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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Story Secrets: FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers

Have you ever noticed a book popping up over and over in the book blogs you read? Not necessarily the splashy one, but the one everybody keeps saying is So Good.

That's what I kept seeing about Courtney Summers' book, SOME GIRLS ARE. I read it. And it was so good. She has a way of capturing power dynamics and making them an intense, heart-wrenching experience - not to mention a page-turner.

So I'm really looking forward to her latest, FALL FOR ANYTHING, which comes out December 21st! (You can preorder it on IndieBound or Amazon.) And even more, I'm thrilled to welcome Courtney Summers to the blog today to chat about her story secrets...

Welcome, Courtney!


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FALL FOR ANYTHING is about a girl who is consumed by the question of why her (ex) famous photographer killed himself. She meets Culler Evans, a former photography student of her father's, and an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler just might hold the key to the mystery surrounding her father's death... but are some questions better left unanswered?


Holly Cupala: We'd love to hear the story behind FALL FOR ANYTHING. How did you come up with the idea?

Courtney:
I've always been fascinated with grief and loss, particularly now that I've lost people who I've been extremely close to in my life, so that's pretty much where the idea stemmed from. I wanted to explore the space that kind of loss leaves behind and the lengths we'll go to so we can feel whole again.





Click here for more about Courtney and FALL FOR ANYTHING...

~Holly Cupala

3 comments:

Lisa_Gibson said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this. :) It sounds really wonderful.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Little Willow said...

I cannot wait for this book. Courtney Summers' previous two novels were amazing.

Micol Ostow said...

So dying to read this one. Courtney's books are so pitch-perfect.