Other people’s books

The danger of hanging around on writing blogs and websites is that you risk encountering someone who’s written something more engaging than you, with a better hook. Like Gayle Foreman, who’s written If I Stay.

It’s her third novel for teenagers, so I guess she’s had time to get really good at this sort of thing. I’ve read the synopsis and the first chapter (on Amazon). Already worked out how I’d have written the book based on that synopsis and realised how much fun it would have been. Now waiting to read the real thing.

Think The Horse Whisperer meets The Lovely Bones, but with a cool teenage voice and lots of impressive cello music in the background. What’s not to like? Go, Gayle.

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