A trio of Sarah Dessen’s best-selling novels are coming to Netflix. Dessen, a New York Times bestselling author with over a dozen YA hits, signed a new deal with the platform which confirmed the upcoming projects.
The announcement coincides with the Dessen’s publication of The Rest of the Story. In the deal, Netflix optioned the novels Along for the Ride, This Lullaby, and Once and For All. According to the company, Along for the Ride will be the first movie, which was both a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best YA Fiction.
If you prefer to read the original works before seeing the adaptation, you can find Dessen’s collection right here on Amazon.
You can find the official descriptions for the adaptations below, as described by Netflix.
Along for the Ride: It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live. A job in a clothing boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. In her signature pitch-perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect.
This Lullaby: She’s got it all figured out. Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules. Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician. But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore. Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about?
Once and For All: After years facing brides with cold feet and badly behaved wedding guests, wedding planner Louna has become skeptical about romance and plans on remaining single during her last summer before college. Luckily, the busy wedding schedule provides plenty of legitimate excuses for Louna to avoid opportunities to meet potential dates. That changes when satisfying a particularly fussy bridal party requires hiring the bride’s brother, Ambrose.
The video streaming service stopped short of confirming a release date or casting information at this time, but more details are expected once the first adaptation goes into production.
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