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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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Christopher from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Paul Dano

Casting the part of a character with mental illness is always difficult, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time just happens to be one of the most beloved YA novels in recent memory for a lot of people. Paul Dano is the one actor who springs to mind that seems to have the ability to play such a nuanced and difficult character. He has already been a manic preacher, a depressed teen who has taken a vow of silence, and a mob hit man who gets in trouble with his employer. Christopher would be one more great role in an already impressive resume!

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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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