S.E Hinton published The Outsiders in 1967, introducing the YA genre of literature. Ever since then Young Adult sales have skyrocketed and it has become one of the most popular genres in literature. Because of their popularity, many of these books have been adapted into films and television shows. However, many adored stories have yet to make the big screen. But for some lucky fans, the following books will be.
A court of thorns and roses, by Sarah J. Mass
Hulu has planned to adapt Sarah J. Mass’s bestselling series A Court of Thorns and Roses into a television series. Just like the novel, the show is a retelling of The Beauty and The Beast and is expected to be filled with action, romance, adventure, and many fantastical elements. And since fantasy shows, such as Shadow and Bone, have become increasingly popular on streaming services, we can assume that this new series will be a huge hit. Sarah J. Mass and Ron Moore (who also adapted the series Outlander) have been writing the show together. They can’t wait for viewers to see it.
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Percy Jackson, by Rick Riordan
The first two Percy Jackson books, by Rick Riordan, were adapted into movies that were released in 2010 and 2013. They starred Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario. But now Disney Plus is planning to release a new television show based on the books. Riordan mentioned that they are not planning to age the characters up as they did last time with Logan Lerman, but instead cast someone who looks and can act twelve years old to match the character from the book.
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Red White and royal blue, by Casey Mcquiston
Amazon Studios has plans to adapt Casey McQuiston’s LBGTQ novel into a film. A Julliard Playwriting graduate named Ted Malawer will write the script which follows the story of a boy named Alex (the first son of the United States) who falls in love with the Prince of Wales, the boy who is supposed to be his enemy. The novel sent a beautiful message about love to many teens and young adults, and there is no doubt that the movie will too.
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We Hunt the Flame, by Hafsah Faizal
STXV is currently developing a television adaptation of Hafsah Faizal’s YA fantasy novel We Hunt the Flame. The show, just like the novel, will follow the adventurous, romantic journey of a female hunter and an assassin prince who are trying to return to their magical kingdom. This is one you definitely don’t want to miss.
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They Both Die at The End, by Adam Silvera
The They Both Die at The End television series adaptation is in the works at HBO. There is not a lot of information on the show yet, but we do know that it is an LGBTQ story about two young men who receive the news that they are going to die that day. What they both want to do on their last day is to make a new friend, so that’s what they do. The show will take us through their journey of falling in love on their last adventure.
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One of Us is Lying, by Karen McManus
Karen McManus’s best-selling novel, One of Us is Lying, is going to be adapted into a television show by Peacock. Just like the novel, the show will center around a group of teens who are suspects in their classmate’s murder. Chase Stokes, who plays John B in Netflix’s hit series Outer Banks, will play a supporting role in the show. Mystery shows like Pretty Little Liars and Cruel Summer have done really well, so we can presume the same about One of Us is Lying. Plus, who doesn’t love Chase Stokes?