Books to Box Office

Come walk the Grayslake Red Carpet!

The 86th Annual Academy Awards is on Sunday, March 2nd.  In preparation for the celebration please join us Saturday, March 1st, at the library to discuss and vote on your favorite Teen books that have been adapted to the big screen.  Come dressed as your favorite literary character to win a prize.  Registration is highly encouraged, but you are also more than welcome to stop by and join in on the fun!  Open to anyone grades 7-12!

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In the meantime…

The following books are all rumored to be “in development” (according to IMDB).  Make sure to checkout these awesome reads before they are made into movies!  Click on the title or picture to look up the item’s availability at the library.

Pure by Julianna Baggott Pure by Julianna Baggott

In a post-apocalyptic world where those undamaged by the cataclysmic events are kept safely inside the Dome, a young girl on the outside teams up with a boy on the inside to search for his missing mother.

 

Shadow and Bones by Leigh BardugoShadow and Bones by Leigh Bardugo

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protege of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

 

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave BarryPeter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry

Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.

 

Looking Glass Wars by Frank BeddorLooking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

When she is cast out of Wonderland by her evil aunt Redd, young Alyss Heart finds herself living in Victorian Oxford as Alice Liddell and struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her rightful throne.

 

Heist Society by Ally CarterHeist Society by Ally Carter

A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop’s father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.

 

Marked by P.C. CastMarked by P.C. Cast

Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is Marked as a fledging vampyre and joins the House of Night where she will train to become an adult vampyre.

 

Artemis Fowl by Eoin CoiferArtemis Fowl by Eoin Coifer

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

 

Matched by Ally CondieMatched by Ally Condie

All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: how to play, where to work, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn’t be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky’s face show up on her match disk as well?

L.A. Candy by Lauren ConradL.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

When nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts is cast in a new reality show, she discovers that the fame and fortune of her new life come at a high price to herself and her friendships.

 

Tempest by Julie CrossTempest by Julie Cross

After his girlfriend Holly is fatally shot during a violent struggle, nineteen-year-old Jackson uses his supernatural abilities and travels back in time two years, where he falls in love with Holly all over again, learns that his father is a spy, and discovers powerful enemies of time who will stop at nothing to recruit him for their own purposes.

Incarceron by Catherine FisherIncarceron by Catherine Fisher

To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

 

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark FrostThe Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

A fifteen-year-old boy who has spent his entire life trying to avoid attention finds himself in the middle of a millenia-old struggle between titanic forces when he is simultaneously recruited by an exclusive prep school and followed by sinister agents.

 

The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard have raised him.

 

 

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler; art by Maira KalmanWhy We Broke Up by Daniel Handler; art by Maira Kalman

Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end.

 

Switched by Amanda HockingSwitched by Amanda Hocking

When Wendy Everly was six years old her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her, and eleven years later Wendy learns that her mother was right and that she is actually a changeling troll, who, at the age of seventeen, must be returned to her rightful home.

 

Firelight by Sophie JordanFirelight by Sophie Jordan

When sixteen-year-old Jacinda, who can change into a dragon, is forced to move away from her community of shapeshifters and start a more normal life, she falls in love with a boy who proves to be her most dangerous enemy.

 

The Immortal Rules by Julie KagawaThe Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

After Allison is forced to flee the city, she joins a band of humans who are seeking a legend — a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the creatures threatening humans and vampires alike.

 

Origin by Jessica KhouryOrigin by Jessica Khoury

Pia, an immortal girl, is raised in the depths of the Amazon discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home–and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life. Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, and together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origin.

Legend by Marie LuLegend by Marie Lu

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

 

Shatter Me by Tahereh MafiShatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, seventeen-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her horrific abilities in support of The Reestablishment, a post apocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.

 

Wicked Lovely by Melissa MarrWicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.

 

Cycler by Lauren McLaughlinCycler by Lauren McLaughlin

Seventeen-year-old Jill is a fairly normal high school senior whose focus is on getting a certain boy to ask her to prom, but four days a month she transforms into surly Jack who decides it is time he had his own life and a chance with the girl he wants.

 

Wake by Lisa McMannWake by Lisa McMann

Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people’s dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.

 

Wildwood by Colin MeloyWildwood by Colin Meloy

When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness–a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon–and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.

 

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick NessThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Pursued by power-hungry Mayor Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

 

Before I Fall by Lauren OliverBefore I Fall by Lauren Oliver

After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.

 

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth OppelThis Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

When his twin brother falls ill in the family’s chateau in the independent republic of Geneva in the eighteenth century, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein embarks on a dangerous and uncertain quest to create the forbidden Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family’s secret Biblioteka Obscura.

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiement by James PattersonMaximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the “birdkids,” who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.

 

Wings by Aprilynne PikeWings by Aprilynne Pike

When a plant blooms out of fifteen-year-old Laurel’s back, it leads her to discover the fact that she is a faerie and that she has a crucial role to play in keeping the world safe from the encroaching enemy trolls.

 

The Wee Free Men by Terry PratchettThe Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.

 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

 

Under the Never Sky by Veronica RossiUnder the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

 

The Alchemyst by Michael ScottThe Alchemyst by Michael Scott

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, 15-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

Unwind by Neal ShustermanUnwind by Neal Shusterman

In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives “unwound” and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs–and, perhaps, save their own lives.

 

Shiver by Maggie StiefvaterShiver by Maggie Stiefvater

In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.

 

The Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterThe Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Sargent’s gift seems to be that she makes other people’s talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the Aglionby Academy, she discovers that together their talents are a dangerous mix.

 

The Scorpio Races by Maggie StiefvaterThe Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini TaylorDaughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters–the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.

 

Uglies by Scott WesterfieldUglies by Scott Westerfield

Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally’s best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

 

Blood Red Road by Moira YoungBlood Red Road by Moira Young

In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape.

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About Princess Leia

I am the Teen Services Librarian at the Grayslake Area Public Library.
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