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10 Young Adult Books That You Forgot Became Terrible Screen Adaptations

Sometimes Young Adult books can become amazing TV shows and movies - The Hunger Games, Thirteen Reasons Why and The Fault In Our Stars were all very well received. However other stories like The Maze Runner and Vampire Academy didn't do so well... in fact some were so terrible most readers bleached them from their minds in the hope to never come across them again.

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Delirium By Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver

To be a little fair to this one, it was an unaired pilot that was never picked up. If you watched it though, you would see why. It was a complete mess, the whole book smashed into 43 minutes which made it hard to connect with any of the characters or really understand the story. The choice to put Emma Roberts in the main role really killed it, though.

I Am Number Four By Pittacus Lore

Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four is a sci-fi story written by a man who doesn't exist and quite frankly, I wish the movie didn't exist either. Casting Alex Pettyfer (what happened to him anyway?) in a Young Adult adaptation seems to be a terrible idea, just look at Stormrider and...

Beastly By Alex Flinn

Alex Flinn

Oh, it's him again. Beastly only scored a 21% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and it's not hard to see why - this is supposed to be an adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, not Beauty And The Guy With The Bitchin' Face Tattoos.

The Host By Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer

Holding my hand up here, I've never actually seen this movie. However I read every Twilight book and saw every movie without actually liking any of it, so I feel like this more than qualifies me to suggest that this movie is rubbish. That and the 8% RT rating.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini

I actually really enjoyed this movie but I'm still including it for ending on a cliffhanger that will never be solved. (Unless I read the books. Eventually.)

Inkheart By Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke

I don't remember this movie too well but according to users it's bogged down by cliches and downright confusing. I hope this gets a reboot someday because I really think that this could be a great, great series.

The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak

The novel of The Book Thief is one held close to many readers hearts (even if I couldn't get into it myself), so the movie couldn't just be good, it had to be amazing. Sadly it was good but just not good enough and quickly forgotten about.

Vampire Academy By Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead

The Vampire Academy movie came out when people were basically sick of seeing Vampires so it's no wonder this did badly. Shoutout to the Variety critic who called this movie "the crassest possible mashup of "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" elements".

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