Today, ...Then I Met My Sister author, Christine Hurley Deriso is here answering a few of my questions. This post is part of Teen Book Scene's blog tour for ...Then I Met My Sister. You can follow along with the tour here.
If you were in Summer's position, what would you have done? Would you have done anything differently?
I don't know if I would have been brave enough to make the decision Summer makes at the end of the book regarding the journal. I'm more guarded than I'd like to be, but living vicariously through Summer was tremendously cathartic and liberating. She made me stronger and wiser.
What would some of Summer's favourite books be? What books would she identify with?
She'd love the angst of The Catcher in the Rye or the edgy, funny family-bashing of author David Sedaris.
What music would Summer identify with? Does she have a favourite song?
Elliott Smith's "Going Nowhere" was kind of the soundtrack in my head as I was writing the book. I think Summer would love it.
What would the front page headline of a newspaper say about you?
"Deriso Wins Pulitzer." (A girl can dream.)
If you could meet a character from any book ever written, which character and book would you choose and why?
Hmmm ... maybe Jim from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I loved his sense of humanity amid the most inhumane of conditions.
Love those answers, Christine! Thank you for being here today! I'm going to have to run out and refresh my memory on Jim! He sounds like a great character to meet!
If you want to know more about ...Then I Met My Sister, watch the trailer located above or you can visit Christine's website here. Doesn't the trailer make you want to go out and read the book right this minute? It sounds absolutely fabulous!