Thread: What young adult book series should become the next big thing?

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    Quote by Drahken
    Young adult series were virtually unheard of when I was a kid. Pretty much the only one that existed then was chronicles of narnia.
    Hardy Boys, Ramona Quimby, LOTR, Oz, Mrs Piggle-wiggle, Uncle Wiggily, Bre'r Rabbit/Anansi...? Or do you consider all of those for other age groups?
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    I'd love to see something done with Silverwing, or at least something better than that cartoon they came out with quite some time ago. I think the series would make good films, though it could go either way considering what hollywood has been known to do to perfectly good literature.
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    I say Animorphs needs a movie, Nick really dropped the ball when they tried for the tv show.
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    yep the drizzt series. r a salvatore stated that a movie will happen some day.
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    Quote by Drahken
    Young adult series were virtually unheard of when I was a kid. Pretty much the only one that existed then was chronicles of narnia.


    I think there were plenty of young adult series they were just classified straight Juvinile litarature. Also it wasn't a very popular activity to read when I was a kids unless you were into teen/preteen girl series books like baby sitters club or sweet valley. I've always had an affinity for supernatural, fantasy and sci-fi but boy did I catch hell when I got caught with books on the subject! I have to laugh now but when I was 13-14 I had just come from the library with a book about vampires to my next class. One of the guys in my class noticed and after making a public announcment to my other classmates about it, along with with a very public abasement. I laugh because 15 years later just about every teen girl has a picture of a werewolf or sparkly vamp in their lockers and the latest copy of some fantasy novel tucked between text books.
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    Young adult series were virtually unheard of when I was a kid. Pretty much the only one that existed then was chronicles of narnia.
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    The Artemis Fowl series they definitely need to make those books into movies.
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    The Dark Elf Trilogy is a good call. Then again Cornelia Funke's Inkworld Trilogy could be also but look at what they did with the first one (Inkheart).
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    Encyclopedia Brown...I loved that series as a kid
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    Personally I was always a huge fan of Madeleine L'Engle series', but after the horrible, horrible movie adaptation (cringe)A wrinkle in time I doubt that will ever happen.

    On a side note the book Locked in Time by Lois Duncan (which isn't a series book) I always thought would translate into an amazing movie! So much more than the others that have been made.
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    I'm one of those people who hate when something they're into goes 'viral.' I know it's naive and selfish, haha. But yes, Redwall definitely. Maaaybe The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron.

    It's funny though because a lot of these book series that get popular have been around longer than we think. The Vampire Diaries has been around since the early 90s!
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    We have/had LOTR, Harry Potter, Twilight, Narnia, Percy Jackson, and now it appears that The Hunger Games is next in line (personally I find it a rip-off of Battle Royale)

    What series would u like to see hit the big screen- from your old scholastic booklists or otherwise?


    Here are some off the top of my head-

    R.A. Salvatore's the Dark Elf Trilogy
    The Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix
    Animorphs
    Redwall (haven't read it myself, but looks good)
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