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Actor Alex Pettyfer is cornering the market in YA books-turned-movies, as he presently stars in “I Am Number Four” and “Beastly.”  He previously starred as Alex Rider in a film version of Anthony Horowitz’s Stormbreaker and is slated to star as Jace in a movie based on Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

Beastly by Alex Flinn

A modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.
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Liz is a youth librarian at the Plainfield Twp. branch who likes junior fiction and teen reads. She also enjoys reading picture books aloud to anyone who cares to listen.

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