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Upcoming YA Book-to-Film Adaptations

Here’s a look at some of the page-to-screen productions we can look forward to:

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – based on the trilogy by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic). Release Date: November 20, 2015
  • The 5th Wave – based on the series by Rick Yancey (Putnam/Penguin). Release Date: January 15, 2016
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant – based on the series by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins). Release Date: March 18, 2016
  • The BFG – based on the novel by Roald Dahl (Penguin). Release Date: July 1, 2016
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – based on the novel by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic). Release Date: November 18, 2016

Many more YA novels have been optioned for film, too!

The move from page to screen is tricky. What works in a book doesn’t quite get across the same way cinematically. It’s not practical to film every detail in a book, even though as readers and fans we may find all of those details fascinating and important. The cast and crew have to use their own creative talents to interpret the essence of the novel in the most captivating way possible, whether or not it’s completely faithful to the story. (School Library Journal)

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