Page to Screen – Young Adult Version!

(This week’s post is written by one of Piscataway Library’s User Services staff members.  Thank you, Dejah!)

Many teens are taking this new influx of time at home to binge series or cozy up with a good movie. Other than Harry Potter, how many movies or television shows do you know were actually based upon a really great book? There are tons of awesome books that went from page to motion picture. Whether it was a good adaptation or not, you be the judge!  With all this time on your hands, why not compare the two? Here are some suggestions for you!


These popular book series took the theaters by storm, multiple times!

The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner  Read the Series

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins  Read the Series

Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot  Read the Series

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling  Read the Series

The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth  Read the Series

Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer  Read the Series

To All the Boys I loved Before by Jenny Han  Read the Series


These love stories touched our hearts as we flipped through the pages, and when we watched it unfurl before our eyes on screen. Check them out!

Fault in Our Stars, by John Green  Ebook

The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon  Ebook  Audiobook

Five Feet Apart, by Racheal Lippincott  Ebook  Audiobook

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon  Ebook  Audiobook

If I Stay, by Gayle Foreman  Ebook  Audiobook

Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver  Ebook  Audiobook

The Spectacular Now, by Tim Tharp  Ebook


From school drama to banned books, these stories have it all.  But, did their film adaptations live up to what we imagined?

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares  Ebook  Audiobook

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, by Jesse Andrews  Ebook  Audiobook

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak  Ebook  Audiobook

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky  Ebook

The Duff, by Kody Keplinger  Ebook


These books to worlds and universes beyond our wildest dreams! Read and watch these titles if you want to be taken out of this world.

The Giver, by Lois Lowry  Ebook  Audiobook

The Fifth Wave, by Rick Yancy  Ebook  Audiobook

Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken  Ebook

Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card  Ebook Audiobook

Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia  Ebook  Audiobook

The Host, by Stephanie Meyer  Ebook  Audiobook

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline  Ebook  Audiobook

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs  Ebook  Audiobook

TV Shows

These titles went from books to binge-worthy! Grab some snacks and your favorite blanket to get ready for a marathon after reading these awesome stories. 

Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher  Ebook Audiobook

Looking for Alaska, by John Green  Ebook

City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare  Ebook  Audiobook

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