Listen to Your Daughters!


The LA Times today suggests, “The next time your teenager raves about a novel, pay attention: It could become your next movie.” That’s exactly what happened to Kyra Sedgwick when her fourteen-year-old daughter told her about the Y.A. title, Story of a Girl, by Sara Zarr. The teenager has good taste — the book later was chosen as a National Book Award finalist. Sedgwick has optioned it, with Laurie Collyer (SherryBaby) as director.

The official pub date of Zarr’s second book, Sweethearts, is tomorrow, although it’s already been received by some libraries. It has received starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly.


  • Hardcover:$16.99
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers (February 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0316014559
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316014557

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