Broadening its relationship with online storytelling community Wattpad, Komixx Entertainment has optioned worldwide screen rights to Ali Novak’s My Life With The Walter Boys. The YA novel has more than 67M reads on Wattpad where it was originally published when Novak was 15. It was later published in print by Sourcebooks.

A coming-of-age tale, My Life With The Walter Boys features prim and proper 16-year-old Jackie Howard whose world is turned upside down by a freak accident. She is forced to uproot from her native New York and start a new life on a ranch in Colorado with her guardian Katherine Walter and a family of 11 boys. Amid the chaos of her new surroundings, Jackie is determined to stay focused on her future. But it’s not long before her love life begins to throw her off her path. Can she cut herself loose from her own expectations of perfection and learn to embrace her new life and family?

UK, U.S. and Australia-based indie Komixx previously acquired Kelly Anne Blount’s Wattpad book Captured as well as Beth Reekles’ The Kissing Booth which is currently in post-production as a Netflix Original Feature.

Other projects include Robert Muchamore’s award-winning teen spy stories The Cherub Series; The Winter Horses by Phillip Kerr; thriller series Itch by Simon Mayo; and the Monster Republic trilogy from Ben Horton at Hothouse Fiction.

Andrew Cole-Bulgin, Group CCO and Head of Film and TV at Komixx says, “My Life With The Walter Boys has all the key elements of a true teen classic: angst, loss, family relationships and of course, romance. It’s a great bittersweet family drama. Ali started writing this novel when she was just 15 herself, so it speaks directly to this young adult audience and reflects Komixx’s aim to seek out truly compelling original YA content to excite the digital generation.”