Five Book-To-Film Adaptations That Need To Happen Already

Five Book-To-Film Adaptations That Need To Happen Already


Now that blockbuster hits like 'Harry Potter and 'Twilight' are no more and current hits: The Hunger Games and 'Divergent' are soon coming to an end, I think it's time we find some books that would continue to feed YA craze.

Here are a few novels that need to be adapted to film – ASAP!


The Delirium Series is a dystopian trilogy, published by Harper Collins in 2011 and follows the life of eighteen-year-old Lena Holloway, ninety-five days prior to her surgery to remove the ability to love. However, once she meets outcast Alex Sheathes, she falls in love in a society where love is classified as a disease.

This book series has adventure, action and romance, themes all book nerds and YA fanatics adore and will most likely translate credibly on screen.


Noughts and Crosses is a novel published in 2001 that sees character Sephy who is a Cross - a member of the dark-skinned clan that are seen as the ruling class. Callum, on the other hand, is a Nought, a “colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. These two have been friends since early childhood, but that’s as their relationship can go. In this dystopian society, Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. Against the backdrop of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance ignites between Sephy and Callum - a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger.

This novel, once brought to the big screen will definitely bring to light some ongoing political issues; if done right with a great cast and decent director, this film could definitely be a big contender at the Oscars.


This dystopian trilogy is centred around Juliette Ferrars, a seventeen-year-old that has a rare genetic condition, making her touch lethal. She has been shunned by society (The Reestablishment) as their concerns are seemingly more important: finding food, fighting wars, getting rid of diseases much like hers. However, Warner comes into the picture, a soldier, promising to help and seemingly transfixed by Juliette and her powers; he hopes to use her as a weapon of destruction.

This mind-bogglingly epic series features action, drama, romance and adventure everything to make the book nerd go gaga, to see it on screen would please fans of films such as X-Men and Kick-Ass.


The Selection Series, set in the future, where society is divided into castes, the beautiful redhead protagonist America Singer from the fifth caste is elected to partake in The Selection - a televised competition that sees thirty-five girls compete for the affections of the Prince of Illea: Maxon.

These set of novels, once turned to films would be a definite hit for those into The Princess Diaries and American reality TV show 'The Bachelor'.


Junk, or “Smack” in the U.S., is a realistic novel for young adults by the British author Melvin Burgess, published in 1996 by Andersen in the U.K. Set on the streets of Bristol, England, the story features two runaway teens: Tar and Gemma, who join a group of squatters, where they fall into heroin addiction and embrace anarchism.

This novel was written way before YA was considered a genre. 'JUNK' was made into a four-part TV series in the 90's, however, if made into perhaps an independent film, it'll be a sure winner at film festivals such as Sundance, Toronto and Cannes.

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