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As someone who's followed YA since I was a part of the target audience for which the books were written, it's been exciting to watch the genre grow and be taken more seriously over recent years. I decided to focus on these four specific films because I'm interested in comparing the different ways each story has been transformed into whimsical and highly stylized films. While they're classified as "YA," I love these books because they transcend age, and will remind you that you're never too old to get lost, fall in love, or feel infinite.
Rather than reading a specific book, students who choose this as an option will read a YA novel that has been adapted to a film. The idea is to read the book and see the film! Choose one or more!
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World by Bryan Lee O'Malley (movie trailer)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (movie trailer)
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and (movie trailer)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (movie trailer)
Stacie Muñoz, Director of Ed Tech