Can you talk a little bit about your inspiration for the book? I wanted to write a book about a mean girl, self-involved, kind of petty, who gets the opportunity to reevaluate her actions from a variety of perspectives. The fact that Samantha dies and then relives her last day enabled me to do that. Delirium was the same way.
Beschreibung bei Amazon Lauren Oliver Biography: Born November 8th to a literary family, Lauren Oliver Laura Suzanne Schechter was encouraged to live expressively and imaginatively from a young age by creating her own stories, painting, and performing.
With an upbringing in surroundings such as these, coupled with two parents both knowledgeable in literature and a house full of books, it seems as though Oliver had received from a young age the ideal push towards her career as a writer. Oliver, with a passion for reading went on to study Literature and Philosophy at the University of Chicago, subsequently returning to her home city of New York to attend a creative writing course at NYU.
Her Father, aside from being a professor, is himself a published writer of true crime and has written essays on popular culture. Although this may have been a helpful and influential factor towards her career, it is by no means indicative of a lack of personal identity as a writer.
Perhaps to consolidate her individuality, she chose to publish her work under the name Lauren Oliver instead of her birth name, publishing books that are mainly targeted towards young adults and children, all of which are highly imaginative and incorporate fantastical features.
Before I Fall Starting off her career with Before I Fall to positive reviews, Oliver demonstrates her considerable talent, insight and ability to catch the attention of young readers, as she delves into the seemingly perfect world of popular girl Samantha Kingston after her death in a car accident.
We find that her popular and snobby friends led by the cruel Lindsay are not really the ones she appreciates and as the book progresses, the minor and ostracised character of Juliet who originally commits suicide as a result of being bullied by Sam and Lindsay and their friends, is respected more by Sam as the book progresses.
Through her many references to, and well informed understanding of popular culture and the mind-set of the audience with whom she successfully connects, Oliver provides some sort of moral guidance to young adults who are themselves experiencing the sort of superficial happiness Sam experienced through what teenagers see as important.
She also uses this opportunity to include theories that she likely encountered in her studies of Philosophy, such as the Butterfly Effect and Chaos Theory, encouraging her readers to understand that their actions affect others, and life is meant to be approached fully and individually.
Before I Fall, purportedly partly written by Oliver on her blackberry, is currently part of plans to potentially adapt into a film. Requiemthe last instalment of the trilogy, concludes the story by entwining the two previously separate stories of Lena and Hana.
The trilogy was the root of 3 novellas spanning the period of the story but from the perspectives of 3 different characters. Fox had announced plans in to adapt this trilogy for a TV series, but later declined to adopt the pilot show.
At first glance it appears to share some similarities with the Hunger Games trilogy that proved so popular, but it can also be seen as unabashed study at small town desperation, and the lengths that teenagers will go to to seek approval and acceptance.
After That All Oliver has already demonstrated her relevance as a young adult writer throughout her career, and for a person who is a self-professed lover of cosiness and slippers, she shows a willingness to approach difficult subjects that perhaps other writers of her genre shy away from, whilst approaching them in a unique style.
After having already had interest from film production companies to adapt her work for the screen, it does not seem long before her work, which has held the attention of young adult readers since her first publication, will be televised and further popularized.
Her work has shown her acuteness to contemporary movements and attitudes of her audience, and that she is capable of being a trustworthy and moral voice for young adults to look towards. Writing Young Adult novels for some time now, Lauren Oliver is a bestselling American author with a large collection of books to her name.
Featuring largely dystopian settings for her material, she takes the fantasy and science-fiction genres making them accessible for her younger audience. Writing from an early age, she grew up within a family of writers, so the inspiration was always there for her.
Constantly reading and writing, she continually honed her craft from early on before becoming the young adult author that she is today. Studying at the University of Chicago, she learned philosophy and literature gaining a deeper insight into the form on an academic level.
This was before moving back to New York where she studied at the university there graduating with an MFA in creative writing. After this she started to put her learning into practice as she went on to work for Penguin Books where she managed to start working on her own books as well whilst she was there.
Living in Brooklyn now, she continues to write happily as a successful author of young adult literature, constantly honing and refining her skills. Making her impact she garnered a wide-audience from a novel which she claims to have written entirely on her Blackberry during her commuting time.
This impressive start secured her fate as a writer of great repute and considerable talent, as readers anticipated what would come next. This has now been optioned as a movie and is set to be made into a film by the company Foxas her work has begun to turn heads.
Using themes such as the paranormal, she tells stories surrounding deeper issues such as tragedy and loss that provide help to her younger readers.
Whilst they may be escapist scenarios, the underlying arcs and themes are very real, which is why so many are drawn towards her. As a full-time writer now she is enjoying all the sucesses that it is bringing her, something which she will continue in the coming years.
Gaining both commercial and critical success, both nationally and internationally, her profile can only grow. Before I Fall Published on the 14th of February,this was the book that was to introduce Lauren Oliver as an important new figure on the young adult, winning a number of awards in the process.
Setting the tone and the characters, it establishes a major new voice and style, with relatable people that younger readers found they could identify with.
With talk of a film on the way from Foxthem having optioned the rights to it, it looks like its life is set to continue for many young readers yet. Young seventeen year old Samantha Kingston has everything she ever needed from high-school life; a great social life as one of the popular clique, a boyfriend that everyone else wants to be with along with wealth and status.She has a big following with teenagers and women in their 20s and 30s.' * Press Association * 'Pandemonium is an amazing read - even better than Delirium and just as expertly written as Before I Fall creating scenes that fill the senses and left me wanting more.' * timberdesignmag.com * 'Lauren Oliver's writing is tight, full of wonderful.
Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the President of Production.. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty timberdesignmag.coms: 1K.
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After reading Delirium, I had to start the second Oliver had new challenges to face when writing books two ("Pandemonium," due out in. Today we feature Lauren Oliver, whose book Before I Fall is #9 on this year’s Teens’ Top Ten list.
For today’s post, I was lucky to interview Lauren Oliver. Her debut novel, Before I Fall, is number nine on this year’s Teens’ Top Ten list. About the Book This collection contains the complete text of the three bestselling Delirium novels plus three short novellas about characters in the Delirium world.
Lauren Oliver's powerful New York Times bestselling dystopian trilogy presents a world as terrifying as George Orwell's and a romance as true as Romeo & Juliet.