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After the success of the Harry Potter movies, and then the following of the Twilight series, it’s hard to shake off young adult movies. Especially when so many are an adaptation of hit novels; fans get caught up with comparing the movie to the books. Whether it’s about vampires, or a rebellion set in a dystopian future, teen movies are here to stay, whether we want them to or not. Below are the top five teen thrillers to look out for:
1. Divergent (2014): Written by Veronica Roth, the novel was released in 2011. A teenager with an unique mind, Beatrice Prior
(Shailene Woodly) suddenly finds her life threatened when a strict authoritarian leader tries to exterminate Beatrice’s kind. Divergent explores the common anxiety of becoming one’s self, even if it means leaving behind everyone you know.
2. The Fault in Our Stars (2014): Released in 2011, YA author John Green reveals the heartache between two cancer patients. Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodly) meets a fellow cancer patient, Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), and soon discovers that she’s not necessarily alone anymore.
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3. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)- While this movie is out already, it’s still a YA movie that fans were waiting patiently for. Written by Cassandra Clare, the first novel was released in 2007. City of Bones introduces Clary Fray (Lily Collins), an usually gifted mundane girl, who is vaulted into a world of magic and demons. With the help of her friends, Jace Wayland (Jame Campbell Bower), and Simon Lewis (Robert Sheehan), Clary teams up with an ancient order of showdowhunters. The teen team are pitted into a dangerous world, hidden within New York City.
4. Vampire Academy (2014): Released in 2007–and penned by Richelle Mead– The Vampire Academy chronicles the life of 17 year old Rose (Zoey Deutch) and friend Lissa (Lucy Fry) who are brought back to their school, St. Vladimir’s Academy. Rose’s oath-bound duty is to protect the Moroi (Rose) from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires.
5. The 5th Wave (TBA): Adapted by Susannah Grant and produced by Tobey Magquire’s Material Pictures and GK Films; The 5th Wave was written by Rick Yancey, tackling the common dystopian genre, readers and viewers alike are plummeted into a world of turmoil. Published this year, The 5th Wave follows 16 year old Cassie after she is forced to face an alien wave attack. To find her brother, Cassie has no choice but to accept help from a stranger, that could just as easily be an alien in disguise.
What movie are you most excited for? Which do you think will be most like their novel? Comment below!