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Fast Five: YA Books On Screen (that you might not have seen)

Posted on 27-Nov-15 16:39
The film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 may be top at the box office, but here are five lesser-known film adaptations of teen books that you may also want to check out (and all five are available from the library).
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Insurgent: Did this happen in the book? – Review by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 04-Jun-15 10:10
I must admit that I went through a bit of shock after watching the movie Insurgent. It has been quite some time since I last read the novel, but I was dead certain that the movie did not follow the book for about half of the time. The differences are significant and in my opinion a bit disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, I love the movie and it has great actions, however, it is relatively shorter and a few minor characters were cut out completely. Moreover, there are enormous plot changes that alter the tone and the atmosphere of the story. Here are a few changes in the movie that I can think of right off the bat:
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Divergent Movie - Review by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 18-Jul-14 09:24
Set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago that is walled off from the rest of the world by a massive rampart, Divergent imagines a society in which the citizens are divided into five factions according to personality. The Abnegation faction, an ascetic class given to self-sacrifice, controls the municipal government. Amity, a community of 'hippie'-like agrarians, work in the fields farming; Candor runs the courts, law, and justice system; and the Erudite pursue scientific advancement as they are scientists, doctors, and researchers. Security is left in the hands of the Dauntless, a group of soldiers so fearless they might better be called the 'Young and the Reckless'.
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YA Books Being Made Into Movies-Review by Kathleen, Teen Blogger

Posted on 25-Jun-14 07:47
It’s been a while, dear readers. So long that you’ve probably run out of books suggestions! In the meantime, though, you might have seen a few advertisements for movies—unless you’re some kind of hermit, in which case no offense was intended.
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