Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bleed by Laurie Stolarz

Today's GCC-does-Hollywood reins are handed over to the beloved YA author, Laurie Stolarz, who would pitch her newest blockbuster to a producer like this:

Over the course of a day, the lives of ten teens will intersect in unexpected ways. Among them are Nicole, whose decision to betray her best friend will shock everyone; Kelly, who meets the convicted felon she’s been writing to for years; and Maria, whose definition of a true friend is someone who will cut her.

And here's how Laurie would cast the book if it was made into a movie:

Wow, that’s a tough one. I get asked that question a lot about the Blue is for Nightmares series and I almost always picture Eliza Dushku for Stacey Brown, mostly because of her edge and seeming ability to kick butt.

But for Nicole and Kelly…? Maybe Sarah Drew as Nicole (the girl-next-door type of character, one who’s also somewhat shy and awkward) and Amanda Seyfried as Kelly (the pretty and popular girl, who also has a hidden dark side).

I have to tell you, I've spent some time at the YA shelves in the bookstore, and I always see young readers picking up Laurie's books. They eat them with a spoon. So if you're thinking holiday gifts about now, please consider checking out Bleed and other books by Laurie Stolarz (including the new boxed set of her Blue is for Nightmares series). They're online and at bookstores everywhere. For more information, visit Laurie's website at lauriestolarz.com.


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