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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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The title character in Matilda - Kara Hayward

Practically everyone who saw Kara Hayward in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom gets her appeal. She's cute, charismatic, and a damn good actress. Even though the original film version of Roald Dahl's classic Matilda is really good, it's been long enough that it's time to think about a remake. Kara Hayward may be quite a bit older than the character is usually portrayed, but we think she has the youthful spunk required for such a memorable character.

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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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