Teen books made into movies

December 29, 2011

Salon published an article asking Teen authors which Teen book should be the next blockbuster film and which Teen film should never have been made:  And the next “Tintin” is…

The authors include:

  • Sherman Alexie
  • M.T. Anderson
  • Lois Lowry
  • Gregory Maguire
  • Maggie Stiefvater

My least favorite is the TV movie made of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Ring of Endless Light.  The film had characters of the same names and it took place in the same location as the book, but the story was completely lost.  I was so disappointed because this is one of my all-time L’Engle favorites.

What is your favorite Teen book made into a movie or your most disliked?

via Bookshelves of Doom

posting by Lorraine

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4 Responses to “Teen books made into movies”

  1. jeanne Says:

    I loved “Holes”. Both as a book and as a movie. And for me that’s unusual because I usually refuse to see a movie if I’ve read and enjoyed the book. thanks for the post!

  2. Betsy Says:

    The next teen “blockbuster” movies should be Maggie Stiefvater’s wolves series (I don’t think this series has a name; first book is Shiver) or Julie Kagawa’s “Iron Fey” series (first book is Iron King).

  3. Mechelle Says:

    Looking so forward to the movies based Maggie Stiefvater’s WOLVES books!

  4. siloak Says:

    One of my all-time favorite teen books is I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I could not believe what a dud the movie was.


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