On Friday, "Paper Towns" premiered in theaters. In it, a teenage boy (played by Nat Wolff) goes on a road trip to find popular girl Margo (Cara Delevingne), who mysteriously disappears with only a few cryptic clues as to where she's gone. It's based on the YA novel by John Green, who also wrote the book that spawned last year's hit "The Fault in Our Stars."
It's far from the only bestseller making its way to the big screen this year. Here's a look at the other books getting turned into movies in the second half of 2015:
"Dark Places": After "Gone Girl" received so much awards-season acclaim, it's not terribly surprising filmmakers are mining author Gillian Flynn's earlier work. In "Dark Places,"
"The Diary of a Teenage Girl": Fifteen-year-old Minnie (Bel Powley) loses her virginity to her mom's boyfriend and goes on a path of self-discovery about her sexuality and her art in 1970s San Francisco.
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"10,000 Saints": Set in the 1980s, friends Jude (
"Z for Zachariah":
"A Walk in the Woods": From the same genre as last year's "Wild," "A Walk in the Woods" is about a man who decides to reconnect with America after two decades living abroad by hiking the
"Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials": This is sequel to 2014's "The Maze Runner" and the second book in the "Maze Runner" YA book series. After escaping the maze, the teenagers -- known as the Gladers -- team up with resistance fighters to investigate the (presumably evil) corporation that controls everything; not-so-subtly named WCKD. Starring Dylan O'Brien. Based on the novel "The Scorch Trials" by James Dashner. Sept. 18.
"Everest": A group of climbers hiking Mt. Everest in 1996 get caught in a freak blizzard and have to fight to survive. Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley,
"Captive": Single mom and drug addict Ashley Smith (Kate
"Pan": The classic tale of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie is about the three children who come with him to Neverland. In this film, we see how a young orphan boy became Peter Pan, the hero of Neverland. We also learn the origins of his rivalry with Captain Hook. Starring Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman,
"Secret in Their Eyes": A team of three FBI investigators is torn apart when one of their daughters is brutally murdered. Years later, one member of the team thinks he has a lead that will solve the case. Starring
"Brooklyn": In this period piece, a young Irish immigrant struggles to choose between the comforts of home and the excitement of a new romance in 1950s New York City.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay": The final installment of "The Hunger Games" movie series follows Katniss (
"The Danish Girl": This movie is based on the real life of Lili Elbe, who became the first recipient of male-to-female gender reassignment surgery. In Copenhagen in the 1920s, artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband Einar (Eddie Redmayne) to stand in for an absent model, dressing in stockings so Gerda can paint his legs. After seeing himself depicted as a woman, he begins to change his appearance to look more feminine and renames himself Lili Elbe. Gerda struggles with who her husband has become as Lili seeks to surgically affirm her gender identity. Adapted from the novel by David Ebershoff. Limited release, Nov. 27.
"The Martian": Matt Damon stars at Mark Watney, an astronaut whose crew mistakenly leaves him behind on Mars after a freak storm. He has to find a way to survive until another Mars mission can retrieve him. Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara and Donald Glover also star. Based on the novel by Andy Weir. Nov. 27.
"In the Heart of the Sea": A whaling ship departing from Nantucket in 1820 is sunk when a bull sperm whale attacks. The surviving crew, including Captain George Pollard (
Did we miss any of your favorite books becoming movies this year?