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    15 Books From Our Teen Years That Really Should Be Movies By Now

    The Hunger Games is cool and imma let you finish, but...

    1. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

    2. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black

    3. The Wind Singer by William Nicholson

    4. Literally everything by Tamora Pierce

    Why they should be movies: Tamora Pierce is the OG "strong female protagonist on an epic adventure" writer. While all of her series would make fantastic films, the Trickster books are the most substantial, not to mention there is a great opportunity for diverse castings with the multiracial princesses Saraiyu and Dovesary.

    Will they be movies?: Probably not, since Pierce has argued that her books all take place in the same universe and would have to be made under the same studio.

    5. Abarat by Clive Barker

    6. The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

    Why they should be movies: So they tried to make The Golden Compass happen and it didn't quite work, but His Dark Materials gets much better. Maybe the studios just need some encouragement to keep going: Come on, little buddies, you can do it! Get back on that polar bear and ride it to victory!

    Will it be a movie?: Seeing as most of the child actors have aged out, it's unlikely that we'll see The Subtle Knife or The Amber Spyglass anytime soon.

    7. Stravaganza by Mary Hoffman

    8. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

    9. Eragon (deserves a second chance) by Christopher Paolini

    10. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

    11. Martyn Pig by Kevin Brooks

    12. Thirsty by M.T. Anderson

    13. Gossip Girl: Psycho Killer by Cicely von Ziegesar

    14. The Dark Portal by Robin Jarvis

    15. City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende