Rosemary Brosnan at HarperCollins has bought North American rights to two new untitled works by Lauren Oliver in a six-figure deal. Oliver is the author of the forthcoming YA debut Before I Fall (March 2010) and its untitled follow-up, about a 17-year-old girl in a near future where love has been defined as a deadly disease. Before I Fall has been sold in six foreign territories to date.
Synopsis for Before I Fall:
Lauren Oliver's blog is here.
What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.