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October 03, 2018

Teen Books Go To The Movies!

Teen Books Go To The Movies!

By: Anders Arnold

Reading YA books is always a blast, but sometimes it’s a lot of fun to see your beloved novels on the big screen (and sometimes, not so much). Let’s look at the glass half-full shall we? Here are some of my personal favorites made in to movies. And away we go…

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – movie released in 2018, directed by Stephen Spielberg
In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines and when Wade finds a hidden clue, he is beset by players willing to kill to take an ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.



Nerve by Jeanne Ryan – movie released in 2016, directed by Ariel Schulman & Henry Joost
A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly when Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating–Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they’re directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?

Everything, Everything


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – movie released in 2017, directed by Stella Meghie
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. However, one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – movie (Love, Simon) released in 2018, directed by Greg Berlanti
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.