Awesomeness Films has acquired the film rights to Our Chemical Hearts, the debut novel of Australian author Krystal Sutherland described as John Green meets John Hughes about first loves and broken hearts. Our Chemical Hearts will hit shelves in the U.S. on October 4th from Penguin Random House’s imprint G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.

Max Siemers brought in the property on behalf of Awesomeness Films.

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The story follows a boy named Henry Page who has never been in love despite the fact that he fancies himself a hopeless romantic. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades and getting into a decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Until Grace Town walks into his first-period class. While Grace isn’t who Henry pictured as his dream girl, he starts falling for her when they both are chosen to edit the school paper. He soon realizes that there is something broken about Grace, something from her past, and Henry wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again.

Krystal Sutherland is represented by UTA and InkWell.