Books That Should Be Made Into Movies


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101 Chasing Vermeer - Blue Balliett

Two kids track down a stolen Vermeer painting with the help of their teacher, a book, their neighbours and visions. There are many strange, coincidental and unexplained things.

102 Fairest - Gail Carson Levine
103 The Lost Years of Merlin - T. A. Barron

Unable to remember his past, the boy Emrys goes the magical island Fincayra and comes to terms with his emerging powers. Rumours say a movie might come out sometime.

104 The Two Princesses of Bamarre - Gail Carson Levine

When Princess Meryl gets a fatal illness, her timid sister Addie must find the cure, battling specters, ogres and dragons.

105 Bloomability - Sharon Creech

An American girl, Domenica Santolina Doone, attends an international school in Switzerland, learns Italian, goes skiing and discovers many possibilities in life.

106 Incarceron - Catherine Fisher

Incarceron is a huge, living prison with forests, villages and cities. Finn, a prisoner who has never before seen the stars, moon or a sunset, is determined to find a way out.

107 How Not to Be Popular - Jennifer Ziegler

Maggie, who is always moving house, is tired of leaving friends behind. But her plan to be friendless at her new school backfires completely.

108 The Patron Saint of Butterflies - Cecilia Galante
109 Foundation - Isaac Asimov

In preparation for the fall of the Galactic Empire, Hari Seldon stores knowledge on a planet he names Foundation. As the empire crumbles, Foundation grows stronger. This is the first in a trilogy.

110 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.

111 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.

112 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.

113 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.

114 Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder
115 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.

116 Ever - Gail Carson Levine
117 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.

118 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.

119 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.

120 The Near Witch - Victoria Schwab
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