What are the best young adult novels turned into movies?

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    #1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 

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    Peter Perez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I feel like this is the perfect solution. Harry Potter is one of the biggest movie and biggest book franchises ever. As the first book in the series there couldn't be a better book to start with. "
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    #2The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government.

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    José Guadalupe León
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This proclaimed novel is loved by readers and critics. The novels and movies are highly popular and successful."
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    #3Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is the fifth installment in the seven books of Harry Potter Series. The book is about the challenges that Harry Potter faced in his fifth year at Hogwarts and how he overcome everything.
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    Tom Tan
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "This is definitely one of my favorite books of all time and the movies were amazing! I'd say the series is both a must read and a must watch. "
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    #4Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The third installment in Harry Potter book series. The story revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter. He also discovered all about Sirius Balck and his parents. 

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    #5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry and his friends is already on their last year at Hogwarts but the adventure still continues. The battle will begin and many lives will be lost. 
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    #6Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay is the third installment in The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It is the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen in her revolution against the capitol as she serves to be the rebels' Mockingjay.

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    Scott Hunt
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Great book to a great series! I loved how the book end and I thought it ended nicely for the characters. You should definitely read it if you haven't yet!"
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    #7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    Brittany Perry
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is considered one of the best young adult novels turned into movies. It features a lovable gang of young wizards and their adventures at Hogwarts. This is a great read for children in grades 3-8 though it is also suitable for adults. It is a humorous book that tells the tale of friendship, adventure and magic. "
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    #8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The story revolves around Harry Potter's sixth year in Hogwarts. Their class learned to apparate and Harry found a book that helped him in his potions class. More adventures and mysteries await him.
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    Alexander Hernandez
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I read most all the Harry Potter books. I likes the movies a lot too. I just finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I saw the movie but the book was a little better I think. I really liked the additional story that was left out of the movie. I think it is the best book of the series."
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    #9Divergent

    Divergent

    Divergent is the first dystopian novel in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth which is set in a post-apocalyptic society divided into five factions where Beatrice Prior has to choose only one to devote her life to.

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    Rakesh Venkatesan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I love watching movies based on young adult novels. My favorite movie from this is "Divergent." It features a great cast, great acting, great story, and great effects! It's a wonderful movie that I think everyone should watch!"
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    #10The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.

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    Paul Miller
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Both this book and its associated movie are pretty good for romantic dramas. If you are considering either one because it looks appealing to you, odds are, it probably will be. The main issues seem to be that sometimes, the main characters seem to be a little affected in their speech (they do not necessarily sound like typical teens), and some secondary characters are notably flat and one-dimensional. Mostly though, it's rather compelling and enjoyable for its intended audience."
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    #11City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.
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    Ann Watkins
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "City of Bones is a very good option when it comes to adult novels turned into movies."
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    #12Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Perks of Being a Wallflower
    By Stephen Chbosky Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Also a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a funny, touching, and haunting modern classic
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    Grace Bishop
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "Perks of Being a Wallflower is a great novel and even more enjoyable in motion picture. This heartwarming and funny story about high school life and all its fantasies and heart breaks comes to life in this movie. "
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    #13Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)
    There is civil unrest in the districts, and the Capitol is getting tired of quelling these disturbances. In Catching Fire, the Capitol sends a chilling message to the districts to remind them of who is really in charge.
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    Eric Schneider
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "A wonderful novel about a girl and her friends trying to rebel against the government. A very intense and fun book."
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    #14Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry potter series. The story revolves around how Harry get past through Lord Voldemort once again. The quidditch cup is also happening and Harry will make sure he will see it. 
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    Rodrigo Espinosa
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Harry Potter movies are great, the books are even better. They are definitely appropriate for young adults. The books are long but very easy reads, real page-turners. "
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    #15To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
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    James Harper
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I had never known the story was a 'young adult novel' but I guess it appeals to most ages from teen and up. It was required reading at my high school, and the movie was quite enjoyable."
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    #16Twilight

    Twilight

    Twilight is the first book in the Twilight Saga series, a book by Stephenie Meyer. It tells the story of Bella Swan, a transferee student, and Edward Cullen who is a vampire. They will fall in love with each other and defy all odds. 

