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Books To Read Before They're Adapted Into 2015 Movies!!

1. Paper Towns by John Green--Quentin Jacobsen (called "Q" by his buddies) believes everybody gets one miracle. His just happens to be living next door to the girl of his dreams, Margo Roth Spiegelman. Margo and Quentin go way back. Even when they were nine years old, Q thought she was the most perfect female on the face of the planet, and they played together in their Pleasantville-like Orlando subdivision. After they found a dead man in the park, Margo appeared outside his window at night to tell him she investigated the dead man.

2. Z for Zachariah by Robert O'Brien--
Ann Burden is 16 years old and completely alone. The world as she once knew it is gone, ravaged by a nuclear war that has taken everyone from her. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors. 

3. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner--In the beginning of this breathless, adventure-crammed tale, Thomas and the Gladers are "safe, rescued, and delivered" to a nice clean dorm, having lived through their escape from the Maze. As Thomas snuggles into his bunk bed, listening to the snores of his friends, he can also hear Teresa speak to him in his mind. Since she is the only girl in the group, their rescuers have sequestered her in a separate room.

4. Dracula by Bram Stoker--
he punctured throat, the coffin lid slowly opening, the unholy shriek as the stake pierces the heart --- these are just a few of the chilling images Bram Stoker unleashed upon the world with his 1897 masterpiece, DRACULA. Inspired by the folk legend ofnosferatu, the undead, Stoker created a timeless tale of gothic horror and romance that has enthralled and terrified readers ever since.

5. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie--ETER PAN, the book based on J.M. Barrie's famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children --- Wendy, John, and Michael --- who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks.

6. Goosebumps The Movie: The Movie Novel--
Zach, 16, has just moved from NYC to a creepy small town. He soon realizes his new neighbor, Hannah (also 16), is in danger. When he tries to rescue her, he accidentally unleashes the monsters created and brought to life by her writer father, R.L. Stine.

7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins--
Katniss is unsure who to trust, deeply ambivalent about her own role in the mounting rebellion against the Capitol, and distraught in the wake of so much loss.

8. Fallen by Lauren Kate--Lucinda "Luce" Price has been sent to reform school in the South, the result of somewhat murky circumstances involving a dead boyfriend. Though Luce cannot recall how the fire started, or how she escaped and Trevor did not, she feels at fault, and the courts agree. She is shipped off to Sword & Cross, where we learn about the Shadows that seem to haunt her daily; they were present the night Trevor died, and their appearance unnerves her.

9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley--
Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense.

10. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson--Seven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked them all. She has a county-wide reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable. So when she's sent to live with the Trotters --- by far the strangest family yet --- Gilly decides to put her sharp mind to work. Before long she's devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother.

11. Tracers by J.J. Howard--Cam is a NY City bike messenger with no family or strings attached to anyone, but when he meets a mysterious stranger and is pulled into her dangerous world of parkour, he is torn between following his heart and sacrificing everything to pay off his debts.

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