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Description: Dive in to the books that inspired these current films and TV shows. Bookshare updates this list seasonally as new PG and PG-13 shows and films are released.

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Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS.

Date Added: 12/06/2017

A Wrinkle in Time (Special Edition)

by Madeleine L'Engle and Lisa Sonne

A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg, her brother, Charles Wallace, and her friend Calvin who wrinkle through time and space to rescue Meg's and Charles's father from captivity on the evil planet of Camazotz.

Date Added: 12/06/2017

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight.

Date Added: 12/06/2017


by R. J. Palacio

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Every Day

by David Levithan

In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a "wise, wildly unique" love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.

Date Added: 02/12/2018

12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

by Doug Stanton

OFFICIAL TIE-IN TO THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 12 STRONG, STARRING CHRIS HEMSWORTH On September 11th, 2001 the world watched in terror. On September 12th, 2001 they volunteered to fight. Twelve soldiers gave us a reason to hope.

Date Added: 03/15/2018

Drama High

by Michael Sokolove

Friday Night Lights meets Glee—the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town.

Date Added: 03/15/2018

The Dangerous Book for Boys

by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden

Equal parts droll and gorgeous nostalgia book and heartfelt plea for a renewed sense of adventure in the lives of boys and men, Conn and Hal Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys became a mammoth bestseller in the United Kingdom in 2006.

Date Added: 03/15/2018

The War with Grandpa

by Robert Kimmel Smith

Peter thinks the only way he can reclaim his room is by declaring war on his grandfather.

Date Added: 02/12/2018

The Breadwinner (Breadwinner #1)

by Deborah Ellis

Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because Parvana's father has a foreign education, he is arrested by the Taliban.

Date Added: 12/06/2017


by Brian Selznick

From Brian Selznick, the creator of the Caldecott Medal winner THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, comes another breathtaking tour de force. Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

Date Added: 12/06/2017

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

by Maria Semple

Bernadette Fox is notorious.

Date Added: 02/12/2018

Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC

Date Added: 02/12/2018

Boy Erased: A Memoir

by Garrard Conley

"The power of Conley’s story resides not only in the vividly depicted grotesqueries of the therapy system, but in his lyrical writing about sexuality and love.

Date Added: 02/12/2018

The House With a Clock In Its Walls

by John Bellairs and Edward Gorey

John Bellairs, the name in Gothic mysteries for middle graders, wrote terrifying tales full of adventure, attitude, and alarm.

Date Added: 03/15/2018

The Girl in the Spider's Web

by David Lagercrantz

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return She is the girl with the dragon tattoo--a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Date Added: 02/12/2018

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