YA Books Made Into Movies


*These books have been selected for teens. The titles on this book list contain a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage parents to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Please check our catalog to see which books are available. This is not an exhaustive list of every YA title made into a movie.*

5th Wave by Richard Yancey

​13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher - TV show

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Book Thief by Markus Zusak

​Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Derby Girl by Shauna Cross (Movie titled, “Whip it”)

Divergent; Insurgent; Allegiant by Veronica Roth

DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

​Every Day by David Levithan

​Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them by J.K. Rowling

Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Giver by Lois Lowry

Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

How to Deal by Sarah Dessen

Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney (Movie titled, “Seventh Son”)

Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Maze Runner; The Scorch Trials; Death Cure by James Dashner

​Me and Early and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Midnight Sun by Trish Cook

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Nick and Norah’s infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn

Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Paper Towns by John Green

Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Shadowhunters series by Cassandra Clare–TV show

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens by Becky Albertalli (Movie titled, “Love, Simon”)

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (Movie titled, “Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker”)

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Why we broke up by Daniel Handler

Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle



All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - Pre Production, To Be Released in 2018 or 2019

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - August 2019

Between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys (Movie titled, “Ashes in the Snow”) - 2018

Call of the Wild by Jack London - December 2019

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – In development

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy - 2018

Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - Has a Producer

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick - Channing Tatum to direct, Production Halted in Oct. 2017

I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson – Optioned

​Illuminae by Amie Kaufman - Brad Pitt set to produce

Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa – Optioned since 2012

Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - March 2019

Legend by Marie Lu

Let it snow by John Green

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - December 2019

Looking for Alaska by John Green – Optioned, but unlikely to be made

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – Elizabeth Banks to direct, In development

Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - Optioned

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Film rights sold to Universal Pictures

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – TV show - 2018

Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - In Development

Sorta like a Rockstar by Matthew Quick - In Development, possibly Netflix

Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith - In Development

Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon - May 2019

The Diviners by Libba Bray – Rights purchased by Paramount Pictures

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - Optioned



updated: 11/1/18