7 of Your Favorite Teen Books That are Hitting the Big Screen in 2019
October 3, 2018
Eventually, our dreams of seeing a film adaptation of
Hush, Hush are finally going to come true. We know we’ve been talking about it since 2014, but we have faith this time because there’s a director and Liana Liberato and Wolfgang Novogratz have both been cast. It’s. Going. To. HAPPEN.
But, while we wait to hear about the release date for that particular YA story, there are plenty of other teen books that are already tapped to hit the big screen in 2019. Here are seven of ’em:
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The Knife of Never Letting Go
On March 1, 2019, the world will be treated to the combination of
Tom Holland & Daisy Ridley in Chaos Walking, which is based on Patrick Ness' young-adult sci-fi book, The Knife of Never Letting Go, the first part of the Chaos Walking trilogy (hence, the name of the film).
The production is set in the near future, where a guy named Todd Hewitt (played by Tom Holland) has been brought up to believe that a viral germ has killed all women in a colony world and unleashed
Noise, which is the special ability to read people's and animals' minds. Of course, not everything is at it seems. Soon, he comes upon a patch of silence; the source of said silence: a girl named Viola Eade (played by Daisy Ridley). Thus, the real excitement begins.
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Five Feet Apart
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
It's been a long time since a book tugged at our heartstrings,
A Walk to Remember-style. The Fault in Our Stars was the last BIG one and the novel came out more than six years ago! Sure, the movie came out later... but that was over four years ago — that's a long time, too. Ugh!.
Well, fear not, dear masochists, because we're about to tell you all about a book AND a movie that will tear you up inside.
Yay! On November 20, 2018, author Rachael Lippincott (with the help of Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis) is releasing her book, Five Feet Apart, which begs the question, "Can you love someone you can never touch?"
synopsis: Stella needs to keep herself six feet away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Will, who is also incredibly sick, threatens that. If he so much as breathes on Stella, she could lose her spot on the transplant list. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet feels like a punishment. Would five feet apart really be so dangerous? Guess you'll have to wait to find out when the novel comes out... and then watch the story unravel on the big screen on March 22, 2019. (FYI, Cole Sprouse plays Will!)
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Simon & Schuster
One Direction was at its peak, Anna Todd penned pieces of 1D fanfiction that would come to be known as the series. And on April 19, the first book in that series is hitting the big screen! After
The story focuses on a teen girl named Tessa Young (played by
Josephine Langford) who falls for a guy with dark secrets, Hardin Scott (played by Hero Fiennes Tiffin), the Harry Styles character. Think of it this way: It's like Fifty Shades of Grey, but set in high school. Uh oh...
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The Sun is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon's debut novel, , was such a hit with readers that it got the big-screen treatment in 2017. Since her second novel, Everything, Everything The Sun is Also a Star, also resonated with readers, you can bet that it, too, is getting the same treatment.
On May 17, 2019, the YA story is making its way into theaters. The tale goes as follows: Despite her family going through a difficult time, a teen girl by the name of Natasha (played by
Yara Shahidi finds love in a boy named daniel (played by Charles Melton).
If you've already read the book, don't spoil the ending for your friends!
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The young-adult fantasy series
Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer, has long been considered for the big screen. Plans of a film adaptation date all the way back to 2001, the year the first book (there are eight, total) was released! Alas, on August 9, 2019, it's finally going to happen.
In the flick, teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II (portrayed by newcomer
Ferdia Shaw) discovers the existence of fairies... and decides to try to rob them!
The movie's directed by FUN FACT: Kenneth Branagh a.k.a. Gilderoy Lockhart from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!
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Little, Brown and Company
Though the themes of
The Goldfinch are far more mature than those of, let's say, Artemis Fowl II, the novel, penned by Donna Tartt, centers around the events that happen to a 13-year-old boy named Theodore Decker, who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum but loses his mother in the process. The narrative eventually skips ahead, but that day lives with Theo forever.
Present-day Theodore Decker is portrayed by
Ansel Elgort, so, needless to say, we can't wait for the movie to arrive on October 11!
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Though the first volume of
Little Women was published in 1868, the story is timeless. At the beginning of the first novel, written by Louisa May Alcott, the four March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — are 16, 15, 13 and 12, respectively, so it's beloved by tweens and teens alike.
Obviously, the big-screen version, directed by
Greta Gerwig, is aging the characters up, as they're being portrayed by the likes of Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and a couple other actresses who are far older... but we're still pumped to see the outcome. Like, Timothée Chalamet & Meryl Streep are involved as well. This is gonna be EPIC. December 25, here we come!