For all that critics seemed to have a joint disgust for the recently released Vampire Academy movie, the word on the street by your regular movie goer is that it’s actually quite good. I’m looking forward to seeing it. I’m also looking forward to the much buzzed about Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars and The Giver movies. However, those aren’t the only YA books hitting the big screen this year. Here are a couple more to get excited about:
If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
Mia is a talented musician with a loving family, a great boyfriend, and everything going for her, until a car accident kills her mom, dad and brother and puts Mia into a coma. Two different scenarios play out while she hovers between life and death: one in which she wakes up and lives her life without her family by her side, and one in which she dies and goes on to be with them. Chloe Grace Moretz is cast as Mia Hall and Jamie Blackley as Adam, her boyfriend. While we don’t have a trailer yet, we do have a few stills from the movie, and if its anywhere near as good as the book, its going to be amazing. Coming in August.
Main character Thomas finds himself in place known as the Glade, with his memory wiped and surrounded by a community of other boys in the same situation. When Teresa – the only girl to ever join their community – arrives with a message that she is the last one, everything starts to change. Between the incredible setting of the Glade and surrounding maze, and the dangerous creatures known as Grievers whose sting can trigger dormant memories, this promises to be a visually stunning and fast paced film. And with Thomas being played by Dylan O’Brien from Teen Wolf, and Teresa being played by Kaya Scodelario from Skins, the acting should be outstanding. Coming in November.
Do you have a favorite book that you are dying to see up on the big screen?