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    "I Would Do So Many Unsavory Things To Get It Adapted Onto The Big Screen," Readers Are Sharing Which YA Books Deserve To Be Made Into TV Shows And Movies

    "Those have always been much-loved but not enough-lauded books with rich world-building, amazingly complex female characters, and interesting ways of subtly tackling topical issues."

    In our current entertainment landscape of never-ending remakes and reboots, it truly seems like there is nothing new under the sun. For example, Max recently announced its plans to adapt Harry Potter into a TV series, and Lionsgate Television reportedly has a potential Twilight show in the works.

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    However, if TV and movie studios looked past the same franchises that were popular 10 or 20 years ago, then they'd find so many amazing stories that fans would love to see onscreen. So, I asked the BuzzFeed Community which YA books and series they think deserve TV adaptations.

    Note: The comments on the original post had so many great suggestions that are actually already in development (like A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson and Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston), so they haven't been included here. But definitely keep an eye out for them onscreen!

    Here are 17 of their top answers:

    1. Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye

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    2. The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray

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    3. House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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    4. Song of the Lioness and The Immortals by Tamora Pierce

    5. The Call by Paedar O'Gullien

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    6. The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

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    7. The Nyxia Triad by Scott Reintgen

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    8. I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

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    9. The Old Kingdom by Garth Nix

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    10. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

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    11. The Books of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

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    12. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

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    13. Flip the Script by Lyla Lee

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    14. Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita

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    15. Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore

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    16. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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    17. And finally, Gone by Michael Grant

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    What do you think of these books possibly becoming TV shows? Which other YA books do you think deserve onscreen adaptations? Share your answers in the comments!

    Some responses have been edited for length/clarity.