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Lauren Oliver born Laura Suzanne Schechter ; November 8, is an American author of numerous young adult novels including Panic; the Delirium trilogy: Delirium , Pandemonium , and Requiem; and Before I Fall , which became a major motion picture in Her novels have been translated into more than thirty languages internationally. Oliver is a E. As a child, after finishing a book, I would continue to write a sequel for its characters, because I did not want to have to give them up.
As she continued in her writing, Oliver eventually made the switch to writing her own stories and characters, to some success. Writing was not Oliver's only passion, though. This eventually led our parents to resign themselves to the fact that their children would never be lawyers, doctors, or even gainfully employed. The book follows Sam, a teenage girl, who has to go through the last day of her life seven times, each time learning new values and the mysteries surrounding her death.
Oliver has said that she wrote all of the book on her BlackBerry while going to meetings on the subway. She would E-mail herself the chapters to later work on them some more.
Oliver's second book, Delirium, is the first in her dystopian trilogy. Oliver's first novella, "Hana", was released after Delirium , showing Hana's perspective on the events that unravle in Delirium. The trilogy's second book, Pandemonium, was released on February 28, Another novella, Annabel , was released on December 26, as an e-book. It is placed before the events unfolding in Delirium. This details the story of Lena's mother prior to the events. The third and final book of the trilogy, Requiem , was published on March 5, A third novella, Raven , was published along with the third book, Requiem , on March 5, as an e-book.
This novella follows Raven on her life and adventures between the events of Pandemonium and Requiem. Oliver's first middle-grade book, about a girl who is visited by a ghost who says her dead father is stuck in Limbo and that only she can help him over, was published on September 1, It was released on August 2, Oliver's next book, a YA contemporary novel entitled Panic , was released March 4, , and has been already optioned by Universal Pictures in a major deal. Panic is a contemporary fiction novel that tells the stories of Heather and Dodge who are recently graduated high school students in the impoverished small town of Carp.
The action of the story revolves around the mysterious and dangerous game called "Panic" that takes place every summer after graduation. Panic involves a series of adrenaline pumping challenges that become progressively more life-threatening in order to weed out the weak and find out who is the most fearless of all.
This novel was followed by her first adult novel, Rooms on September 23, , and another teen novel, Vanishing Girls on March 10, Vanishing Girls tells the story of two sisters, Dara and Nick, who are dealing with the aftermath of a disastrous car accident that has put a strain on their once inseparable relationship.
The book alternates between the perspectives of Dara and Nick until Dara disappears unexpectedly around the same time a local nine-year old vanishes. Convinced that the two disappearances are connected, Nick decides she must find out what happened to her sister before it is too late. This book is a psychological thriller that uses regular prose as well as multimedia elements to unfold the mystery. Oliver's third book for younger readers, and first of a new series, was released on September 29, Oliver's next young adult book, Replica, follows the story of two girls, Gemma and Lyra, asking the reader to read the same story but from two different perspectives.
She is the daughter of true crime writer Harold Schechter. Her love of writing began with writing imaginative sequels to her favorite stories, before gradually writing her own. She simultaneously began working at Penguin Books , in a young adult division called Razorbill, and while there, she started work on Before I Fall. She left in to pursue writing full-time, and now happily works at home.
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