book. Nevertheless, box office sales are through the roof.
Paper Towns is based on the book by John Green. The thing to know about this movie is that it is not TFiOS. True, there is a girl, Margo, played by Cara Delevingne. She is fierce, beautiful, and utterly fascinating to the boy next door, Quentin. Quentin is played by Not Wolff, who fans will remember from the movie TFiOS, although he wore sunglasses for much of the movie. Due out July 2015.
Fallen is the first book in a series by Lauren Kate. Addison Timlin stars as Luce Price, who has been sent to the Sword & Cross boarding school in Savannah. Jeremy Irvine plays opposite her as the elusive Daniel Grigori. Also due for release in July 2015.
The Scorch Trials is the second book in James Dashner's Maze Runner series. The big mystery of the Glade was answered at the end of the first movie...kind of. Now there's more action as the Gladers confront a new situation and what it means for them. Look for this one in September 2015.
The Fifth Wave is based on the book by Rick Yancey. In Yancey's thrilling novel, aliens have invaded Earth, leaving a bleak land that has been compared to the setting of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Chloe Grace Moretz is lined up to play Cassie Sullivan, who lives by one rule: "Trust No One." Projected release date: January 2016.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars is based on the book with a similar title by Ransom Riggs. Tim Burton will be directing a cast of adorably peculiar children, headed by Asa Butterfield, who plays Jacob Portman. Currently in production, the release date is set for March 2016.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone reportedly has a screen play written by author Laini Taylor. This one has been in the works for a while, with Michael Gracey set to direct. No news on casting or release date.
Grasshopper Jungle is based on Printz Award-winning novel by Andrew Smith. Edgar Wright is set to direct this one - eventually. Aside from the heartwarming story of how Facebook brought Grasshopper Jungle to Wright's attention, not much has come to pass. Should be worth the wait!