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    16 Times Movies Changed Major Plot Points Of The YA Books They Were Based On And Pissed Everyone Off

    "It seems like they never even read the book."

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which YA books were done dirty by their movie adaptations. Here are some of the book-to-screen adaptations fans just couldn't get behind:

    Warning: Spoilers ahead!!!

    1. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

    Logan Lerman as Percy
    20th Cent. Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "They added whole new plots about stuff that literally didn't exist in the books. It wasn't Logan Lerman's fault, though — he did the best he could with what he was given."

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    2. Artemis Fowl

    "Artemis Fowl" characters
    Disney / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "What a dumpster fire of a movie. They changed the races of almost everyone, took away Foaly’s entire role and effectively removed Holly’s entire arc of becoming the first female LEP officer, and changed Artemis from a genius with dubious morals to a dull, unlikeable brat."

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    3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

    creepy looking children in ominous setting
    20th Century Fox / Everett Collection

    "They messed up the ages of almost everyone, switched Emma and Olive’s powers, and the plot in general was just lacking. The movie’s villain was just sad compared to the book’s villain, who actually had a chance at winning and created tension. Plus, not showing Jacob’s power with controlling the hollows? So much wasted opportunity."

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    4. Divergent

    Shailene Woodley hitting punching bag training
    Summit Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The book series wasn't even that good to begin with, but the movies were so bad. Everything in Allegiant was so far off from the book, and I was so confused."

    directionergirl2231

    5. Vampire Academy

    Zoey Deutch
    Weinstein Company / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "Richelle Mead is one of my favorite writers and the book series is great — it’s well-written, the characters have great arcs, and the love story is full of passion. The movie was a joke. I don’t know who adapted it for the screen, but wow, was it bad. Zoey Deutch made every bit of dialogue seem like a joke to her. I was so let down."

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    6. The Giver

    Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush
    Weinstein Company / Everett Collection

    "It's my favorite book of all time, and they talked about making a movie for years and years. When I saw it was finally being made, I was ecstatic. However, now I wish I never saw it. They changed so much that was essential about the plot and gave the characters such different personalities. I was horrified — I've spent the past seven years trying to forget I even saw it."

    kimberharvey

    7. Eragon

    Eragon with dragon
    20th Cent Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "Nothing is worse than this. It seems like they never even read the book."

    lisan9

    8. The DUFF

    Mae Whitman and Bella Throne
    Lionsgate / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "They completely changed the story for the movie to the point where, if I'd walked in and started watching it without knowing what it was called, I'd never make the connection that it was adapted from Keplinger's book. I would have loved to see this book get proper treatment, which is not what we ended up with."

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    9. Ella Enchanted

    Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy
    Miramax / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "I know so many people love the movie, but for book readers, it was such a letdown. The book is full of intelligent, nuanced characters and is a clever take on the traditional fairytale narrative. The film was just slapstick comedy and…a jukebox musical? No idea why."

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    10. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

    characters preparing for battle
    Screen Gems / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The book series was my absolute favorite, and I was so excited to see it come to life on the screen, but it was like they tried to squish three books into one movie. The acting wasn't great, the plot was all wrong, and things that weren't supposed to be revealed until the third book were in the first movie. It was a complete mess, and I was so upset with how it was done. The only thing they got right was the casting for Simon and Magnus."

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    11. All the Bright Places

    Elle Fanning and Justice Smith
    Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "I’ve read the book so many times, but I couldn’t stand to watch even half of the movie."

    chlomariea

    12. The Maze Runner

    main characters in "The Scorch Trials"
    20th Century Fox / Everett Collection

    "Right from the onset of the movies, they changed WAY too much. The entire film series was nothing like the books."

    ktgarren1

    13. Beautiful Creatures

    Eileen Atkins, Jeremy Irons, Alice Englert
    Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The casting wasn't terrible — aside from Emmy Rossum, who I love but who wasn't right for Ridley — but the movie as a whole was bad. They almost entirely destroyed the plot. The books are a wonderful, atmospheric, beautiful depiction of the south with a fun supernatural element, but I struggle to convince anyone to read them after they've seen even the trailer for the movie."

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    14. Ender's Game

    Peter and Valentine
    Summit Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "They messed up the ending by not sending Valentine with him into exile. There's like, five more books after that, but you can't do any of them without Valentine."

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    15. The Golden Compass

    giant bear roaring
    New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The Golden Compass was absolutely awful. They removed all of the references to religion, which essentially deleted a huge part of the story. No wonder The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass were never made into movies. Luckily, there's a BBC/HBO adaptation now, which is excellent."

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    16. And finally, To All the Boys: Always and Forever

    Lara Jean and Peter cuddling on couch
    Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The third movie was so different from the book, and definitely not in a good way. They cut out important bits like Beach Week and changed important plot elements like the colleges in order to use more ‘recognizable’ schools, which the characters would never have gotten into. The timing of the Korea trip was also changed, John Ambrose didn't return, and Lara Jean and Peter had sex at the end when the whole point in the book was that they were waiting until they were both comfortable. Overall, it was just a disappointing ending, and my favorite of the three books was butchered."

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    Reminder that I, Kelly Martinez, do not necessarily endorse all of these opinions!!!

    Note: Some submissions were edited for length/clarity.