Witchy YA Novel Half Bad Acquired By Fox 2000

Doesn’t it seem, with the Twilight “saga” finally behind us, that there is a severe lack of young adult novel adaptations out there?

*waits for laughter to die down*

Oh I guess I must have forgotten about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and Ender’s Game, much less the seemingly endless amount of not-yet-produced projects out there. The hills are alive with post-pubescent drama, that’s for sure.

It is now the season of the witch – not to be confused with the terrible film of the same name. Deadline reports Fox 2000 cast just the right spell and acquired the rights to author Sally Green’s upcoming novel Half Bad, with Karen Rosenfelt producing. Rosenfelt worked on the Twilight films, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and The Book Thief, so she knows a thing or two about young adult adaptations.

Half Bad, which will be published by Penguin in spring 2014, became a sought-after property at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and Penguin’s Zosia Knopp won an auction with a six figure deal, and many international publishers are going also going money crazy over the novel.

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. Green’s novel is a proposed trilogy that centers on a world where covert witches run amok. Half of them are bad, and half of them are good. The one thing that both divides and unites them is the fear of a male child born from both factions. Chances are, he will fall in love with someone from the wrong side, and the right side, and everyone will fight about it.

You guys know what we should do with witches right? Burn them!

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.