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We rank the YA Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018


Based on A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Our thoughts:

  • This movie was fun and had an incredible cast and production design, but the pacing and plot were a little off, which took some magic out of the experience. – Molly, The Fandom
  • The visual effects were pretty, as well as the costumes for the three beings, but the overall story was just okay. – Natasha, The Fandom
  • I wanted to love this more than I did. I think seeing a super large Oprah threw me a little! (lol) Still, it wasn’t bad. The fact that this was being turned into a movie made me go back and re-read the book I remember adoring as a child. – Flo, Book Nerds Across America


Based on The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Our thoughts:

  • I think Amandla brought a vulnerability to the character that was really tangible. I think her character as a protagonist was a little underwhelming for me, but I do like the story and the world the author created. – Miranda, Hollywood News Source @HNewsSource
  • While the plot was remarkably close to the books, there wasn’t as much tension. I loved some characters, like Amandla as Ruby and Skylan as Chubbs, but really struggled with how dramatic and on-point Clancy– an endlessly intriguing character in the book series– wound up on screen. – Kait, The Fandom
  • The glowing eyes, while understandable to help see when people were using their powers, made it a little strange. I was missing some of my favorite parts from the book, but still had the overall feelings. I was still rooting for Ruby and terrified when she was in danger. – Ellie, @ Reader Gonna Read

By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.