· By Sam Taylor
Top 5 YA Book to Film Adaptations:
The journey from page to screen is much travelled and frequently sees what made the story special get lost along the way. (The Golden Compass, the absolutely awful adaptation of Philip Pullman's brilliant Northern Lights didn't so much lose its way as jump headfirst off a cliff) ). Over the last few years though, there's been some brilliant film and tv versions of YA books. Harriet, who joined us for work experience this week, has chosen her favourites and a couple to look out for...
One Of Us Is Lying - Karen. M. McManus
Shadow and Bone trilogy - Leigh Bardugo
A swath of impenetrable darkness and an impending civil war vs the unexpected powers of a young orphan. Who will come out victorious?
Released: 23rd April 2021. Possible season 3: Spring 2025
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes - Suzanne Collins
Takes you back in time to the Tenth annual Hunger Games: a place where Coriolanus Snow and the District 12’s female tribute’s fates become intertwined in his struggle for power.
Release Date: 17th November 2023
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy - Holly Jackson
17-year-old true crime enthusiast gets caught up in a tangle of danger and deceit as she tries to uncover the truth to a 5 year old murder
Release Date: 2023, Filming has commenced
They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera
In a world where you get told the day you’re going to die, what do you do when you meet someone you won’t get to spend more than 24 hours with?
Release Date: 2024 TBC
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