Teen Books Made into Movies

Percy Jackson's Sea of Monsters

The following is a list of teen books that have been made into movies. Which ones have you read? Did you see the movie? Did you like it? Was it what you expected? From the list, choose a book that you have already read or will read over the Christmas holidays (if you like). This will be Presentation #5 (Report #3) for the third trimester.

For the presentation I expect the following content:

  • Title of book, title of film adaptation, script writer (sometimes it’s the author of the book);
  • brief summary of book (5-7 statements on slide, the rest is spoken, but it must be BRIEF!); publication house and date;
  • date of movie release; director; film company or companies;
  • film portrayal: main actors;
  • changes in film (in contrast to written version): characters, setting (time and place), events, other elements;
  • public’s (audience) reaction; revenue earned or lost;
  • movie clip and its significance;
  • sources of information.

Here is the list of teen books:

  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rawling: The Sorcerer’s Stone; The Order of the Phoenix; The Prisoner of Azkaban; The Deathly Hallows; The Goblet of Fire; The Chamber of Secrets; The Half-Blood Prince;
  2. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games; Catching Fire; Mockingjay;
  3. Divergent series by Veronica Roth: Divergent; Insurgent;
  4. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (#1);
  5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares;
  6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green;
  7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan: The Lightning ThiefThe Sea of Monsters;
  8. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot;
  9. Holes by Louis Sachar;
  10. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials #1);
  11. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky;
  12. The Princess Bride by William Goldman;
  13. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne;
  14. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks;
  15. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1);
  16. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon(#1);
  17. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Charlie Bucket #1)
  18. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult;
  19. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (The Ender Quintet #1);
  20. The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak;
  21. Freaky Friday  by Mary Rodgers;
  22. I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan;
  23. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks;
  24. Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2);
  25. Coraline  by Neil Gaiman.

List of Short Fiction titles:

Check out the following link to a list of short fiction (short stories) in Wikipedia that might interest you.

 Short fiction made into feature films

If you choose from the above, send me the title of your selection for my approval.


I strongly urge you to select something that you have already read and then watch the movie if you haven’t seen it yet (and not the other way around).  ~~LMM



22 thoughts on “Teen Books Made into Movies

  1. Alondra, Coraline;
    Tatiana, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules;
    Andrea S., Paper Towns;
    Andrea Norelle, The Goblet of Fire;
    Javier A., Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 1;
    Francisco Olivero, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief;
    Daniel, Ender’s Game;
    Jesmarie, The Fault in Our Stars;
    Kelvin, Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Please be specific in your choice. If it’s a series, which title? ~~LMM

  2. Students: Keep in mind that each one of you should have a different novel or story. It’s highly recommended but not obligatory. If you select the same title as another classmate, make sure the video clips of the movie are different.

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