Some excellent news for followers of YA novelist Sarah Dessen: Netflix has optioned three of her books and set an adaptation of the primary, Alongside for the Trip. Dessen’s novels are staples within the YA world and have been for over 20 years. Her first guide, That Summer season, was revealed in 1996, earlier than YA was even thought of its personal style. She adopted That Summer season up with Somebody Like You, which had been mixed to kind the premise of the film How you can Deal. That film starred Mandy Moore, Allison Janney, and Peter Gallagher and was the one adaptation of Dessen’s books previous to this information.
Since publishing That Summer season and Somebody Like You, Dessen has had a daily launch schedule, publishing as soon as yearly or two. She’s written 13 books up to now, and her 14th, The Remainder of the Story, shall be launched on June four. Dessen’s novels all the time happen in the summertime, characteristic a resilient feminine protagonist, and sometimes a love curiosity as effectively. Although she’s by no means written a sequel, a lot of her books happen within the fictional seaside city of Colby, with shared places and characters. Like The Remainder of the Story, Dessen’s novels often drop in the beginning of the summer season, giving followers loads of time to get caught up on her newest learn.
THR broke the Netflix choice information and the reveal that Alongside for the Trip would be the first adaptation. The opposite books set to be tailored are amongst Dessen’s hottest: This Lullaby and As soon as and For All. Alongside for the Trip shall be produced by Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman below their Display Arcade banner. Alyssa Rodrigues is about to govt produce. Netflix additionally specified that this adaptation shall be a film. The guide Alongside for the Trip options Auden, who stopped sleeping throughout her dad and mom’ divorce, however finds solace within the late-night scene of a sleepy seaside city.
Netflix has had numerous success with each YA supply materials and romantic comedies, making Dessen’s books a pure match for the streamer. Final yr, Netflix launched the YA diversifications To All of the Boys I’ve Liked Earlier than and Dumplin’. To All of the Boys I’ve Liked Earlier than blew up on social media, prompting Netflix to verify a sequel just a few months after the primary film’s launch. Dumplin’ was additionally well-received, with many praising the movie’s candy message. On the romantic comedy aspect, the streamer discovered success with unique film Set It Up. That film’s stars and filmmakers are already engaged on a brand new mission collectively.
Contemplating how a lot Netflix viewers have linked with their YA diversifications up to now, it is sensible for the streamer to work with a juggernaut like Dessen. Along with being well-respected by YA followers, a lot of whom have learn her books since center faculty, Dessen additionally brings way more supply materials than a more moderen creator would. If Alongside for the Trip is well-received, it would not be shocking in any respect for Netflix to choice different books from Dessen’s huge catalog. Like along with her novels, we might have films primarily based on Dessen’s books for a few years to return.
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