There are plenty of book-to-movie adaptations this year for adults. Younger readers are in luck too, as these 6 books, written for young adults and children, are making their way to the screen. Are your children looking for something to read? Check these books out before watching their screen adaptations.
1.) Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver
This story centers on Samantha Kingston, a popular high school girl who seems to live the perfect life, until a car accident abruptly changes everything. She relives the day of her death every day for a week and tries desperately to change her fate.
2.) 13 Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
This young adult novel, a bestseller in 2011, has hit Netflix as an original series. It follows Clay Jensen as he struggles to learn why his classmate took her life, with the help of cassette tapes she has left behind as clues.
3.) Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon
The protagonist of this novel suffers from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, forcing her to lead a sheltered existence in her house. Her life turns upside down when a boy moves in next door and changes her world forever.
4.) Wonder, by R.J. Palacio
This book, beloved by children and adults alike, tells the story of Auggie, a boy who struggles to fit in at a new school. Auggie, who has been homeschooled throughout elementary school, has a facial deformity which leads to him being bullied and ostracized. This story successfully focuses on differences and acceptance.
Kinney captivates young readers with his hilarious illustrations and stories. Book 9 of this highly popular series finds Greg Heffley on a road trip with his crazy family, a pig, some hungry seagulls, and a broken-down car.
In this graphic novel, two fourth grade boys play pranks at school and one goes a little too far. The main characters hypnotize their principal into thinking he is a superhero, clad in a cape and underwear. Adventure ensues, in a hilarious book that children will be sure to enjoy.