March 23, 2014 8:53 PM

Adapting ‘Divergent,’ ‘Twilight’ and other young-adult fiction for film is a balancing act

If, as the common wisdom goes, the book is always better, why do so many studios keep making movies out of them? One reason, of course, is that built-in audiences of devoted readers will rush out to see their favorite texts brought to life on screen, even as they complain about every casting decision and plot tweak.

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