Ranking All 17 Of Netflix’s YA-Novel Adaptations

From The Whisp: Ranking All Of Netflix’s YA-Novel Adaptations

Netflix is the reigning king of romantic comedies. Hits like Set It Up and Dude may feel like Young-Adult novels, but there are actually only seventeen Netflix originals based on YA books. Not all adaptations are created equal, and for every To All The Boys I've Loved Before building the genre up, there's an Insatiable waiting to tear it down.

If you're looking for that "just read a trashy teen love story" warm, fuzzy feeling but don't have four hours to spend reading because of #MillennialBurnout, a Netflix YA adaptation might be exactly what you need. Check out our ~definitive~ and ~definitely official~ ranking to help you separate the trashy from the trash.

And which was #1?


If Netflix is the king of YA rom-coms, The Kissing Booth is its crown. Light-hearted without being patronizing, The Kissing Booth stays true to its loyal core audience, including some of the Wattpad-turned-novel's most YA-tastic moments, like Elle discovering Noah's Superman boxers, showing up to school in a too-short skirt ~totally by accident~, and falling for the wonderful "falling in love with your best friend's older brother" trope. Audiences not looking for a real YA-romance will absolutely hate this film, which is how you know it's fantastic if you want something that's a total wish-fulfillment, so-bad-it's-good trashy masterpiece. And if that isn't what you're looking for, then maybe Young Adult fiction isn't for you, you boring old person.

Joel Courtney
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2019 Nominations, Host & Date Revealed!

The Kissing Booth has been nominated for a 2019 KCA award for favorite movie, and Joey King for favorite movie actress.

DJ Khaled is set to host the annual award show, which will take place on Saturday, March 23rd!

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 Nominees

Favorite Movie
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Mary Poppins Returns
The Kissing Booth
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Favorite Movie Actress
Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns)
Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)
Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia, Black Panther)
Rihanna (Nine Ball, Ocean’s 8)
Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War)
Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Avengers: Infinity War)

Joel Courtney
‘Kissing Booth 2’: Author Beth Reekles Announces Sequel Book, Release Date, Summary

International Business Times: ‘Kissing Booth 2’: Author Beth Reekles Announces Sequel Book, Release Date, Summary

Last week, Netflix announced a sequel movie to “The Kissing Booth,” but there was no news yet about whether or not author Beth Reekles would be writing a sequel to her novel of the same name that started it all. That changed on Thursday when she made the big announcement.

“Coming in Jan 2020... THE KISSING BOOTH 2: GOING THE DISTANCE! And the news doesn’t end there - Coming May 11th 2019, THE BEACH HOUSE, ft. the first chapter of TKB2,” Reekles tweeted.

The first book and movie followed teenager Elle as she started a secret, romantic relationship with the brother — Noah (Jacob Elordi) — of her best friend, Lee (Joel Courtney). The story ended with Noah going off to college and Elle realizing she was happy with their relationship but that anything could happen because they were just in high school, after all.

Despite the author, who first uploaded “The Kissing Booth” on online story platform Wattpad, telling International Business Times in October how she loved the ending of the book and wouldn’t necessarily want to do a sequel novel, she did also reveal she’d love to see the characters continue onscreen in another movie.

Well, she got that wish with Netflix’s announcement, and it’s clear she’s had a change of heart and decided she wants to be the one to first tell the next chapter of the YA romance story.

“I’ve always been happy with how the first one ended, but it was hard for me to let go of the characters,” Reekles told IBT after making her sequel announcement. “I’ve had the sequel in the works for a while actually, but it’s just taken some time! I’m so excited to share more of Elle, Lee and Noah with everyone soon.”

There’s no release date set yet for the “Kissing Booth 2” movie, but the novel arrives January 2020, and Reekles shared that the film will be based on the book.

That means you can check out the summary for the book (and the film along with it) right here:

Elle Evans seems to have finally tamed hotter-than-hot bad boy Noah Flynn, but now they're facing a new challenge. Noah's 3,000 miles away at Harvard, which means they're officially a long-distance couple - and it's tough. After all, there's only so much texts and calls can satisfy - and when Elle sees a post which suggests Noah's getting friendly with someone else, she's devastated.

On top of that, it's hard to ignore new boy Levi. He's gentle, sweet, cute - and definitely interested in Elle.

With her heart on the line, what's a girl to do?

Join Elle, Noah, Lee and all your favourite Kissing Booth characters for another amazing romantic story that's sure to have you swooning.

On top of getting a second novel in the series, fans will also soon be able to pick up a copy of Reekles’ “Kissing Booth” novella, “The Beach House,” which takes place the summer before Noah leaves for college. It comes out this May and had previously only been available in Brazil or as a story on Wattpad.

While you wait for all of the new “Kissing Booth” content to arrive, there’s always the first book to read over again and the first movie to watch on Netflix for the 100th time.

Joel Courtney