5 Young Adult Novels That Became Blockbuster Hits

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Registered: 01-20-2004
5 Young Adult Novels That Became Blockbuster Hits
Mon, 03-24-2014 - 2:02pm

"Though many of us may not realize it, some of the movies that make the most money at the box office are based off of books. With a well crafted story and a huge book following, it makes sense that movie producers turn to novels for screenplays. With the surge in popularity of young adult novels, book to movie adaptations are bigger than ever. So if you are looking to watch a hit movie that was first on the bookshelves, here are five young adult novels that became blockbuster movies."

The Chronicles of Narnia
Twilight Saga
The Hunger Games
Harry Potter
The Princess Diaries

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I did not know TPD were books! Interesting.

What book/series would you add to this list?

And if you're thinking of doing a weekend read/movie fest, goodreads has a list of YA novels turned movies for you to peruse!

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Tue, 03-25-2014 - 12:36pm

Percy Jackson! I don't think it was a blockbuster, but I love Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I read the books after the first movie and loved them as well. :) I just bought Sea of Monsters the other day to watch. I'm sure my son would argue Diary of a Wimpy Kid as well. :)