Author: Lucy Keating
Pages: 256 pages
Release Date: April 11th, 2017
Source: ARC from publisher
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Magical Realism
A girl realizes her life is being written for her in this unique, smart love story that is Stranger Than Fiction for fans of Stephanie Perkins.
Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine.
It turns out, Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her.
But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word?
The real Lucy Keating’s delightful contemporary romance blurs the line between reality and fiction, and is the perfect follow-up for readers who loved her debut Dreamology, which SLJ called, “a sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters.”
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Who would write my life?
In Literally, the author Lucy Keating is a character in the book writing about our main protagonist's life. I had to ask myself: If someone were writing my life and directing everything that happened, who would I want it to be and why?
I've never connected to a book more than I did with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. She actively captured the experience of a twin sister's relationship in college. Now that I think about it, Fangirl could be the story of my life! Rowell has always been really great with writing the relationships of her characters. I think she would capture the bittersweet relationship of me and my twin sister in a brilliant book.
I'm so obsessed with Renee's writing, that I couldn't think of anyone better to write a beautifully illustrated portrait of my life. Renee's knack for incorporating culture and storytelling into her writing, makes me think that she can make my life seem way more interesting than it really is. I'd also really love her to include some Chinese culture or myths into my story. Yeah, we need to make this happen!
Kathleen Glasgow's debut, Girl In Pieces, was a reflection of the part of my life that has been locked behind closed doors for years. If Kathleen Glasgow were to write the story of my life, I trust that it would be nothing short of spectacular. Through her own experience with self harm, she wrote a raw and honest piece about her thoughts and her life lessons through her characters. Prior to reading GIP, I had never felt that the books I read captured the realistic and gritty feelings that are attached to self harm. This is getting a bit person, but I truly saw myself in her main character Charlie. I'm sure her book has also touched close to home with thousands of readers besides myself.
I was on the fence about adding Leigh Bardugo, even though she's the QUEEN. I mean, her books are so angsty and just so emotional. Her writing and characters are indescribable, as in I can't even describe how amazing her books are. But sure, I would love for Leigh Bardugo to write the story of my life. I think sword-wielding assassins, elaborate heists and a rag-tag group of allies will have to do! Maybe then will she write me in my own Kaz Brekker (finally :P)!
Who would write the story of your life?
Lucy lives in San Francisco, California. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, attended Williams College in the Berkshires, and still misses the East Coast very much.
When she's not writing, Lucy can usually be found obsessing over the latest music, inventing new flavors of ice cream, or having what she feels are perfectly acceptable conversations with her dog, Ernie.
You can follow Lucy on Instagram @lucy.keating, and Ernie The Dog @ernsboberns
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