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Teen Books from Page to Screen

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Starting in August, several blockbuster movies based on popular teen books will be released in theaters. So if you’re looking for a fun way to spend your summer days, check out some of the following teen books before they hit the big screen.

Movie adaptations coming to a theater near you:

The Book: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first Percy will discover a secret that makes him wonder whether being claimed as Poseidon’s son is an honor or a cruel joke.

Book 2 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians




The Movie: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Release Date of August 7


The Book: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, 15-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.





The Movie: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – Release Date of August 23

The BookRevenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from “ghouls, boggarts and all manner of wicked beasties.”




The Movie: The Seventh Son – Release Date of October 18


The Book: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.




The Movie: Ender’s Game – Release Date of November 1

The Book: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.




The Movie: Catching Fire – Release Date of November 22

For a list of more books that have recently been turned to movies recently, click here.

If you’re curious about what might become a movie in the next year or so, check out this article from the School Library Journal.

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