2:30 pm EDT, July 31, 2014

Elle Fanning to star in ‘All the Bright Places’ adaptation

All the Bright Places is the debut novel from Jennifer Niven and is set to be released in January of 2015, but it has already been optioned for a film adaption and Elle Fanning is attached.

All the Bright Places will be published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, on January 6, 2015, with a first printing of 150,000 copies. It was acquired in a two-book pre-empt and will be edited by Allison Wortche, the Senior Editor at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. The book is also set to be published in a total of 14 countries, including Penguin Random House UK, Gallimard in France, Blanvalet in Germany, and De Agostini in Italy.

All the Bright Places is an exhilarating love story told in alternating voices, about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. When Violet and Finch meet atop the bell tower at school, a unique bond is formed, and an unspoken promise made: stop counting the days and start living them.

“Jennifer is such a gifted writer, and we are thrilled to be publishing her YA debut,” says Wortche. “All the Bright Places is a beautiful, heart-wrenching story, and readers are going to fall in love with Violet and Finch. They’re funny, quirky, irresistible, and impossible to forget.”

About Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven is the author of two narrative nonfiction books, The Ice Master and Ada Blackjack; a memoir about her high school experiences, The Aqua Net Diaries; and four novels for adults: Velva Jean Learns to Drive (based on her Emmy Award–winning film of the same name), Velva Jean Learns to Fly, Becoming Clementine, and American Blonde. All the Bright Places is her first book for young adults. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé. For more information, visit JenniferNiven.com and GermMagazine.com, and follow on Twitter @JenniferNiven, #allthebrightplaces.

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