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Rated: Young Adult

If you like to read the book before you see the movie, AU Library has what you need! The motion picture Divergent, out in theaters now and featuring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, is based on the book by Veronica Roth (PZ7 .R7375 Di 2011), which can be found in our Curriculum Materials Center (3rd Floor). Another Woodley film, The Fault of Our Stars, will be released June 6, 2014, but you can check out the Josh Green novel (PZ7 .G8233 Fau 2012) now! We also have Lois Lowry’s critically acclaimed book The Giver (PZ7 .L9673 Gi 1993). The highly anticipated film version starring Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites is scheduled for release on August 15, 2014.

Prefer to skip the lines at the movie theater? The Library offers both book and film versions of a number of popular YA adaptations, so that you can unwind with an at-home screening. New York Times bestseller The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (PS3553 .H3469 P47 1999) was made into a commercially and critically successful motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson (DVD 5478).

The Chosen by Chaim Potok (PS3566 .O69 C4) is a classic YA novel that inspired writers to adapt it for theater (as both a drama and a musical) as well as cinema. This award-winning film is available at the Library (DVD 8315). You can revisit the beloved Harry Potter series in book (PR6068 .O93s) and film (DVDs 6041-6048) formats at the Library. Host a post-finals marathon reading and viewing party covering Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

Another international sensation, Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight trilogy (PZ7 .M57188s) is also available in film versions at Media Services (DVDs 6891-6895). Or you can check out the incredibly popular Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins (PZ7 .C6837s) and the film version of the first two books (DVD 10315-6), which star Academy Award-winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence.

Vampire Romance or Dystopian Sci-Fi, we have YA books and films for every taste. Celebrate surviving your finals with a trip to the Library for some fun books and movies!