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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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Lady Katsa from Graceling - Shailene Woodley

Lady Katsa is one of the most beloved characters in recent YA fantasy, and for good reason! She's tough as nails and just completely kick ass in practically every way. For a role like that, we need an actress who is capable of playing strong, and Shailene Woodley is just right for the part. She gained a lot of attention for starring alongside George Clooney in The Descendants, and even managed to grab a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress and won the Independent Spirit Award in the same category.

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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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