Books That Should Be Made Into Movies

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101 Enna Burning - Shannon Hale

Enna is shocked when her brother learns how to conjure and control fire. She is eager to have the power too, but her magic brings her deep into a war and into lots of danger. This is the sequel to The Goose Girl.

102 River Secrets - Shannon Hale

Razo, who is comical and unremarkable, accompanies an ambassador to another country and befriends a noble lady there, Dasha. Then he discovers an assassin. This is the sequel to Enna Burning.

103 Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman

A man finds an underground world of magical people. When he returns to the upper world, he discovers he has ceased to exist. To get his life back, he has to help a girl called Door escape the evil Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar.

104 The Queen of Water - Laura Resau

In Ecuador, Virginia is made a servant to a wealthy couple, and is treated fairly badly. But she is determined to become successful and cross the line dividing the rich from the poor. This is a true story.

105 Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder
106 1Q84 - Haruki Murakami

Aomame finds herself in a parallel world, and it seems impossible to get back. Meanwhile, Tengo helps a girl write a book about fairy-like creatures called the Little People, who she insists are real. Then he begins noticing very strange things.

107 Ever - Gail Carson Levine
108 Escape from Genopolis - T.E. Berry-Hart

The city Genopolis thrives in a world devastated by global warming, but its people have been genetically engineered so they cannot feel pain or emotion. Hideous science experiments are done behind closed doors. Two children, Arlo and Usha, realize horrifying secrets about themselves, and both run away, seeking to escape Genopolis.

109 Princess Academy - Shannon Hale

When Mt. Eskel is chosen as the home of the prince's future bride, all the girls there are taken for princess training. Miri, who is almost an outcast in the village, works hard, befriends the other girls and discovers a special form of telepathy.

What I like about this book is that the main character isn't perfect. All in all a great book.

110 Deadly Pink - Vivian Vande Velde

When Emily traps herself inside a virtual world, her sister Grace goes in to find out what went wrong and convince her to leave.

111 The Near Witch - Victoria Schwab
112 52 Reasons to Hate My Father - Jessica Brody

Spoiled heiress Lexi is denied her trust fund by her estranged father - unless she completes one low-wage job every week for a year.

113 Tangerine - Edward Bloor

Paul has poor eyesight and has to wear very thick glasses. He cannot remember how he came to be that way. When he moves to Tangerine, Florida, a place with terrifying lightning and a scary sinkholes, he finds out some secrets about his past.

114 Between Shades of Grey - Ruta Sepetys

Many educated Lithuanians - doctors, lawyers, teachers, anyone considered "anti-Soviet" - are taken from home to Siberia, where they are imprisoned in concentration camps. And their children are taken with them. Very tragic and heartbreaking.

115 Under the Cherry Blossom - Maya Healy

In 13th-century Japan, Kimi and Hana's father and brothers are killed in cold blood by their uncle. Disguised as boys and hiding as servants in a samurai school, they are fearful of being discovered and for the lives of those who know their secret.

116 The Bigger Book of Lydia - Margaret Willey
117 The Supernaturalist - Eoin Colfer
118 Whisper - Chrissie Keighery
119 Going Vintage - Lindsey Leavitt
120 Dragonfly - Julia Golding

Princess Tashi is furious when she is given in marriage to Prince Ramil. The two hate each other on sight, and their different religions and customs add to their enmity. Then they are both kidnapped, and must cooperate to escape. A great story about culture clash and tolerance.

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