Reading Riot: YA Books to Movies
Young adult books often make great movies! Here are a few recommendations.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I haven’t had a chance to see the Everything, Everything movie yet but I loved the book. If you’re a fan of John Green’s The Fault in our Stars, I think you will too. “Everything, Everything” is about a quarantined girl who’s allergic to basically everything but falls in love with the boy next door. The story is told through vignettes, diary entries, texts, lists and illustrations which is how Maddy and Olly get messages to each other. When Olly manages to spring her from isolation, he becomes the biggest risk she’s ever taken.
Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life by James Patterson
Another popular book that was adapted into a movie is “Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life.” In this hilarious story, Rafe Khatchadorian, an imaginative teenager, enters middle school and becomes fed up with his school’s obsession with rules at the expense of any and all creativity. Desperate to shake things up, he teams up with his best friend, “Leo the Silent,” to create a game to make school more fun. They come up with a plan to break every single rule in the school’s code of conduct and let the students run wild.
In case you missed the showing of “Middle School” at our Teen Movie Night, you can borrow the DVD from the library. Grab some popcorn and prepare to laugh!
∼ Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Bealeton branch library
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