Read the Movie

There are tons of movies that have come out or are coming out based on YA novels. Get a jump on the lines and read the book before you see the movie. It's always better anyway.


Compiled by:
Becky F.
The 5th Wave

Richard Yancey
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Yancey)

Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.


All the Bright Places

Jennife Niven
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Niven)

Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge--it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.


Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Judy Blume
(Juvenile Fiction - J Blume)

Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a twelve-year-old girl talks over her problems with her own private God.


Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Colfer)

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.


Battle Angel Alita, Vol. 1: Deluxe Edition

Yukito Kishiro
(Manga- MANGA Battlea Deluxe v. 1 Kishiro)

Daisuke Ido, a talented cybernetic doctor, finds the head of a cyborg in a junk heap. When he rebuilds her body, Alita's only clue to her past surfaces-her deadly fighting instincts! And now she is determine to find out the truth about who she once was...


Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Sepetys)

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.


The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Zusak)

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.


Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Adeyemi)

Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.


The Darkest Minds

Alexandra Bracken
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Bracken)

Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run 'rehabilitation camp' for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children


The Diabolic

SJ Kincaid
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Kincaid)

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager and the galaxy's most deadly weapon, who masquerades as Sidonia, a senator's daughter, and becomes a hostage of the galactic court.


Dr Bird's Advice for Sad Poets

Evan Roskos
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Roskos)

A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depression and anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman, hugging trees, and figuring out why his sister has been kicked out of the house.


Dumplin'

Julie Murphy
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Murphy)

Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs.


Eat, Brains, Love

Jeff Hart
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Hart)

New Jersey teens Jake Stephenson and Amanda Blake are turning into zombies and, having devoured half of their senior class, they are on the run, pursued by teen psychic Cass, a member of a government unit charged with killing zombies and keeping their existence secret.


Every Day

David Levithan
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Levithan)

Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.


Everything, Everything

Nicola Yoon
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Yoon)

The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known.


Five Feet Apart

Rachael Lippincott
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Lippinc)

Seventeen-year-olds Stella and Will, both suffering from cystic fibrosis, realize the only way to stay alive is to stay apart, but their love for each other is slowly pushing the boundaries of physical and emotional safety.


The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Thomas)

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died


The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Collins)

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.


Hush, Hush

Becca Fitzpatrick
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Fitzpat)

High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.


The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Ness)

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.


Long Way Down

Jason Reynolds
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Reynold)

As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.


The Martian: A Novel

Andy Weir
(Science Fiction & Fantasy - SF Weir)

Mark Watney was nearly killed by a dust storm on Mars and was abandoned by his crew who thought him dead. Now he's all alone with no way of letting Earth know he's alive, which doesn't matter because his supplies would run out before they'd get there. Either way, the environment or human error will likely kill him first. Not giving in, Mark works to survive, battling obstacle after obstacle, but will it be enough?


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Jesse Andrews
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Andrews)

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Riggs)

After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.


A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Ness)

Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.


Mortal Engines

Philip Reeve
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Reeve)

Tom and Hester have been thrown together. Truly-thrown out of a city on wheels that's left them stranded and starving in the middle of nowhere while it hares off after its prey. Hester is desperate for revenge, and Tom is only desperate to get back on board his beloved London. This is a stunning literary debut from Philip Reeve. A novel that defies easy categorization, it is a gripping adventure story set in an inspired fantasy world, where moving cities trawl the globe. Peopled with convincing and utterly likable characters, this story is a magical and unique read.


On the Come Up

Angie Thomas
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Thomas)

When sixteen-year-old Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and frustration into her first song, she finds herself at the center of a controversy.


The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Stiefva)

Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent's only gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own--and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Alberta)

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed


Spontaneous

Aaron Starmer
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Starmer)

A darkly funny and spectacularly original exploration of friendship, goodbyes--and spontaneous combustion.


Stargirl

Jerry Spinelli
(Juvenile Fiction - J Spinell)

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.


The Sun is Also a Star

Nicola Yoon
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Yoon)

Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there issomething extraordinary in store for both of them.


To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Jenny Han
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Han)

Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent.


A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Tahereh Mafi
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Mafi)

A year after 9/11, Muslim teenager Shirin has completely withdrawn from social life, until she meets Ocean James in her biology class and is tempted to actually let her guard down.


What If It's Us

Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Alberta)

Told in two voices, when Arthur, a summer intern from Georgia, and Ben, a native New Yorker, meet it seems like fate, but after three attempts at dating fail they wonder if the universe is pushing them together or apart.


The Wicked Deep

Shea Ernshaw
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Ernshaw)

Two centuries ago, in the town of Sparrow, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. For a brief time each summer the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.


Words on Bathroom Walls

Julia Walton
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Walton)

Adam is a recently diagnosed schizophrenic and journals to his therapist about family, friends, and first loves as he undergoes a new drug trial for the mental illness that allows him to keep his secret for only so long.