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    Angela Banks
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I started getting into this book series only after the movies started coming out and to my pleasant surprise the first book in the Twilight Saga series was just as exciting of a read as watching the movies. This is something I rarely think, which is why it was a pleasant surprise. I like the details and nuances of this thrilling love story as it is explored in the book because it reveals aspects of Bella and Edward's relationship that sometimes isn't quite as obvious in the movie. It is great read!"
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    #17I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)

    I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)

    After escaping from his home planet Lorien, John Smith found shelter on Earth. Living as a human, but having powers that humans can only dream of having, he has been a rather quiet life until something started killing his fellow Lorien survivors: only nine kids managed to escape amb make it to Earth, three have already been killed... and he is the fourth on the list. 

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    Judith Mason
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I agree, this is one of the nest young adult novels that turned into movies. The movie is pretty true to the book and is very engaging. It's pretty intense and thrilling. Even if you are not into fantasy and science fiction type of books, I think you will enjoy it. Another I like is "The Giver". "
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    #18The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Jacob Alexander
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This was a wonderful young adult novel full of great action and adventure along with a very relatable main character. This book was also turned into a movie that was just as great, making this an amazing series for anyone, especially those who love Greek mythology."
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    #19The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries is the first book in the Princess Diaries series written by Meg Cabot which follows the life of Mia Thermopolis. This has been adapted into a film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.

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    Jorge Esparza
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "For young girls this is a winner. Mia's life was normal and repetitive until her father tells her he is a prince and she goes to Genovia to see what life is like in that country. The book was told in diary form but the movie was told in story form"
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    #20Speak

    Speak

    Speak is the multi-award winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. It is a harrowing young adult story about rape, post-traumatic stress disorder, and isolation in teens. It was published in 1999 and was adapted to film in 2004.

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    Wayne Stevens
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Decent coming of age story that deals with quite a few different topics for young adults that aren't easy. The girls is a bit of an isolationist and it shows her struggles when forced with adversity in high school. "
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    #21The 3 Mistakes of my Life

    The 3 Mistakes of my Life

    The 3 Mistakes of my Life by Chetan Bhagat is a fiction novel originally published in 2008. This book tells the story of three friends living on the western side of India. It has a movie adaptation released in February 2013.

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    Jason Duncan
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A lot of people rave about this book, but I just wasn't that into it. I thought the plot was a little bit lacking and the author could have paid more attention to detail. It's decent and I was pretty satisfied, but I just think there are much better young adult novels out there that have been adapted to the screen."
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    #22The Last Picture Show

    The Last Picture Show

    The Last Picture Show is a novel written by Pulitzer-prize winning author Larry McMurtry. Set in Texas, this coming of age book follows the story of Jacy, Duane, and Sonny. It is also adapted to film with the same title. 

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    Ai Yao
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I always find books that I might not otherwise read at this site. This is another book I'm anxious to check out now. Great descriptions, so many different ways to read, related items. You couldn't ask for a better way to find what you're looking for."
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    #23Fifty Shades Freed

    Fifty Shades Freed

    Fifty Shades Freed is a contemporary erotica fiction and the third book in Fifty Shades trilogy written by E.L. James. This novel follows the story of Christian and Ana's married life. It was published in 2012 by Vintage Books. 

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Summary

Best What are the best young adult novels turned into movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneBooks 38 Paid
2The Hunger GamesBooks 35 Paid
3Harry Potter And The Order Of The PhoenixBooks 32 Paid
4Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanBooks 32 Paid
5Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsBooks 29 Paid
6Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)Books 28 Paid
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsBooks 26 Paid
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceBooks 25 Paid
9DivergentBooks 22 Paid
10The Fault in Our StarsBooks 21 Paid
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