Here’s a sneak peek (written by Gabby) at this week’s verse novel post.
“This week VerseDay welcomes verse novelist Carolee Dean.
One of my favorite verse novels from last year was Carolee Dean’s FORGET ME NOT. I’ve previously highlighted this book as one of the few verse novels that includes a supernatural element but also as one that deals with the issue of teen suicide. This week Carolee dropped into to answer a few questions about FORGET ME NOT
FTWN: You’ve published young adult books in prose before FORGET ME NOT, what made you decide to write in verse?
CAROLEE DEAN: My previous two novels, Comfort (Houghton Mifflin) and Take Me There (Simon Pulse) both featured boy poets as main characters and contained many original poems. I’ve always wanted to write a novel in verse…”