Teen Novels Hit Big and Small Screens

Adaptations of some extremely popular teen novels are debuting on television and in theaters this month.

Thirteen Reasons Why, based on Jay Asher's 2007 book, will start streaming on Netflix on March 31. The TV series breaks the story down into 13 episodes, one for each cassette tape Hannah leaves behind after her suicide.

Thirteen Reasons Why is available in other formats.

Before I Fall, now playing on the big screen, tells the tale of another teen girl's death. In Lauren Oliver's 2010 novel, Samantha repeats the same day again and again after a devastating car crash. Zoey Deutch, who plays Samantha in the film, is the daughter of actress Leah Thompson and director Howard Deutch, who met while making the 1987 teen classic Some Kind of Wonderful.

Before I Fall is available in other formats.

If classic fairy tales appeal to you more, check out Hunted, a suspenseful retelling of Beauty and the Beast. In this version, Yeva, a skilled huntress, searches for her missing father and the Beast who may have taken him.

In May, look for the movie version of another unconventional love story, Salina Yoon's Everything, Everything. The romance between Maddy, whose severe allergies confine her to her home, and her next-door neighbor Olly captured the hearts of readers in 2015.

Everything, Everything is available in other formats.

Which teen movie are you most excited to watch this spring?

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