From 'The Fault in Our Stars' to 'The Hunger Games' trilogy, Young Adult movies have never been hotter -- and these young actresses are a big reason why. Check out some of our favorite YA stars who have made this a very popular genre.
Chloe Grace Moretz
The star of the 'Kick-Ass' films is the latest to go full YA in the film adaptation of 'If I Stay,' which finds the young star playing a girl suffering an out-of-body experience.
As Katniss Everdeen, J-Law hit the mark, paving the way for a slew of YA dystopian novels to be adapted for the big screen.
Seemingly the "go-to" actress for recent YA films, Woodley had two YA hits in 2014: 'Divergent' and the tearjerker 'The Fault in our Stars.' Eschewing glamour for realism, Woodley is the genuine article.
The daughter of rock star Phil Collins, the striking Lily paved her own way as the lead in 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.' While that film underperformed at the box office, Collins is still slated to star in the potential sequel based on the second book in the YA series, 'City of Ashes.'
After a stunning turn in the film adaptation of the YA book, 'Speak,' Stewart eventually landed the role of Bella in the 'Twilight' series.
The daughter of Academy Award-winning writer/director Jane Campion, Englert not only starred in the YA film, 'Beautiful Creatures,' but wrote and performed a song for the soundtrack.
Since being discovered in 2005, this Aussie actress is arguably best known for falling in love with a zombie in the underrated YA film, 'Warm Bodies.' She also co-starred in the adaptation of the YA sci-fi novel, 'I Am Number Four.'
Moviegoers fells in love with her as Hermoine, but this talented actress has not let herself be typecast by her Harry Potter role. She was mesmerizing as Sam in the YA-ish 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower.'
The daughter of Lea Thompson ('Back to the Future'), Deutch made her mark with roles in YA adaptations of 'Beautiful Creatures' and 'Vampire Academy.'
Before going R-rated in 'Spring Breakers,' this former Disney 'High School Musical' star appeared in the film 'Beastly,' based on the YA novel.
Before she became a tabloid staple, Lohan was highly regarded as a talented child actress, appearing in films like 'Mean Girls' and 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen' - both of which would fit nicely under the current YA movie umbrella.
This blonde-haired, blue-eyed actress charmed us with her portrayal of a mermaid in the 2006 adaptation of Alice Hoffman’s novel, 'Aquamarine.'
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