Teen Books from Page to Screen

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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