YA books that have been adapted into movies

Are you with God? I’m Margaret

Athanaeum Books; Dana Holly/Lionsgate

On January 10, teens (and ex-teens) everywhere rejoiced when it was announced that the 1970 Judy Blum classic Are you with God? I’m Margaret It is made into a movie.

Abby Ryder Fortson stars as the titular 11-year-old who “goes through the chaotic and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends at a new school,” according to a synopsis, after her family moves from New York City.

Rachel McAdams You will play Margaret’s mother, Barbara. Kathy Bates as Margaret’s grandmother Sylvia and Benny Safdie as Margaret’s father.

How to watch: The movie is set to hit theaters on April 28

The sun is also a star

Delacorte Press, Warner Bros.

This 2019 film based on the e-book by Nicola Yoon tells the story of Natasha, played by Yara Shahidi, who falls in love with her. Charles MeltonDaniel in one day after he saves her life on a New York City street – despite his proclamation He doesn’t believe in love in the first place. While the story is certainly a romantic one, the main characters face challenges in their personal lives: Daniel is conflicted about his parents’ dreams for him and how they compare to his own, while Natasha fights against her family’s imminent deportation to Jamaica.

How to watch: Available to rent on Apple TV+, Prime Video, and Vudu

To all the boys I’ve loved before

Simon & Schuster; Netflix

In the first adaptation of the three-part Jenny Han series, To all the boys I’ve loved before It tells the story of what happens when a girl’s secret childhood love letters are mailed. That’s right, the letters Lara Jean, played by Lana Condorbooks once mailed to several boys from her past including her sister’s ex-boyfriend Josh and classmate Peter.

After Peter awkwardly confronts him, he plays him Noah CentineoHowever, the two come up with a plan for A. to make Peter’s ex-girlfriend jealous and B to get Josh out of any scent of Lara Jean’s affection. What follows is a fictitious relationship turned reality and over an hour and a half of awesome, sometimes cringe-worthy moments.

How to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

The hate you give

Balzer + Bray 20th Century Fox

in 2018 the hate you give, Based on the novel by Angie Thomas With the same name, high school student Starr witnesses her childhood friend, Khalil, being shot and killed by the police during a traffic stop.

She plays Starr, who feels sandwiched between her wealthy, mostly white prep school, and her community Amandla Steinberg, She shares her sad journey and how she comes together to fight for justice for Khalil.

How to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

Simon vs. the Homo sapiens agenda

Balzer + Bray 20th Century Fox

2018 Love, Simon stars Nick Robinson As the titular character – a teenager who struggles to tell those close to him that he is gay. In addition to Robinson, the movie stars Jennifer GarnerAnd Josh DuhamelAnd 13 reasons why‘s Katherine Langford, Alexandra Scheib and Jorge Lindeborg Jr., who help tell the spicy coming-of-age story first written as Simon vs. the Homo sapiens agenda By Becky Albertali.

How to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Balzer + Bray Film Rise

The Miseducation of Cameron Poststarring Chloe Grace Moretz As a titular character, it tells the story of a teenager who is sent to a conversion therapy camp by her guardian. While there, Cameron befriends Jane, who he plays Conversations with friendsSasha Lane, and Adam, played by Forrest Goodluck, who find a way out against all odds. The original book by Emily Danforth was released in 2012.

How to watch: Available to stream on Peacock and Hulu

Everything everything

Amber. MGM

In another quote from Nicola Yoon, 2017 Everything everything is a one-of-a-kind lovers’ tale featuring the story of Amandla Stenberg, who has been told she must remain confined to her home due to a rare illness, falls in love with her new neighbor Ollie, played by Nick Robinson. The story shows the teenage couple’s relationship evolving from correspondence to meeting in person in secret, and Maddie learning the truth about why she’s been inside all these years.

How to watch: Available to rent on Apple TV+, Prime Video, and Vudu

Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl

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Greg, played by Thomas Mann, is a high school student who loves to fly under the radar and spends his free time hanging out with Earl’s “co-worker,” R.J. Keeler, remaking classic movies into parodies. His life turns around, though, when a childhood friend’s parents tell him, Olivia CookRachel, diagnosed with cancer, pushes him to spend time with her. The following is the poignant story of three unsuspecting friends adapted from the 2012 novel by Jesse Andrews.

