Read it First!--Upcoming YA Movie Adaptations

The Fault in Our Stars. If I Stay. Divergent. Are you noticing a trend at the movie theaters?

Of course, that’s just some of what’s come out in theaters this summer. Hollywood has been adapting YA novels at a rapid-fire pace pretty much ever since Harry Potter made it cool. And a little quick googling will bestow many hits upon thee if you’re searching for what book-to-movie might just be the next Hunger Games. Here are just a few promising adaptations still in early stages of production giving you plenty of time to catch the book first - if you haven't already read them!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs      Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Status: In Development                             Release Date: March 6, 2016

Director: Tim Burton (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

 

Heist Society by Ally CarterHeist Society, Ally Carter

Status: In Development                                Release Date: ????

Producer: Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games)

 

The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick NessThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Status: In Development (since 2012)        Release Date: ????

Writer: Jamie Linden (We are Marshall, Dear John)

 

Paper Towns by John GreenPaper Towns, John Green
Status:  In Production -- John Green has been posting pictures and video from the set    

Release Date: June 19, 2015

Writer/Producer: John Green and Scott Neustadter (The Fault in Our Stars)

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew SmithGrasshopper Jungle, Andrew Smith
Status: In Development                                                Release Date: ????

Director: Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World)

 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellEleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell                                                                                                                                 

Status: In development, anticipate shooting in 2015                   Release Date: ????

Writer: Rainbow Rowell

 

Of course, many books that get optioned for movie rights never make the big time, sadly getting caught in development limbo. Are they, perhaps, better off that way? Which of these potential movies would you be most excited about? Any that you dread? Pipe up in the comments!