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6 Degrees of YA Movies: Presented by Epic Reads!
What do Hugh Dancy, John Malkovich, Anna Kendrick and JLaw have in common? Answer = YA.
Come on, we can’t be the only ones noticing familiar faces popping up all over the spectrum of adaptions. So we did a little bit of research and it turns out there’s a very ‘6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ quality about the young adult movie talent pool. We’re starting to think there’s an elite group of actors who’ve made it their life’s goal to work with one another specifically in YA book adaptions. Yes, that sounds ridiculous, but there is proof!
We suggest clicking on the image below in order to view this image at full size and scroll through to see all of the connections! A complete list of the actors, which movies they starred in and their roles can be found below!
6 Degrees of YA Movies: Presented by Epic Reads!
Note: There is only one non-YA movie on this chart and that is X-Men First Class and we added it because Jennifer Lawrence is in it with Kevin Bacon and this chart would really be incomplete if Le Bacon wasn’t included.

 
 

YA Cast List

Nina Dobrev
Elena in The Vampire Diaries
Candace in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Emma Watson
Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Hermione Granger in Harry Potter
Robert Pattinson
Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Edward Cullen in Twilight
Jamie Campbell Bower
Young Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (P2)
Caius in Twilight
Jace in The Mortal Instruments
Kristen Stewart
Bella Swan in Twilight
Melinda Sordino in Speak
Anna Kendrick
Jessica Stanley in Twilight
Stacey Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Johnny Simmons
Young Neil in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Brad in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Mae Whitman
Bianca in The Duff
Roxy Richter in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Mary Elizabeth in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Ellen Wong
Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Jill ‘Mouse’ Chen inThe Carrie Diaries
Michael Cera
Scott Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Nick in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Logan Lerman
Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson
Jennifer Lawrence
Katniss Everdeen inThe Hunger Games
Raven/Mystique in X-Men First Class (with Kevin Bacon!)
Stanley Tucci
Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games
Mr. D in Percy Jackson
Jake Abel
Luke in Percy Jackson
Mark in I Am Number Four
Alex Pettyfer
John in I Am Number Four
Kyle Kingson in Beastly
Erik Knudsen
Trey in Beastly
Crash in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Ben Barnes
Tom Ward in Seventh Son
Young Dunstan Thorn in Stardust
Julianne Moore
President Alma Coin in Mockingjay
Mother Malkin inSeventh Son
Jeff Bridges
Master Gregory in Seventh Son
The Giver in The Giver
Cameron Monaghan
Asher in The Giver
Mason in Vampire Academy
Joely Richardson
Queen Tatiana in Vampire Academy
Ms. Sophia in Fallen
Zoey Dutch
Rose Hathaway in Vampire Academy
Emily Asher in Beautiful Creatures
Jeremy Irons
Macon Ravenwood in Beautiful Creatures
Brom in Eragon
John Malkovich
Galbatorix in Eragon
Grigio in Warm Bodies
Thomas Mann
Link in Beautiful Creatures
Aaron in It’s Kind of A Funny Story
Greg Gaines in Me and Earl & the Dying Girl
Masam Holden
Ill Phil in Me and Earl & the Dying Girl
Ricky in The Spectacular Now
Viola Davis
Amma in Beautiful Creatures
Dr. Eden Minerva in It’s Kind of A Funny Story
Major Gwen Anderson in Ender’s Game
Asa Butterfield
Ender Wiggin in Ender’s Game
Jacob Portman in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Eva Green
Miss Peregrine in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Serafina Pekkala in The Golden Compass
Allison Janney
Dr. Golan in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Lydia Martin in How to Deal
Dottie in The Duff (not pictured in chart above)
Mandy Moore
Halley Martin in How to Deal
Lana Thomas in The Princess Diaries
Anne Hathaway
Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries
Ella in Ella Enchanted
Hugh Dancy
Char in Ella Enchanted
Aiden in Blood and Chocolate
Dayo Okeniyi
Marcus in The Spectacular Now
Thresh in The Hunger Games
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Holly in The Spectacular Now
Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Brie Larson
Cassidy in The Spectacular Now
Envy Adams in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Miles Teller
Sutter in The Spectacular Now
Peter in Divergent
Shailene Woodley
Aimee in The Spectacular Now
Tris Prior in Divergent
Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars
Ansel Elgort
Caleb Prior in Divergent
Gus in The Fault in Our Stars
Nat Wolff
Isaac in The Fault in Our Stars
Quentin Jacobsen in Paper Towns
Ray Stevenson
Marcus in Divergent
Murlaugh in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Willem Dafoe
Van Houten in The Fault in Our Stars
Gavner Purl in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Don McManus
Mr. Shan in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Masked Man in The Maze Runner (yes, it’s a stretch, but this still counts!)
 
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Teresa Palmer
Number 6 in I Am Number Four
Julie in Warm Bodies
Josh Hutcherson
Peeta in The Hunger Games
Steve in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Zoe Kravitz
Christina in Divergent
Nia in It’s Kind of a Funny Story
 
 

List of YA Books the Movies are Based On


The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O’Malley
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Beastly by Alex Flinn
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
How to Deal by Sarah Dessen
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Ella Enchanted by Gail Garson Levine
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharpe
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Paper Towns by John Green
Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
 
 

Are there more connections that we missed? Tell us in the comments below!

(For example, we tried so hard to get If I Stay and The 5th Wave both starring Chloe Grace Moretz in there but we just couldn’t find a connection!)
 

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