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.
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Last week saw the premiere of "Resurrection," a TV series based on author Jason Mott's popular debut novel, The Returned. Fan of the book and the TV show will get another treat from Mott on September 30, with the release of The Wonder of All Things (MIRA).
Though Wonder isn't a sequel to The Returned, it features a similar magical "what if" premise. After a devastating plane crash, 13-year-old Ava uses her healing powers to save the life of her best friend, Wash—only to find that she has exposed her talent to the world. But taking on the world's pain has serious consequences for Ava, and she must decide how much of herself she can sacrifice for others.
Will you read it?
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