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David Levithan and Rachel Cohn’s newest release, Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, has been optioned for a film. I really enjoyed the movie version of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and I’d love to see Dash and Lily on the big screen! Thanks to Shelf-Awareness for the news.

Skyler Samuels has been cast in the pilot of ABC Family’s Nine Lives, which is based on Celia Thomson’s YA series The Nine Lives of Chloe King. Also in the cast are Grey Damon as Brian and Alyssa Diaz as Jasmine. Thanks to Shelf-Awareness for the news.

Another yet to be released YA novel has been already been snatched up as a possible movie. Here Lies Bridget, which is out in January 2011 from Harlequin Teen, has had the film rights picked up. According to
Deadline, the novel is about "heroine, Bridget Duke, rules her high school but when she crashes her car and ends up in limbo, she must confront the people she has wronged, all of whom want her to go to hell. The outcome of these meetings will decide her final destination." Thanks to Shelf-Awareness for the news.

Breaking Dawn has even more actors added to the cast list.
Deadline.com has the full run down, although no word on what characters they will be playing.

Have you gotten your tickets for the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One yet? If you're wanting to go opening weekend, you better get your tickets soon-November is almost here!

And here's a trailer for Disney Channel's Avalon High, based on Meg Cabot's novel. The movie debuts on November 12.

Comments

  1. Some good news! I keep forgetting I need to get my tickets!! Snap!

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  2. Score! I love that some many books are getting the chance to be made into movies! Awesome post, I had no idea about Avalon. Some Meg Cabot fan I am. Haha.
    ~Alyssa
    Teens Read and Write

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