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A response to the book night school by caroline b cooney

Cooney here for an interview today! Cooney was my childhood! So my 13-year-old self is pretty much shrieking non-stop right now! From the author of the multimillion-copy bestseller The Face on the Milk Carton, this riveting new thriller, set against the backdrop of a bucolic summer town on the Connecticut River, will have readers guessing until the very last page, as a seemingly innocent sibling rivalry and newfound young love turn into something much more devastating than anyone could ever have imagined.

Miranda and Lander Allerdon are sisters. Miranda is younger, a dreamer, and floating her way through life.

Lander is older, focused, and determined to succeed.

Lander plans to start medical school in the fall, and Miranda feels cast in her shadow. When the Allerdons become entangled in an unimaginable tragedy, the playing field is suddenly leveled. As facts are revealed, the significance of what has happened weighs heavily on all. How can the family prepare for what the future may hold? Haunting, harrowing, and hard to put down. Mystery fans will be delighted.

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No Such Person will be out in two weeks and will be celebrating its Book Birthday when this interview goes live. How does it feel? This one also has a wonderful cover, evocative and spooky. No Such Person sounds amazing! What inspired the idea for the plot?

I had a little red cottage perched on a bluff over the Connecticut River. In the summer it was busy with motorboats, kayaks, sailboats, and tugs pushing or pulling oil barges.

One day I saw a boy in a small speedboat playing chicken with a barge the size of half a football field. I thought, You could murder a water-skier that way. Tow him in front of the barge, ease up on your speed, drop him in the water, and here comes the barge.

A response to the book night school by caroline b cooney

Immediately it began to shape into a book. What if you are looking out on the river one beautiful day, and you and your sister both stand helplessly watching this terrifying event?

But you are watching it from different heights and different perspectives. You know immediately that the driver of the boat planned and executed the death of his friend. She is filled with compassion for the driver, who, she insists, is guilty only of carelessness. What if your sister now begins to date that young man? A man you believe to be a murderer? How do you keep your plots fresh and interesting and your characters realistic? No Such Person was very exciting to write.

The Face on the Milk Carton came out in the early 1990s. How has the YA market changed since then? Topics today are so much deeper and sometimes—though not usually in my own books—so much darker.

A response to the book night school by caroline b cooney

Covers are more artistic and graphically satisfying. The readership is much wider—it used to be about sixth through ninth grades, and now you have a lot of readers in fourth and fifth grades and plenty of readers in high school. Books are available in digital format, which seems reasonable and logical to my young readers but which I still find absolutely astonishing. It depends on my mood. I always want a lot of action; I want the good guys to win, and that means, the book has to have good guys.

You have to have great people that a reader will root for. The Face on the Milk Carton was turned into a movie.

Author Interview: No Such Person by Caroline B. Cooney

What was that experience like? I had a big movie-night party. The local cable company ran temporary wires around my house so we could put televisions all over the place.

My sixth-grade teacher, who started me writing, was able to come to the movie party! Such a kick for both of us. She has also written Code Orange and Diamonds in the Shadow, as well as hundreds of other mystery and thriller novels.