Here are some of my favorite YA books that have been made into movies -- besides the obvious Big Three: Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games:
The Outsiders by S. E Hinton
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (released September 2012)
And finally, here are some YA books that have been optioned for film and are in various stages of development but haven't -- as far as my research indicates -- actually started filming. Which means that, if the stars align, they could make it to the big screen!
I got a lot of information for this section from an amazing blog post at Big Books/Tiny Voices. Click here to read it.
If you're interested in the topic, this post has SO much info -- check it out to read about even more YA books that have been optioned! The post is from May, so they are missing a few, like John Green's The Fault in Our Stars -- details here.
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Heist Society by Ally Carter
So, to enter this week's Freebie Friday, either tell me about your favorite film based on a book OR tell me which of these upcoming YA books-to-film you are most excited about.Open internationally. If the winner, as selected by Rafflecopter, resides in US/Canada they can choose one of the above 15 books OR pick from a short list of 2012 ARCs. Want to know what they are? They're pictured here.
If the winner is international, they can choose one of the 15 books pictured above.
I'm trying this new prize system. Freebie Friday was originally designed as a way for me to share my overflow of books. But given international shipping costs and times, it is cheaper and faster to use The Book Depository to ship to winners outside the US and Canada. I hope this is a good compromise. I don't want to leave out my wonderful international followers! Let me know what you think!
Entries will be accepted until Monday morning at 8:00 am EST. If the account you comment under does not link to a blog or email address, please leave your email in the Google Doc!