How to watch: Available to stream on Disney+

Paper cities

Penguin Books. Twentieth century fox

Kara Delevingne and Nat Wolff in the title role Paper cities As Quentin “Q” Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman. After Kyo’s neighbor and childhood sweetheart, Margo, appears at his window one night and asks him to join her in her plan to get back at a group of kids at their high school, she disappears. What follows is Q’s journey to find her by following the clues she left behind. Famed YA author John Green wrote the original version in 2008.

How to watch: Available to rent on Apple TV+, Prime Video, and Vudu

Bad luck

Dutton Books. Twentieth century fox

Original film adaptation by John Green, 2014 bad luck It’s sure to bring a tear (or many) to your eyes! This heartwarming tale of two teens who meet at a cancer support group—and fall in love—was adapted from the 2012 book of the same name. Who are the stars Shailene Woodley As stubborn 16-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster Slip Elgort Like Augustus Waters with dark humor.

How to watch: Available to stream on HBO Max.


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In this 2014 film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s first book forked series, Shailene Woodley plays 16-year-old Beatrice Prior – or Tris – in a dystopian futuristic city divided into five factions. Despite this, she learns at her selection ceremony that she is Divergent, which means she does not belong to any faction – a fact she must keep secret. Woodley both joined her Bad luck costar ansel elgort and her Surprisingly now costar Miles Teller. However, much of the movie sees her playing the opposite role whigh lotusTheo James As four – her mentor.

How to watch: Available to stream on HBO Max

Surprisingly now

Books by Alfred A. A 24

Surprisingly now It tells the story of what happens when opposites attract. It stars Miles Teller as Sutter and Shailene Woodley as Amy, two teenagers who fall in love with each other despite their differences. They first meet one morning after Sutter, who has spent the night drinking, falls asleep on the lawn and Amy finds her completing her mother’s paper trail. The two relate to their difficult upbringings and face ups and downs in their own relationship. The 2013 film, adapted from Tim Tharp’s 2008 novel, concludes with a cliffhanger ending that leaves the audience wondering what will happen after the credits roll.

How to watch: Available to stream on HBO Max

the perks of being a wallflower

MTV Books; The pinnacle of entertainment

2012 the perks of being a wallflower It follows the story of Charlie, who he plays Logan Lerman, a socially awkward teen dealing with depression and harboring a deep, dark secret. when befriending Emma WatsonSam and her brother Patrick, played by Ezra Miller, his world opens up. Another movie sure to bring out the tissue box, this heartwarming (and heart-rending) tale is based on the 1999 book by Stephen Chbosky, who wrote and directed the movie.

How to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

hunger Games

Lionsgate School Press

In 2012, Suzanne Collins hunger Games It was brought to the big screen starring Jennifer LawrenceAnd Liam HemsworthAnd Josh HutchersonAnd Elizabeth Banks – For example, but not limited. An all-star cast tells Collins’ story of Panem, a fictional, futuristic place in which young men from every region of the country are chosen to compete – to the death – in a televised competition. Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen volunteers as a “tribute” in place of her younger sister, which begins a journey that takes two books and subsequent films. A prequel novel to be adapted for the screen in 2023.

How to watch: Available to rent on Apple TV+, Prime Video, and Vudu


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Love triangle, vampires and werewolves, oh my! The global phenomenon that is twilight The franchise kicked off with the Stephanie Meyer series, which first hit shelves in 2005. The first book, twilightIt was made into a movie in 2008 Kristen Stewart Shy new girl in town Bella Swan and Robert Patterson Like Edward Cullen – a vampire. The first iteration of what became a four-part movie franchise chronicles the beginning of a love story for the ages.

Where to watch: Available to stream on Showtime

Sisters of the Traveling Pants

Delacorte Press, Warner Bros.

Sisters of the Traveling PantsOriginally written by Ann Brashares in 2001, it was adapted for the screen in 2005. The story follows four best friends as they take off in changing summers and use a pair of jeans—which miraculously fit each of them—as a way to stay connected. championship America FerreraAnd Alexis BledelAnd Amber Tamblyn And Blake LivelyThe film was followed by a sequel based on Brashear’s second book in the three-part series.

How to watch: Available to rent on Apple TV+, Prime Video, and Vudu

Princess Diaries

HarperCollins Disney

in 2001, Princess Diaries Launch a career American actress Anne Hathawaywho plays Mia Thermopolis – a teen who learns from others Julie AndrewQueen Clarice Rinaldi – She really is a princess. The wonderfully bizarre film follows Mia’s journey from awkward high school student to stable-prince.tax Genovia. A second movie followed in 2004 and in November 2022 it was announced A third film is in development. Also based on the Meg Cabot book series.

How to watch: Available to stream on Disney+

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