Eight classic young adult novels that deserve the Hollywood treatment
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"In the last few years, young adult fiction has become to Hollywood studios what Nirvana-esque alternative rock bands were to record labels in the 1990s: everybody has to have at least one. From past record-breakers like Harry Potter and Twilight to the ongoing Hunger Gamesand Divergent films, retooling kids’ books for the big screen is often lucrative (though there have been some notable misses, like Ender’s Game). In August, the Weinstein Company makes its play with a high-profile adaptation of the first book in Lois Lowry’s Giver series, starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. It was recently announced that Sony is adapting Seeker, a sci-fi novel which doesn’t even come out until 2015 and is the first in a trilogy, about a young girl being trained for a mysterious task in a dystopic future society. Studios are also moving beyond just series and adapting one-off YA novels as narrative films. In June, Divergent heroine Shailene Woodley will appear as a cancer patient in John Green’s hit The Fault In Our Stars and in August Chloe Grace Moretz will play the lead in an adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay, about a young girl who has an out-of-body experience following a car accident."
I would LOVE to see Go Ask Alice as well as A Wrinkle In Time!