Lately there have been quite a few blockbuster hits at the movie theater. Some of these action packed feature films are actually based on young adult books. They are getting lots of attention too. It has always been fun to read the book and then sit on the edge of your seat waiting to see if the film will be the same. The Teen Scene is highlighting a few books that have been adapted into film or tv versions. Check Them Out!
Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
In a.d. 125, a young Roman centurion must recover the infamous Ninth Legion’s missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard. A young centurion ventures among the hostile tribes beyond the Roman Wall to recover the eagle standard of the Ninth, a legion which mysteriously disappeared under his father’s command.
I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien. Nine alien teenagers are hiding on Earth. Three are dead. Number four is next. This is the launch of a gripping, action-packed series already optioned for film by Steven Spielberg for DreamWorks.
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
When one of their group mysteriously disappears, four high school girls find it difficult to maintain their friendship as they begin receiving taunting messages from someone who seems to know all their past and present secrets. The four naughty girls at the heart of “Pretty Little Liars” think their secrets are safe with Alison, but now they’re receiving creepy messages from someone named “A, in the first installment of Shepard’s addictive series.
Beastly by Alex Flinn
A modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge…
Angel by James Patterson
Heartbroken after her best friend and soul mate, Fang, leaves her flock, Maximum Ride begins to believe the evil scientists trying to convince her she needs to save the world, and that Dylan, the newest member of her flock, is her perfect mate. In the seventh book in the bestselling series, evil scientists are still trying to convince Max that she needs to save the world, this time by providing the genetic link in speeding up the pace of evolution. Worse, they’re trying to convince her that her perfect mate is Dylan, the newest addition to the flock. The problem is that, despite herself, Max is starting to believe it.
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
A latest entry in the series that includes Clockwork Angel finds Clary, Jace and Simon struggling with new levels of dark temptation and betrayal as well as a prospective romance.