6 Young Adult and Kid Books to Read Before You Watch the Movie in 2017

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 

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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.

Release date: March 3, 2017
Rating: PG-13
Starring:  Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Kian Lawley

 

2.)  13 Reasons Why, by Jay Asher 

ThirteenReasonsWhy 6 Young Adult and Kid Books to Read Before You Watch the Movie in 2017This 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.

Release date: March 31, 2017
Rating: TV-MA
Starring: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro

 

3.)  Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

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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.

Release date:  May 19, 2017
Rating: PG-13
Starring:  Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose

4.)  Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

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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.

Release date:  November 17, 2017
Rating: PG
Starring: Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay

5.) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, by Jeff Kinney

9781419711893-350x521 6 Young Adult and Kid Books to Read Before You Watch the Movie in 2017Kinney 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.

Release date:   May 19, 217
Rating:  PG
Starring: Alicia SilverstoneTom Everett Scott, Jason Drucker

 

6.)  The Adventures of Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey

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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.

Release date: June 2, 2017
Rating: PG
Starring: Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal, Ed Helms

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