Friday, September 23, 2011
Christine Seifert is stopping by the blog today to talk about what she could see her characters reading and loving.
I’m positive that my characters would love books. How could they not? I’m pretty sure book love is genetic; I must’ve passed the trait to them! So here’s what I think you’d find some of the main characters reading:
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier—I think she was named after the author (at least that’s what I assume). Daphne loves the dark, gothic tale of Rebecca’s protagonist, a newly married girl who has to follow in the footsteps of the dead Rebecca who still haunts the mansion.
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella—Daphne loves anything vintage, so she loved this hilarious book about a woman who gets stuck ushering around her ghostly grandmother from the 1920s. Daphne would kill for a great flapper dress.
Hate List by Jennifer Brown—Daphne is reeling from the aftermath of a school shooting; she thought this book was sensitive and deeply emotional.
The Handmaid’s Tale—Of course Daphne is on the dystopian train. This is her favorite book. It feels like a feminist manifesto to her, and she’s just discovering what that means.
Dizzy Lewis-Strong aka Daphne’s best friend at Quiet High
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatick—Dizzy’s a sucker for a good paranormal romance. She’s a fan of this fast-paced read.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer—Dizzy’s Team Jacob all the way. She likes his fun-loving spirit. (But she wouldn’t mind Edward either).
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell—Jesse loved this mind-blowing sci-fi novel about a space exploration gone horribly awry. It’s a book full of ideas, and Jesse finds that compelling. He wants Daphne to read it too.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card—I bet this was his favorite book as a kid. He reads it every
summer, just because it meant so much to him as a kid.
River of Doubt by Candice Millard—Jesse likes nonfiction a lot, and this book about Theodore Roosevelt’s exploration of the Amazon thrilled him. I bet he wants to visit the Amazon now. (He’ll have to go without me. I read the book too, and the Amazon jungle sounds pretty scary).
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky—This is Jesse’s all-time favorite book. He loves the way the book explores morality and immorality. It’s become a particularly meaningful book since the predicted lists came out!
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen—January is a Jane Austen fan; she started reading those books when she was just a kid. She loves all the old-fashioned romance.
The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling—January is a big fan of fantasy; she doesn’t have the best life in reality, so she prefers to live in a fantasy world. Like her little sister, Jan reads Harry all the time.
Melissa aka Daphne’s kooky mom
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy—Unlike me, Melissa’s actually read the whole thing. And she actually liked it!
The DSM-V (otherwise known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)!
"We wanted to know what makes a good kid good and a bad kid bad. Can you blame us for that? We found an astoundingly, marvelously simple answer: The brain isn't so much a complicated machine as it is a crystal ball. If you look into it, you will see everything you want to know."
-Dr. Mark Miliken, senior researcher at Utopia Laboratories
Who will it be?
Will the head cheerleader get pregnant?
Is the student council president a secret drug addict?
The whole school is freaking out about PROFILE, an experimental program that can predict students' future behavior.
The only question Daphne wants answered is whether Jesse will ask her out...but he's a Predicted, and there's something about his future he's not telling her.
Posted by Bailey at 12:01 AM