Avid YA readers, rejoice! Our Queen of teen romance, Sarah Dessen, is finally getting three of her works adapted into Netflix films. Fans can tell you that her books address all kinds of issues that face teens, not just the pangs of first love and heartbreak. And I can personally tell you, it is about time we see her works on screen.
As part of Netflix’s mission to adapt fifty works of literature into series or films, they have picked up three of Sarah Dessen’s most popular reads: This Lullaby, Along for the Ride, and Once and for All.
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Along for the Ride follows Auden on her summer of trying to reconnect with her dad. Sleepless nights, new friends, and a newborn step-sister help Auden on her path to self discovery. True to form, there is also a to-die-for love interest, Eli, who has his own past he must come to terms with. Of course, there is so much more packed into this book than I can sum up here, but I can tell you I am most excited that this will be the first of the three adapted by Netflix. Need more convincing? The book won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best YA Fiction.
Set to produce are Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman under their Screen Arcade banner, with Alyssa Rodrigues executive producing the project. It’s no surprise Netflix is looking for more teenage rom-com’s after immediate successes with The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Dessen’s latest book, The Rest of the Story, launches tomorrow! Let us know: which Sarah Dessen book do you most want to see adapted? Personally for me it’s Saint Anything.