Our Wish List of YA Rom-Com Movie Adaptations

Teen romance movies are like candy—you can consume them nonstop! It’s exciting to see our favorite books come to life on the big screen. No matter how many excellent YA rom-coms get turned into movies, we always crave more.

Of course, we have thoughts on which young adult books should get adapted into the next teen rom-com sensation. Here are our nominations for YA rom-com movie adaptations.

Breathless by Jennifer Niven

Breathless

Breathless

The movie adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s bestselling novel All the Bright Places gave us ALL the feels, and now we want to see more of her books on the big screen. Breathless is about a girl who finds love, mosquito bites, and herself on an island off the coast of Georgia. This steamy summer YA romance is on the top of our movie wish list!

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Instructions for Dancing

Instructions for Dancing

We’re obsessed with the movie adaptations of Nicola Yoon’s first two books, Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star, so it’s no surprise that we want to see her latest novel adapted into a movie, too. Instructions for Dancing hits all the right notes.

Finding Jupiter by Kelis Rowe

Finding Jupiter

Finding Jupiter

By Kelis Rowe

Coming 03.05.24

Poetry, a star-crossed romance, secrets, and courage collide in this powerful novel about two young people falling in love. With its vibrant characters and memorable plot twists, Finding Jupiter is a stunning YA romance that would make an excellent date-night flick.

Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West

Places We've Never Been

Places We've Never Been

Kasie West fans agree—Places We’ve Never Been is the perfect YA rom-com to adapt into a movie! Norah and Skyler are childhood best friends who turn into rivals during a cross-country family RV trip. But as they make their way across the country, the teens grow close again. This friends-to-enemies-to-lovers romance is the feel-good movie we need right now.

Fireworks by Alice Lin

Fireworks

Fireworks

A K-pop star who falls from grace and into love with the girl next door—Fireworks is the perfect recipe for the next big YA movie adaptation! Quirky, sweet, and oh-so swoony, this book would make an adorable rom-com for fans of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Summer I Turned Pretty.

Love & Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean

Love & Other Great Expectations

Love & Other Great Expectations

The charming rom-com Love & Other Great Expectations is like a YA version of The Amazing Race. Britt joins a scavenger hunt competition that takes her all over the UK. She teams up with a British boy named Luke, and the teens fall for each other as they race from one location to the next. Beautiful English scenery, a boy with a sexy accent, and a high-stakes race—we’re already lining up to buy our tickets!

Bad at Love by Gabriela Martins

Bad at Love

Bad at Love

Bad at Love gives us How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days vibes, and we love it! Music, fame, journalism, and first love combine in this charming novel from the author of Like a Love Song. Sasha wants to write an article exposing bad boy rocker Daniel for the troublemaker he is. But the more time they spend together, the less Sasha wants to write that article and the more she wants to kiss him.

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