Gripping YA drama THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE is being developed for the big screen!
Author Jandy Nelson is two for two! After the stunning success and film rights optioning of her second novel, I’ll Give You The Sun, Warner Bros has also decided to snatch up the rights to her debut novel, The Sky Is Everywhere!
The Sky Is Everywhere tells the story of Lennie, a quiet 17-year-old going through the motions for high school comfortably until her older sister, Bailey, dies unexpectedly. As she tries to muddle through her grief, Lennie finds herself drawn to her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Toby, who is just as devastated as she is, but also to new student, Joe, whose lust for life sometimes helps her see past the haze of loss.
Author Jandy Nelson will executive produce alongside Producers Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan. Warner Bros Creative Executive Julia Spiro, who is already the lead on I’ll Give You The Sun, will also oversee The Sky Is Everywhere. Natalie Krinsky, who previously wrote for Gossip Girl and Grey’s Anatomy, will fashion the script.
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Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life – and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding.
This remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable.