Though Jason Mott's second novel won't hit shelves until September 30, the film rights were snapped up earlier this month by Lionsgate. The Wonder of All Things (MIRA) tells the story of a young girl whose miraculous healing powers are discovered by the media after a horrible accident. (read more

Though the novel isn't YA, its teenaged heroine makes the film likely to appeal to fans of recent book-to-film blockbusters like The Hunger Games or the upcoming The Giver, and Lionsgate also cites films with a supernatural twist, like The Green Mile.

Mott's first novel, The Returned, was adapted into a popular ABC-TV series.

Any ideas about who should be cast as 13-year-old Ava? 

RELATED IN BOOKPAGE: read our review of The Returned, check out Mott's "Meet the Author" Q&A and watch an interview. Also, more book-to-film posts.

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