Over 50 Engaging Teen Books Made Into Movies

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One great thing about reading books with my teens is watching the movie together afterward.

Some teen books turned into movies are well done, and others, well let’s say we have rolled our eyes more than once. But it is always a great discussion

Not only will you be able to enjoy a great book together, but then you can discuss the choices made when adapting the story for the big screen!

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Options for Reading a Book With Your Teen

1. Listen to the audio version together. Grab some time in the car or in the evenings after dinner.

Audiobooks are easy to find. They are often at your public library or available through the Libby app (using your library card). You can also purchase them on Amazon Audible or join with a monthly Audible membership and receive your first title free! (sometimes more - be sure to check out the lastest deal)

2. Read Aloud. Teens are not too old for a fantastic read aloud. I still try to find time to read 1-2 books a year out loud with my older teens. 

3. Read Separately. Agree on a book and each of you read it on your own time. Honestly, this is often the easiest method with our busy schedules.

Ready to have a great discussion after the movie?

I've got a guide for you with 9 questions you can discuss after watching any movie. 

Book to Movie Discussion Guide

Read the Book. Watch the Movie. Discuss. 

50 Teen Books Made Into Movies

Let's get this list started wtih 50 fun teen books that have been turned into movies.

Please note that you should always research the content of books and movies to determine if they are appropriate for your own family. I recommend using Common Sense Media to review the specific content. 

I did include the rating if the movie is rated R.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Emma by Jane Austen

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

5th Wave by Rick Yancey

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Maze Runner by James Dashner

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson

Let It Snow: The Book
Let It Snow: The Movie (NETFLIX)

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Paper Towns by John Green

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl: The Book
Stargirl: The Movie (available on Disney+)

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider) by Anthony Horowitz

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Avalon High by Meg Cabot

The Martian by Andy Weir

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Nerve by Jean Ryan

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Don't Miss the Discussion Guide: Questions to Compare a Book to the Movie:

Book to Movie Discussion Guide

Read the Book. Watch the Movie. Discuss. 


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