'The Sky Is Everywhere' Author to Adapt Her Own Book (Exclusive)

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'Sky,' published in 2010, tells of a high school student who is dealing with the sudden loss of her sister.

Warner Bros. has decided that the best person to adapt Jandy Nelson’s YA book The Sky Is Everywhere is the author herself.

A year and a half after picking up the rights to the book, the studio has tapped Nelson to pen the big-screen translation of her critically acclaimed international hit debut.

Sky, published in 2010, tells of a high school student who is dealing with the sudden loss of her sister. In her grieving state, she finds herself drawn to two men: her sister’s boyfriend, where the shared loss binds them in ways she doesn’t understand, and a new arrival who offers a bright hope for the future.

The novel helped launch Nelson, a former lit agent, and was translated into more than a dozen language and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan are producing. Nelson is executive producing.

Warners already has the author’s 2014 hit YA book I’ll Give You the Sun.

Nelson is repped by Paradigm and Holly McGhee of Pippin Properties.

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