All these stories have already hit the big screen.
Whether you go through the pages of the book or catch the film version, you must find out about these incredible teen novels!
The Fault in Our Stars
Recently published in 2012, John Green’s novel quickly became popular among teen readers and the adapted film is about to be released. The novel was inspired by Esther Earl, a teenage girl diagnosed with thyroid cancer who passed away at the age of fifteen. The story is about teenage love, following a girl suffering from terminal cancer who is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she ends up meeting a boy who has been in remission for quite a while. Catch The Fault in Our Stars movie this summer! Lovely Shailene Woodley and gorgeous Ansel Elgort play the main characters.
Perks of being a Wallflower
The 1999 novel is narrated by Charlie, a shy and introverted teenager at his sophomore year. Dealing with anxiety and depression after his best friend suicide, Charlie luckily gets befriended by Patrick, a senior student who is gay and his down to earth stepsister Sam. With his new caring friends, Charlie goes through a flood of emotions as he experiences new things and discovers who he really is. As he unravels repressed memories, Charlie decides to get help and become an active participant in his life stating: “We don’t get to choose where we came from, but we can choose where we go from here”. Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman appear in this 2012 film adaptation.
The Book Thief
This 2005 Markus Zusak’s novel is narrated by a young girl living in Germany during the Third Reich years. Following her brother’s dead, Liesel is on her way to her foster parents. She holds one book in her hands, a memory of her brother, however, she cannot read. Once papa teaches Liesel how to read her passion for books begins. Bombs begin to fall on her street, Jews hide, Germans seek and Death narrates the story, no wonder this book was listed as a best seller for over 230 weeks. Canadian teen actress, Sophie Nélisse, plays Liesel and Death visits the story three times, intrigue enough?
If I Stay
In this novel by Gayle Forman we meet Mia, a kind and musically talented seventeen year old girl who deals with the aftermath of a terrifying car accident; the twist? Mia was involved in the accident and is going through an out-of-body experience. The story follows how Mia’s inner circle and herself deal with such an overwhelming situation. “Living is all about making choices, dying is no different”, is such a tagline does not leave you wondering, how about amazing actress Chloe Moretz playing the role of Mia?
The Spectacular Now
Everyone loved James Ponsoldt’s film premier at last year’s Sundance Film Festival! Based on Tim Tharp’s amazing novel, The Spectacular Now tells the story of Sutter a party boy with no goals whatsoever living in the now with only parties, drinking and ladies on his mind. Then, there’s Aimee, a nice girl with a passion for manga and science fiction. Together they go through different stages on their relationship eventually learning from one another. However, their differences ultimately drive them apart. Will Sutter make a change for good or will he ruin the best thing in his life?
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