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News! Kody Keplinger Wows Us!

In a news tidbit released yesterday, Kody Keplinger, one of our amazing and brilliant YA Highway teen contributors, has sold film rights for her debut novel, THE DUFF. From Publisher's Marketplace:

Seventeen-year-old debut author Kody Keplinger's THE DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), pitched as reminiscent of Juno and She's Come Undone, in which a cynical and witty "DUFF" decides the intrigue of casual sex with a gorgeous-but-jerkoff player is more alluring than facing her own issues with self-esteem...until it all goes wrong when they realize they're falling in love, to Vast Entertainment, in a pre-empt, with McG (CHARLIE'S ANGELS, TERMINATOR: SALVATION) attached to direct, by Brendan Deneen at Fineprint Literary Management on behalf of Joanna Stampfel-Volpe at Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation.

Check out Kody's blog to learn more about the deal, how she feels, and what it means to have your book optioned for film.

We couldn't be more thrilled for Kody's accomplishments! Cheers, Kody! We love you, babe!!
Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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  1. Congrats, Kody, you little bundle of awesomeness :)

  2. I love the plot of The DUFF, and congrats Kody on the movie news!

  3. Kody blows my mind. I'll admit a small amount of hero worship. :D


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