FILM TIE-IN PLANNED FOR YA LOVE STORY ‘MIDNIGHT SUN’

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Hodder Children’s Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group, has announced plans to publish a film tie-in edition of Midnight Sun, a heartbreaking YA movie novelisation by US author Trish Cook.

Midnight Sun published in September 2017, and the movie tie-in edition will follow in February 2018 ahead of the film’s release in March 2018. The film will star Bella Thorne, made famous by her role in Disney Channel’s ‘Shake It Up’ and the YA novel adaptation, The DUFF, as well as Hollywood actor and model, Patrick Schwarzenegger.

Midnight Sun tells the story of Katie, who can’t leave her house during the day due to a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. But everything changes when, one evening, singing her heart out on a deserted station platform, she meets Charlie. Before the night is out, Katie is smitten. But she hasn’t told Charlie her secret. She just wants to have her normal love story, before reality kicks in. Lost in her night-time summer romance, Katie hopes that love will light the way.

Rachel Wade, Senior Commissioning Editor at Hodder Children’s Books, says: ‘The intensity of Trish Cook’s writing really blew me away: it’s incredibly rare to read a novelisation with such heart and drama. I can’t wait for people to start reading this book!’

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