My ears perked up a while back when I heard that Gayle Forman had a new book releasing this year. I have picked up all her books over the years and enjoyed them and so I’m ECSTATIC to be on the book tour for her upcoming novel!

ABOUT THE BOOK

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A powerful display of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay.

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from home to find the boy that he loves, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City after a family tragedy leaves him isolated on the outskirts of Washington state. After the three of them collide in Central Park, they slowly reveal the parts of their past that they haven’t been able to confront, and together, they find their way back to who they’re supposed to be.

Told over the course of a single day from three different perspectives, Gayle Forman’s newest novel about the power of friendship and being true to who you are is filled with the elegant prose that her fans have come to know and love.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Gayle Forman is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of If I StayWhere She WentJust One DayJust One YearI Was Here, and Leave Me. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.

 

CHARACTER SONGS

My mission this blog tour stop is to find the perfect song that defines each of the main characters. I had a particularly tough time with this project, so while I have picked a song for each, I have also given you the runners up.

 

Freya

Freya has lost her way– not only has she lost her voice, but most importantly, she’s lost her relationship with her sister in the same way it always seems to happen, in the most petty and small of ways.  I chose the traditional Ethiopian lullaby Tschay Hailu because, while it is stunningly beautiful, it is an integral song in Freya’s life in this book.

 

Runner Up: Sister by Angel Olsen

Harun

Harun has lost his way because he’s lost his faith and his James. He can’t seem to admit the truth of his sexuality to his family and has left his life in the hands of others. He is miserable and alone in his isolation and he needs this song to cheer him up and encourage him.

 

Runner up: Bitter Tears by Rufus Wainwright

 

Nathaniel

Nathaniel has lost his way and is in an entirely new city. He has left everything he’s ever known behind. As luck would have it, a special something falls right into his lap (or on his head), but, still, he’s running away.

 

Runner Up: Green eyes by Coldplay

 

TOUR

We have so many talented friends on this book tour. Be sure to check out all their stops!

WEEK ONE

3/19 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Playlist
3/20 – Alexa Loves Books – Gift Guide
3/21 – Buttermybooks – Outfit based on the book
3/22 – My Friends are Fiction – Review

WEEK TWO

3/26 – YA Wednesdays – Character Song
3/27 – Oh the Book Feels – Creative Pinterest Board
3/28 – The Fandom – Creative Content
3/29 – Book Reporter – Review

WEEK THREE

4/2 – Forever Young Adult – Review
4/3 – Home of a Book Lover – Review + Playlist
4/4 – Simply Kelina – Review
4/5 – Just Add a Word – Review

 

~Carmen

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