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Roundup: Film Rights, Book Deals, Stars, and More!

Posted by Tami Brown on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 @ 07:06 AM

It's been another exciting week! We've got sales, stars, and lists!

January 2014 grad Estelle Laure sold her YA novel This Raging Light in a two book deal to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The first book is a "luminous portrait" of two sisters dealing with their mother's sudden disappearance. You're off to a flying start, Estelle!

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Warner Brothers have optioned film rights for Jandy Nelson's upcoming novel I'll Give You The Sun! Way to go, Jandy!

And in other exciting Jandy news, Joe Fontaine, the dishy boy character from The Sky Is Everywhere, was featured in a collection of YA's most crushy-worthy men at The Huffington Post. 

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Debbie Wiles' Revolution has gathered a constellation of starred reviews -- Kirkus, Horn Book, School Library Journal, and now Publishers Weekly!

Buzzfeed thinks M. T. Anderson's Thirsty should totally be a movie. We agree! (What books would you add to their list?)

Topics: young adult, round-up, Deborah Wiles, Jandy Nelson, congratulations, Estelle Laure, M. T. Anderson

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