Books on the Big Screen: Wishlist Edition

2013 is the year of YA Books on the silver screen! Beautiful Creatures, Ender's Game, Divergent, The Mortal Instruments and more are all due to be released this year, and whole slew of others are on their way -- The Maze Runner, The Fault in Our Stars, Maximum Ride... we can't keep up with them!

We decided to play movie producer and pick out the YA books that we think should have movie deals, but don't. Enjoy -- and chime in with your picks (and any casting decisions for our picks!)

 Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
We're picturing something directed by Judd Apatow, screenplay by Kristin Wiig and
a cameo appearance by Tina Fey as Ladybird Hope. You'd totally see it!

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Action, romance, murderous plots, vast conspiracies -- this book has it all! It's basically The Bourne Identity... with a female lead... set in a seaside kingdom... in a fantasy world.

 Looking for Alaska by John Green
We know The Fault in Our Stars is already Hollywood-bound, but this script has been stuck in some movie studio's vault for so long and we just NEED TO KNOW what it'd be like.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
This probably seems like a really weird pick, we know. But just envision a quirky-indie 1970's period piece with yellow-orange cinematography directed by Wes Anderson or something. It totally works. Trust us.

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
We are so sick of paranormal romances being turned into movies... we want a
YA fantasy epic! This one about an expert thief who is ordered to steal something that may or may not exist (like Lord of the Rings, but reversed) would certainly suffice.

 Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
We pick Chloe Moretz to star in this tragic and surreal story about a popular girl who dies in a car crash and must relive her last day over and over again. Think Mean Girls meets Virgin Suicides meets Groundhog's Day.

 Across the Universe by Beth Revis
We don't think it'll be long before Hollywood jumps all over this sci-fi thriller set in
deep space, but at least we'll be able to say you saw it here first :P

 Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
We're not the firsts (by a long shot) to intensely wish for a movie version of
this funny and deeply romantic book, and we want to know: who's your dream cast?


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