5 Young Adult Books That Should Be Turned Into a Series
After Riverdale, 13 Reasons Why, and the upcoming Girlboss, we really think that adapting books into a series for television is the next big thing. So instead of waiting for the next announcement whether our fave young adult books are going to hit the small screen soon, we're giving out suggestions. Hee hee!
Hear us out, series producers, because these are the stories we want to be binge-watching in the very near future.
- David Levithan's Every Day
This story from David Levithan revolves around A and Rhiannon who are in a magical relationship. A has no body; his soul transfers from one person's body to another. This becomes problematic when he meets Rhiannon, the girlfriend of one body he used to call home, Justin.
We'd love to see it pan out in a series because one, it would be interesting to cast a lot of people to play A, and two, because we want to see A and Rhiannon's perspectives together for once.
- Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park
These star-crossed 16-year-olds will make you laugh and love music and life even more. Eleanor & Park's unique love story will make you reminisce of your first time falling in love—basically, your first time in almost everything!
Since it was already announced that the movie version won't be pushing through, we hope someone gets this and adapts it into a series instead. As you all know, we're all suckers for first loves and high school romances, so it's one reason why we want this book to be adapted into a series. Also, we think that more than an hour or two is necessary to explore Eleanor and Park's characters because of their depth. Hopefully, Rainbow Rowell would approve!
- John Green's Looking for Alaska
This coming-of-age story is about Pudge, a student at a boarding school, who meets a group of friends, including the fascinating Alaska Young, who will make him realize that there's more to life than the ones spent inside the walls of his home and his classrooms. Then their lives take a drastic turn; there's no turning back.
John Green revealed last year that there have been problems in the process of adapting Looking for Alaska into a movie. And we're totally saddened by how the studio (huhu!) is handling the movie-making process. Hopefully, they give back the rights to John and some producer adapts it into a series, which will surely touch more lives and help more people deal with the death of a loved one.
- Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Series
Ransom Riggs brings to life a fascinating and magical world of children with special talents, including Jacob, a 16-year-old who saves the Peculiars from getting killed by shapeshifters. The group embarks on an adventure of getting to know other Peculiars, making friends, and discovering more of themselves way beyond their special abilities.
The movie, directed by Tim Burton, was perfect. The problem? We want more of their enchanting world. We really want to have our weekly dose of Jacob, Emma, and Miss Peregrine that we think two hours isn't enough already!
- Suzanne Young's The Program Series
Set in the future, The Program is a place where depressed teens are sent to have their memories removed and to protect them from the outside world where suicide and depression have become epidemic. Sloane and her late best friend's boyfriend James sink into depression while they're trying to stay strong to avoid what lies ahead and getting sent to The Program to have their memories erased.
We love dystopian novels and this one reminds us of Divergent, which crossed over with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind when it comes to erasing and regaining memories. We're dying to see how Sloane and James battle the challenges they have to face in order to save their memories and save the love they've found while living through the things that haunt them.
Which young adult novels would you want to see on the small screen? Let's talk in the comments or via Twitter @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you. :)
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these sheets that exactly remind me of how I gushed in between my pillow and space you filled in the longing of my burned sorrow put smile to my sober face just like how a three year old receive her lollipop
i searched you everywhere and here you are laying down beside me in my imagination the walls that our screens built a boundary and an obvious message that says i can never have you because you wear clerical shirt and obviously you loved someone else before me
oh god, do I really want this forbidden love? that only exist in my imagination? that only exist through my words? would you, meine liebling, notice me and my art one second? because I am dying to say I love you.
A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender
Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.
Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.
It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.
Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"
Dear me in six years, I wonder how life will treat you when you’re already 26 years old. Will you be financially stable? Will you be working in an advertising agency while pursuing everything about the arts? Will you be doing freelancing and living in a condo by then? I don’t know since things are very uncertain. I hope by the time you graduate from college and face the real meaning of the world, you’ll know what the real purpose of doing and living in the art will be.
I know it’s been so tough ever since you turned 20 but that’s how life works, I guess. There will be a lot of hopes and trials, breakdowns, and breakthroughs but I have high hopes of you becoming the better version of yourself. You always do, though. You were never a quitter. Making decisions is getting harder and harder as you grow but I hope it doesn’t make you stop doing what you really love to do. You will face different people with different perspectives. You will feel like a stranger once again, it’s like you were back in your freshmen year. It’s going to be tougher than you’ve expected but you can do it. I believe you can.
Most of the time, people's perception of us as a strong person makes us feel that we are not entitled to be vulnerable because they might be disappointed for seeing our weak spots. And so when we are hurting, we are often scared of extreme emotions and so bury our feelings. We deny them, trying to avoid the pain we feel.
But by doing that, we are just allowing it to come back to us and haunt us. And when it comes back, it might be stronger and it will be harder for us to get over it than when we faced them first. I realized it just now that facing those emotions will scare them until they're gone. The saying 'Let it hurt until it hurts no more' goes true. Admitting your pain to yourself doesn't make you weak. It only proves that you are strong enough to acknowledge such extreme emotions without avoiding them. We are humans and it's okay if we hurt sometimes.
Before, sliding over the rainbows
Now, our hearts are bruised
Days once full of love and laughter
Became dawns of forfeited ever after
Smiles that bring ticklish sensations
Turned to cold question and answer
Figuring who would be the next instructor
The queen’s awake
Grappling to the happiness that the sorrow and sadness take
Going back to all the promises he couldn’t make