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Hey YA Readers!
Are you itching for some time buried under warm blankets with a cuppa your favorite beverage and a great adaptation to watch? Let me help you with that last part and highlight some of the newer, recent, or potentially overlooked YA film adaptations you can stream right now.
Last month I highlighted YA series adaptations you could stream. This month, it’s stand alone film adaptations. These are all available on Netflix unless otherwise noted — because Netflix is the largest and most popular streaming service so far, it’s easiest to search as well.
Descriptions come from the film, and as is too often the case with adaptations, this list is very dominated by white narratives. I suspect as more authors of color see their stories adapted, though, these lists will grow more inclusive and reflective of our world.
I’ve included the name of the book from which the film was adapted in cases where the title changed.
All The Bright Places (from the book All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven)
The story of Violet and Theodore, who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they discover that even the smallest places and moments can mean something.
All Together Now (from the book Sorta Like a Rockstar by Matthew Quick)
Chemical Hearts (Amazon Prime only, from the book Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland)
A high school transfer student finds a new passion when she begins to work on the school’s newspaper.
iBoy (from the book iBoy by Kevin Brooks)
Saving Zoë (based on the book Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël)
She’s Dating The Gangster (based on the book She’s Dating The Gangster by Bianca B. Bernardino)
It’s also worth keeping your eyes peeled for when the recently-released adaptation of Words on Bathroom Walls hits small screens, too! It’s based on the book of the same name by Julie Walton.