6 YA Books You Need to Read Before their 2014 Movies Come Out

There have been a slew of fantastic young adult novels published of late, many of which are undergoing the transition into film adaptations.  Here are six that I am looking forward to later this year.



Release Date: March 21st
This is by far one of my favorite books I’ve read in some time.  It takes place in a dystopian Chicago where society is divided into “factions” based on specific personality traits such as; Candor,for honesty, Dauntless, for the brave; and Erudite, meant for the knowledgeable, etc.  The story centers around Tris Prior as she makes her choice on her 16th birthday and discovers she has a secret that may change the fate of her entire world.

The Giver


Release Date: August 15th
Based on the Lois Lowry novel, The Giver tells the tale of a futuristic society in which emotional pain and suffering have been overcome by adapting to a plan of “Sameness”.  The book follows Jonas, who is named The Giver and is chosen to be the “Receiver of Memory” as he discovers the choices of a world beyond his own.

The Maze Runner


Release date: September 19
A boy named Thomas wakes up inside a giant maze called The Glade with a group of other teenagers and must figure out how to excape and why he’s there to begin with in this dystopian thriller.  Based on the book by best-selling author James Dashner.


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