The success of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (with sequel announced!) and Dumplin’ speak for themselves, really. We have a market for our favourite YA contemporaries being made into movies. Fun, diverse, cute romantic comedy movies.
I think it works better that these movies have been made for a home screen rather than the cinema, honestly, and I hope that we get more of these movies over the course of 2019.
Here are some contemporaries I would love to see adapted. Netflix, take my money!
- When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.
Honestly, do I even have to explain this one? It’s like this novel was written to be made for our screens. It’s cute, it’s fun, it’s fresh – it’s just perfect.
- Bon Bon To Yoga Pants by Katie Cross.
After Sierra Burgess, I need something a little less controversial, and while I have seen some negative reviews for this one, I’d love to see it translated into a movie. There was just something likeable about the characters to me.
- The Zoya Factor by Anuja Chauhan.
I’m not sure whether I’ve talked about this one here, but it’s snarky and sexy, and a lot of fun. I even fancasted this after I read it, I loved it so much. Honestly, whoever makes this will get my eternal gratitude and love.
- The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West.
Name me one person who does not enjoy the fake dating trope and I will show them the door, because I adore it, and would love to see it play out in this way. I’ve put this into the world, now universe, please don’t fail me.
Of course, none of these could possibly live up to the way I imagined them when I read the books, but I have faith that, if done right, they’d be amazing. Hopefully. I think?
Which novels would you want to see adapted for the silver screen, and do you have fancasts for them?