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Lately there have been quite a few blockbuster hits at the movie theater. Some of these action packed feature films are actually based on young adult books. They are getting lots of attention too. It has always been fun to read the book and then sit on the edge of your seat waiting to see if the film will be the same. The Teen Scene is highlighting a few books that have been adapted into film or tv versions. Check Them Out!
John Smith--one of nine aliens from the planet Lorien--struggles to outrun his past, discover his future and live a normal life in Paradise, Ohio, as one by one his fellow Loriens are being killed by evil beings. 150,000 first printing.
When one of their group mysteriously disappears, four high school girls find it difficult to maintain their friendship as they begin receiving taunting messages from someone who seems to know all their past and present secrets.
Having been the most popular guy at school with the meanest and most egotistical attitude, Kyle Kingsbury is punished by a witch and turned into a beast who now must find his true love and make her accept him as he is in order to break the curse and return him to being the man he once was. 20,000 first printing.
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
Heartbroken after her best friend and soul mate, Fang, leaves her flock, Maximum Ride begins to believe the evil scientists trying to convince her she needs to save the world, and that Dylan, the newest member of her flock, is her perfect mate.
City of fallen angels - Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Check Library CatalogPub Date: 04/05/2011
A latest entry in the series that includes Clockwork Angel finds Clary, Jace and Simon struggling with new levels of dark temptation and betrayal as well as a prospective romance.