Hi All! It’s Becky, coming to you from self-isolation. I am really bad at having downtime and I have now found myself with three weeks worth of it. I have been making a list of YA book adaptations to watch and here are five on my lits to stream while being socially distant.
Five Feet Apart
Based On: 5 Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis
Where to Watch It: Hulu
What’s It About: Stella Grant lives her life in hospitals. Stella has cystic fibrosis and her whole life is designed to keep her healthy enough to receive new lungs but everything changes when Stella meets Will Newman. Will Newman also has cystic fibrosis but he has contracted an infection that will result in Will’s certain death if the drug trial he is in doesn’t work. The two meet and they know the rules: they can’t be closer than six feet apart but maybe being together is worth some of the risks.
Looking for Alaska
Based On: Looking for Alaska by John Green
Where to Watch It: Hulu
What’s It About: Miles Halter is looking for the “Great Perhaps” and his journey leads him to Culver Creek, a boarding school in Alabama. Miles quickly bonds with his roommate, Colonel, as they engage in a prank war with a popular group of other students. Miles quickly finds himself drawn to Alaska Young, a troubled but beautiful classmate who will set him on a path that leads to heartbreak.
All the Bright Places
Based On: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Where to Watch It: Netflix
What’s It About: Violet Markey is planning for her future. Theodore Finch is planning for his death. The two meet on the ledge of the school’s clock tower and form a connection that is strengthened as they work on a school project together. Can these two save each other or will they have to learn to let the other go?
Stargirl (Stargirl Series)
Based On: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Where to Watch It: Disney+
What’s It About: Leo Barlock has always tried to blend in at his high school until Stargirl showed up one day. Stargirl is entirely different than everyone at school and Leo quickly founds himself in love with her. However, high school can be vicious and Stargirl’s difference leads her to be shunned by her classmates.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before/P.S. I Still Love You (2) (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)
Based On: To all the Boys I Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Where You Can Watch It: Netflix
What’s It About: Lara Jean Covey falls in love…a lot. Each time Lara Jean falls out of love she writes a letter to the boy explaining why she fell in love with him. The letters have always been hidden in a hatbox in Lara Jean’s closet but somehow the letters have been mailed and now her former “loves” know her secrets. Lara Jean needs to save face because one of the letters was delivered to her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. Lara Jean will team up with Peter Kavinsky, one of the most popular boys in school to fake a relationship to avoid embarrassment. But what happens when the fake relationship starts to become real?
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