My next novel will be This Lullaby, as decided by you and Sarah Dessen herself. I have not read this novel so you will be hearing my honest to goodness reactions and predictions as I go. I am a little too eager and a little wary due to the gushing praise I have heard for the book and for Dexter. I will either be a gusher before long or the hype will seep into my bones and sharpen my nasty bone (don’t get me started on Breaking Dawn).
What have I heard about This Lullaby?
- It was a finalist for Sarah Dessen in the LA Times Book Prize in the YA Division in 2003.
- Sarah Dessen acknowledges she’s partial to this one.
- According to this article, This Lullaby was optioned for development by New Line Cinema – I wonder if there is a script in the rounds of Hollywood?
- Nice little article about the growth of Sarah’s career and why reader’s relate to her protagonists.
- A proper inteview by a fan (now I am feeling like a spazz) about This Lullaby and Sarah in general.
Okay now I am putting some responsibility back on you. Read This Lullaby with me and post your reactions too, questions you have for me, predictions of moments I might gel with. The new podcast will not be recorded until I have written responses to three chapters. Make sure you suggest a song for the intro cue, poor old Ben Lee is getting retired for now. Any suggestions?
Internet Trawling – Here are some bits and pieces I found on youtube. They obviously mean next to nothing to me at the moment but I hopefully an image, a comment or a song may strike a chord with you.
This is my favourite –
This Lullaby – A Sock Puppet Presentation
This Lullaby – With an animation spin
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