Thursday, May 31, 2012

Body and Soul Tour: Top Ten List

Today I have Stacey Kade on the blog, telling us her top ten YA movies. Stacey is the author of the awesome, Ghost and Goth series. The third and final book, Body and Soul came out on the first of this month.

Top Ten "YA Movies"

Okay, so technically there is no "YA movie" designation, but you know what I mean. :D These are some of my favorite teen-related films. A few of them were probably made before you all were born (please do NOT think about how old that makes me), but they're SO good. You need to see them!

1. Breakfast Club: A classic. Just as relevant today as it was in the 80s. Not many movies you can say that about.
2. Disturbia: I'm obsessed with this movie. I watch it at least twice a year, if not more. I think it's because it speaks to my experience as a bored kid in the suburbs, wishing something exciting would happen. :D
3. Chronicle: This is the newest film on my list. I thought it was a really fresh look at the dynamics of friendship and how power can change us, literally. Plus, they have really cool powers.
4. Mean Girls: I had no idea how much this movie influenced me until someone pointed out that Alona's death ("run over by a school bus full of band geeks") is very nearly what happens to Regina George in this movie.
5. Sixteen Candles--Two words: Jake Ryan. *happy sigh*
6. 10 Things I Hate About You: It's based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. And I'm a sucker for love/hate/love relationships in fiction. ;)
7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Every time I watch this movie, I feel so bad for Cameron. It's supposed to be about how funny and outrageous Ferris is--and he is--but Cameron's storyline has always intrigued me more. Not sure what that says about me!
8. Clueless: Based on Jane Austen's book, Emma. Jane Austen said, when writing Emma, something to the effect of "everyone likes to see the pretty girl fall." And that was a huge influence for me in writing Alona's story in The Ghost and the Goth series.
9. Footloose: Don't tell anyone, but I think I like the new version even better than the original!
10. Pretty In Pink: I know, I know, most people are Duckie fans, but I loooove Andrew McCarthy.

So, what do you think? What are your favorite "YA movies"?

1 comment:

Name: Aine said...

Breakfast Club and Mean Girls are two of my favorites also!

1. Whip It
2. Mean Girls
3. Easy A
4. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
5. Speak
6. The Hunger Games
7. Soul Surfer
8. Sucker Punch
9. Breakfast Club
10. Alice in Wonderland