Friday, June 28, 2013

YA Movie Procrastination: Buzzfeed's 14 Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

In case you weren't catching up on high caliber news (cough cough trolling Buzz Feed) you may have missed the post "Buzzfeed's 14 Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen"

The moral? We are about to get a plethora of YA novels made into movies, an especially high percentage starring Shailene Woodley...and that us ladies here at YAF&WS are big fans of! Here is a selection of the 14 we are interested in.

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth (our reviews)

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Why you should read it: This will be the next Hunger Games, mark my words. A dystopian society with five factions and a courageous teen ready to change the future. Tris is the kind of protagonist you really want to root for, and there are no love triangles! You will not be able to put this trilogy down.
Movie release date: March 21, 2014 /Who’s starring: Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, and Theo James
3. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (our excitement over the movie)

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Why you should read it: A story about a girl who discovers she has a supernatural bloodline after her mom is abducted by demons. It’s a very long series, but totally worth it. Let’s hope Hollywood does it justice!
Movie release date: Aug. 21, 2013/ Who’s starring: Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (are you even questioning our love at this point)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Why you should read it: A terminally ill girl unexpectedly falls in love despite her inevitable fate. Grab the tissues, guys.
Movie release date: Unknown/ Who’s starring: Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort Source:
5. The Maze Runner by James Dashner 

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 Why you should read it: A bunch of boys are trapped in a maze filled with deadly creatures ready to kill. Their home is a ticking time bomb, and you’ll race through the book to find out if they ever escape. P.S. The movie stars DYLAN O’BRIEN, ladies and gents.
Movie release date: Feb. 14, 2014/ Who’s starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, and Patricia Clarkson
9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (our review)


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Why you should read it: During WWII, a young girl named Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. The book is narrated by Death, so it will be interesting to see how this translates to film.
Movie release date: Jan. 17, 2014/ Who’s starring: Sophie NĂ©lisse and Geoffrey Rush
13. The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp (we ARE excited)


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Why you should read it: This is a classic I-unexpectedly-fell-in-love high school story that will have you rapidly flipping through the pages. The movie premiered at Sundance and received rave reviews, saying, “John Hughes would be proud.”
Movie release date: Aug. 2, 2013/ Who’s starring: Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller


  1. I can't wait for the Divergent movie to come out! I want to fly to Chicago and watch them film it! Okay, yeah, I'm crazy. hahaha! Great list, I'm going to have to read about half of these before they come out! :)

  2. SO many good movies to look forward to!

  3. I'm really excited for The Mortal Instruments, The Maze Runner and Divergent, especially because I'm hoping to like the movie versions more than their bookish counterparts. Unfortunately, all three of these fell in the "I liked it, but didn't love it" category so I think the film has a great opportunity to bring to life the pieces that just fell flat for me.

  4. I'm most excited for City of Bones. Can't wait to see it. Just need to find someone to drag to the theater.

  5. lol i love how shailene is in 3 of these


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