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Five Book-to-Movie Young Adult Must-Reads of 2014

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The summer is just around the corner and students are growing antsy with every school day. As the days grow longer, a need for entertainment grows more desperate. And what better way to keep kids entertained over the summer and using skills they've learned in school than to read? Here is a list of books that will be coming out, or have already come out, on the big screen this year.

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Divergent Movie Poster

Veroncia Roth's Divergent is about sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior who is faced with a choice: to remain loyal to her family and her faction, or to follow her instincts but sever any ties to her home forever. If she didn't think the decision was hard enough, it gets even harder when she receives a bit of shocking news that continues to snowball into a massive revolution.

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The Giver Unofficial Movie Poster

Lois Lowry's The Giver shows Jonas, a twelve, is finally receiving his assignment. He'll have to accept his assignment and do it for the rest of his life. Unfortunately, he was selected to do a very important job that he is beginning to learn is larger feat than he expected. He must take on a world of emotion and overcome the Sameness that has kept his community ignorant to the truths of the world.

The Fault in Our Stars Movie Poster
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The Fault in Our Stars Movie Poster

John Green's The Fault in Our Stars follows the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster and her methods to coping with her cancer. She meets a young man, Gus, who opens up an entirely new world for her and introduces her to amazing new experiences. Hazel's story tells readers and viewers the real story behind what it's like to be sick.

Gone Girl Book Cover (left) Gillian Flynn (right)
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Gone Girl Book Cover (left) Gillian Flynn (right)

Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is the unraveling of Nick Dunne's marriage, and possibly freedom, as his wife Amy's disappearance grows more and more suspicious. He follows clues to Amy's whereabouts and learns a little more than he expected. But in the end, he learns he's nothing without her, right?

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Movie Poster

Suzanne Collins's Mockingjay is the overwhelming end to Katniss Everdeen's famous tale. Readers were left to wonder where it was Katniss woke up after the 75th Hunger Games and if Peeta Malark is all right. Audiences are about to find out all the answers and then some in this action-adventure.

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