As was revealed in June, Howard Rosenman, the producer and co-writer of the original Sparkle movie, as well as exec producer of the 2012 remake sold the book rights to the film to Simon & Schuster, several months ago. The plan of course was to release a novelization of the movie, which has already been adapted, and is on the market for purchase.
Titled Sparkle: A Novel, the book was published last week, on August 7, ten days prior to the film’s opening this Friday.
Bestselling author Denene Millner novelized Mara Brock Akil’s screenplay; Millner has written 19 books, including co-authoring Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man with Steve Harvey (I’m not sure if that was common knowledge).
Amazon lists the 256-page novel at just over $13.
You can pick up a copy HERE.
THEY HAD A DREAM. SHE HAD IT ALL.
Detroit, 1968. The Motown sound is sweeping the nation. Girl groups are hotter than ever. Over their mother’s objections, three beautiful sisters—Delores, Sister and Sparkle—are taking the local music scene by storm. But their dreams are bigger than Detroit. Their manager, Stix, is just as ambitious and will do whatever it takes to make it to the big time, even if it means using the girls—and his love for Sparkle—as the foundation of a new musical empire.
Behind the music and lights, the recording industry is a ruthless and unforgiving place, just as Mama had warned her girls. Sister, with her good looks and voice, is the natural headliner of the trio, yet her complicated personal life threatens to overshadow her talent; Delores has her sights set on a different kind of life outside the spotlight; and young Sparkle must push past her deepest fears if she is to fulfill her destiny—does she really have what it takes to go all the way?
Riveting and soul-stirring, this timeless tale reminds us of the unbreakable bonds between family, the high price of fame and what can happen when we dare to show the world how brightly we can sparkle.