9 YA Movies That Totally Strayed From Their Books
With The Hunger Games coming to an end, it’s hard to NOT feel totally heartbroken. Yet another series of YA books is coming to a close. Filling us with memories of our favorite moments and making us want to re-read all of the moments that made us fall in love with the characters and the storyline in the first place.
However, when looking back at all of our favorite YA books and movies, it starts to become clear that they’re not really as accurate as we thought they’d be! In fact, some scenes and characters have been completely cut, some storylines have been re-routed, and some characters have even been added into scenes they weren’t meant to be in. And with all of the movie additions — plus all of the unnecessary spin-off books — we’re just looking to get back to the basics.
So, here are some of the ways that YA movies have totally strayed from their original books:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1
Being that the final book of The Hunger Games series was split in two, changes in the first book really leave us to wonder how the last-installment is going to end up. Not only did Part 1 include Effie — who wasn't included in the books — but it included a whole lot more of President Coin, and a much smarter, questioning President Snow! But, we have to say, these changes weren't really anything for us to be too upset over! (More Effie outfits is always a YES!)
However, director Francis Lawrence spilled to Buzzfeed just how splitting the storyline in two affected how it was portrayed: "That's probably one of the biggest changes in the splitting of the book. The way that you can tell the two stories, for us, is that each story has its own dramatic question, has its own objective. In this one, Katniss is finally taking on the role as the symbol of the revolution and starting to step up and fight back. But the dramatic question is: Will we get Peeta back?…Part 2 is: Let's go get Snow.”