There has definitely been no shortage of YA film adaptations in 2014 and the trend isn’t going away any time soon. While the year might already be about halfway over, there are still several young adult stories hitting theaters in the next few months and you don’t want to miss your chance to read them before watching them play out on the big screen. Here are four more books to read before the movies come out this year.
Based off Lois Lowry’s famous 1993 novel, the upcoming science fiction film, directed by Phillip Noyce, features an A-list ensemble cast, including Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, and Taylor Swift. The story takes place in a dystopian world and follows 16-year-old Jonas (Thwaites) after he is selected to become his society’s Receiver of Memory, a role that gives him insight into the dark underbelly of his community. The big screen adaptation, set to hit theaters on August 15, has been in the works for quite some time, with the rights originally being bought by Warner Bros. before ending up with The Weinstein Company and Walden Media.