Books That Became Movies

Title Author Description
The Lightning Thief
(Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1)
Rick Riordan This is the first book of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Set in the modern world, it is a fantasy-adventure novel that has been based on Greek mythology.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
(Harry Potter #1)
J.K. Rowling This is the first book in the Harry Potter series. Set in the 1990s, the book discusses themes of friendship and loyalty in the context of a magic wizarding school. (Note: US Title is “Sorcer’s Stone.”)
Number the Stars Lois Lowry A historical fiction novel set during WWII and the Holocaust, it details the escape of a Jewish family from Copenhagen.
The Maze Runner (#1) James Dashner Dystopian world where boys have no memory of who they are and are trying to escape a maze that no one’s ever escaped before.
The Hunger Games (#1) Suzanne Collins Post-apocalyptic dystopian world where children sacrificed to deadly games as a tribute in order to acquire resources for the citizens of their districts.
Holes (#1) Louis Sachar Children are sent to a ‘juvenile detention center’ that is meant to build character in response to their crimes but is soon revealed to be run by corrupt people.
Wonder R.J. Palacio This is the story of a boy who has a facial abnormality. It discusses the struggles he has when fitting in at a regular school after having been home-schooled for his whole life.