Teen Tech Week: Book to Movie Adaptations!

Never judge a book by its movie…although it is fun to check out the film adaptations of your favorite books! There have been many film adaptations of teen literature over the years, from classics like Little Women by Louisa May Alcott to new favorites like Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Here are some movie adaptations of teen books in the Hudson Area Library’s DVD collection:


Read the book:Twilight / Stephenie Meyer
See the movie: Twilight / Catherine Hardwicke

Read the book:The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins
See the movie: The Hunger Games / Gary Ross

Read the book:The Perks of Being a Wallflower / Stephen Chbosky
See the movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower / Stephen Chbosky (yes, the author wrote and directed the film adaptation!)

There is also a strong teen readership/viewership for some adult books and their movie adaptations. Here are just a few of the film adaptations in Hudson’s DVD collection:


Read the book:Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury
See the movie: Fahrenheit 451 / Francois Truffaut

Read the book:The Lord of the Rings / J.R.R. Tolkien
See the movie: The Lord of the Rings / Peter Jackson

Read the book:The Kite Runner / Khaled Hosseini
See the movie: The Kite Runner / Marc Forster

And if you would like to know which of your favorite books will be turned into movies next, check out Page to Screen: Upcoming Kid’s Books Set For Film Adaptations or What’s Next: Over 60 Upcoming Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations.