Julie Morse, Pomona College
It seems whenever a novel becomes popular, it gets adapted for the screen. Is this really necessary?
Jenna Amore, Oakland University
As November marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month and creators everywhere are embarking on their imaginative journies, many are sinking into overdone writing pitfalls.
Mariam Nasief, Columbia University
After years of waiting, this famous teen film franchise is available to stream, and fans everywhere are remembering why the series has enjoyed such long-lasting success.
Alexandra Cortez, Trinity University
Why are teens drawn to the genre and why did its popularity seem to quickly fade out? It might make an unexpected comeback soon.
Mia Kellner, University of St Andrews
The ‘Divergent’ author’s newest novel revitalizes the tired ‘chosen one’ trope by weaving a compelling narrative about what happens to heroes after saving the world.
Daisy Orozco, Cal State University, Northridge
It looks like ‘The Hunger Games’ might have been the end YA’s era of film dominance.
Otis Roffman, Beloit College
Young adult books have been a disappointing echo chamber since ‘The Hunger Games,’ mostly because authors are underestimating their readers.
Danielle Wilkinson, Purdue University
As the series sinks into TV show oblivion, what is the future of book-to-movie adaptations?
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