Books with movie adaptations for kids and teenage girls

Although the teenagers and kids of today’s generation are more inclined towards science fiction, with books like Harry Potter, Twilight, Star wars among st their favorites, I am a fan of family and teenage drama.

These classic stories have great lessons in them, and teaches one morals. Standing up against bullying, being with your family in times of need, careful in selecting friends, are some of the lessons of these books. All these childhood classic stories and teenage novels are adapted in movies, so if you’re not much into reading, just like me, do watch the movies.

1. Ramona:

A series of eight novels by  Beverly Cleary, with Ramona Quimby the main character. A great family story. The character of Ramona is worth appreciating, her efforts to save her home from being sold and arrange money when her father loses his job. The bond of friendship and rivalry between sisters is also represented well in this story.

2. Matilda:

Matilda is a children’s novel by Roald Dahl. Matilda is a girl with great intellectual abilities, ill-treated and often misunderstood by her parents, she pulls several pranks on her parents in response.  She also discovers that she has the power of telekinesis.

3. Madeline:

Madeline is a series of books illustrated and written by Ludwig Bemelmans. The books focus on a group of girls in a Catholic boarding school in Paris. Madeline is the smallest of the girls. She is seven years old, and the only redhead. She is the bravest and most outgoing of the girls. _Wiki

4. Diary of A Wimpy Kid:

Greg Hefley, is the main character of the novel series written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. Constantly teased by his elder brother and annoyed by younger, Greg struggles to survive in school.

5. How to Eat Fried Worms:

This book by Thomas Rockwell, didn’t receive much appreciation, since the idea of eating worms is considered disgusting by some. The story revolves around Billy, a kid who has a sensitive stomach. Always bullied at school, as a part of bullying one of the kids challenges him to eat fried worms.

6. Jessica Darling:

The Jessica Darling books are a The New York Times bestselling series of five young adult novels by Megan McCafferty, published between 2001 and 2009. Told from the diary-style perspective of character Jessica Darling, the series chronicles her misadventures through high school, college, and beyond. _Wiki

7. Boys Are Dogs:

Boys Are Dogs is a book by Leslie Margolis, the book that inspired the Disney Channel movie Zapped. When Annabelle returns from summer camp, her life is totally different. New school is different from her old one, the boys practically run wild in the hallways. And at home, Annabelle’s new puppy is taking over the house and chewing on her clothes. But the puppy came with a training manual, so Annabelle might be able to get one thing under control. Unless . . . can you train a boy the way you train a dog?_ Good reads

8. How my private, personal journal became a best seller:

Another book that inspired Disney channel original movie, Read it and Weep. How my private, personal journal became a best seller by Julia DeVillers focuses on the story of a fourteen-year-old girl, Jamie who is tired of feeling insecure; at home she’s barraged with media images of physically flawless young women; at school, she’s hassled by a gang of catty, manicured classmates. Venting her frustrations in her diary, she chronicles the adventures of invented superhero Isabella (IS).  _Good reads

9. The book thief: (Requested in the list by Writer in progress)

The Book Thief is a novel by author Markus Zusak. The book is about a young girl living with her adoptive German family during the Nazi era. Taught to read by her kind-hearted foster father, the girl begins “borrowing” books and sharing them with the Jewish refugee being sheltered by her foster parents in their home. _Wiki

Have any favorites that you want to share? Do comment and I’ll update it in my list.


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