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Recently they had an interview with Lauren in which she talks about the Delirium saga and Before I Fall which can be read in full here!
Here’s a preview;
By Karen Rock
for Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Cynsations
I’ve heard that Requiem will be told in alternating points of view. What prompted your exciting decision to change the narration of the series? What can you share about it with your fans?
In order to keep pushing myself as a writer, I feel I need to keep challenging myself to try different perspectives, different kinds of projects, different voices. So I really wanted Requiem to push the boundary in terms of what I’d already tried.
On Lauren’s blog she posted the bellow picture asking for help. Can you tell her the language her Before I Fall book is written in. She has two copies to give away to the first two emails with the right answer she receives. Email answers to; email@example.com
We are so happy to announce that the Delirium series and Before I Fall both made NPR’s top 100 YA novels list!! As we told you earlier, there were 235 novels up for the final 100 and thanks to all who voted Lauren Oliver made the list twice, and VERY deservedly so! Just check out how many people did end up voting, as you can see below over 75,000! Such a spectacular turn out!
It’s almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn’t just for teens anymore. Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children’s/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category.
Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer’s Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75,220 of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year’s science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.
Here is Lauren’s incredibly gracious tweet thanking all who voted.
Wow! I can't believe I made it on to the list TWICE! So happy and grateful! Thank you so much everyone who voted!
In case you don’t know, this is part of NPR’s summer top 100 list. The theme this year is YA literature and they want fans to nominate the books they think should be on the list. Currently there are 235 finalists so we all need to vote to ensure we make it to the top 100 list!
And so, let the voting begin! Everyone gets 10 votes. Once you’ve selected your top-10 titles, scroll to the bottom of the poll and click “Submit.” Feel free to reminisce about your favorites — or lobby for them — in the comments section. We’ll be back in a few weeks with a list that should keep the young people in your life entertained and inspired until long after their teen years exist only as cringe-worthy memories.
To vote go HERE and congrats to Lauren Oliver for being on the ballot twice. We must get these books on the final list, please vote!
Lauren Oliver spent the weekend at the Etonnants Voyageurs book festival in St. Malo, France, where she received a very special award!
Le Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire
Both Delirium and Before I Fall were both nominated for a special jury prize, Le Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire, in the foreign young adult category. It turns out that the jury couldn’t decide between Lauren’s two books, so she won for BOTH.