Over the past few weeks, y’all have made some extremely tough decisions in our YA Adaptation Madness matchups. The 32 books/series we started with are all worthy contenders for adaptations, but it had to come down to just one winner. And so, without further ado, I present to you the 2023 YA Adaptation Madness winner …

Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle!

With 64% of the vote, The Raven Cycle won over Sarah Dessen’s The Truth About Forever.

Now that we’ve determined which book we want to see on screen, let’s have some fun with dreaming up said adaptation. Who would your dream cast be? What scenes and/or bits of dialogue would have to be included to make it the perfect adaptation? Is there anything you’d be OK with the powers that be cutting, knowing that not everything can be included? The sky’s the limit! Take it to the comments and let’s play.


Mandy (she/her) is a manager at a tech company who lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and dogs. She loves superheroes and pretty much any show or movie with “Star” in the name.