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20 of Our Favorite YA Novels: Who Should Play the Lead?

By Matt Heckler Sep 6, 2013

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Charlie from Flowers for Algernon - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

JGL seems like he's in just about everything these days, in roles ranging from mob hit man, to Gotham police detective, to a young journalist dying of cancer. There are very few actors more versatile than Gordon-Levitt, and Charlie from Flowers for Algernon is definitely a role that requires an actor with a lot of range. We're tearing up just thinking about it!

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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