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Breaking Dawn: Top 15 Favorite YA-Books-Turned-Movies

First Posted: 11/21/11 12:32 AM ET   Updated: 11/21/11 12:33 AM ET


We feel like there's been a YA fiction renaissance, lately, with so many kick-ass titles being released and totally dominating the book charts for teens and adults alike. We may have the images of Dan Radcliffe as Harry, Kristen Stewart as Bella, and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss imprinted into our brains for all of eternity (whether or not we want them there), but have any other YA titles successfully made the leap to the big screen and captured our attention in the same way?

Below are 15 trailers from some of personal favorite YA-books-turned-mainstream-movies. Which ones do you think lived up to the texts? And, more importantly, which ones completely desecrated our childhood memories? Sound off in the comments below.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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The upcoming 3D movie Hugo (coming out this Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011) is based on Selznick's 2007 illustrated novel. The plot: Hugo is an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station in the early 1930s. When Hugo encounters a broken automaton, an eccentric girl, and the a strange who runs a toy shop, he gets caught up in a mysterious fantasy-adventure. The film -- directed by Martin Scorsese -- is already getting some solid, positive buzz. A YA-novel-turned-movie Oscar contender, perhaps?
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