Welcome to the FFBC: See All the Stars by Kit Frick Interview & Giveaway

/ Aug 7, 2018
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See all the Stars

by Kit Frick
Publisher: McElderry Books
Release Date: August 14, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Synopsis:


It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.

THEN They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.

NOW Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.

THEN Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.

NOW Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.

The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.


Interview

Hi Kit!!! We are so excited to have you join our tours and to chat with you about SEE ALL THE STARS!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

1. Favorite Book?
In YA, I go back and back and back to Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall. It’s perfect!

2. Favorite TV show?
Right now, Riverdale. Of all time, close tie between The O. C. and My So-Called Life.

3. Favorite movie?
Reality Bites! (There’s even a tiny reference in the pages of See All the Stars … let me know if you find it!)

4. Favorite Song?
Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O’Connor (by way of Prince).

5. Favorite Food?
Sushi. (Specifically, spicy crunchy salmon roll with avocado on top!)

6. Name 3 fictional places you would move to in a heartbeat.
Capeside, Stars Hollow, and Bluebell. (I must have endearing television towns on the brain; bonus points if you can name all three shows without going on Wikipedia!)

7. What were your favorite books while growing up?
Ann M. Martin’s The Babysitters Club. I devoured that series. I was also a huge fan of William Sleator’s books, especially Interstellar Pig; The Giver by Lois Lowery; and Beauty by Robin McKinley.

8. Favorite Quote?
“Writers live twice.” —Natalie Goldberg

9. What do you find yourself “Fangirling” over?
Other authors’ books! Right now I’m all about Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson, The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas, The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, and American Panda by Gloria Chao.

10. What recent book would you recommend to our YA fans?
I just finished reading Lynn Weingarten’s Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls, and I’d highly recommend it to readers on the lookout for lyrical thrillers with messy friendships between teen girls!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

1. Could you tell our Book Addicts a little bit about SEE ALL THE STARS?
Of course! See All the Stars is my debut YA thriller. It’s about four best friends, one beautiful boy, and a deception that ruined everything. The story takes places in two timelines that alternate between the past—leading up to the event that tore Ellory’s group of friends apart—and the aftermath. The “Now” timeline picks up on the night before senior year begins, after Ellory has been suspended from school (for her role in said event) and has spent the summer away, off social media, and otherwise disconnected from her friends and classmates. And now she has to return to high school, totally alone and consumed by guilt and regret. If you like stories about first love, intense and messy friendships, secrets, and lies, See All the Stars is for you!

2. What 3 hashtags would you most associate with your book? (Could be a word or phrase or anything that would instantly make you think of SEE ALL THE STARS.)
Aside from #SeeAlltheStars (obv!) I’d hashtag my book with #SecretsAndLies and #BFFBreakup

3. Can you tell us three things about Ellory THEN and NOW?
THEN:
Ellory is an artist.
Ellory wants to be seen.
Ellory is falling in love.
NOW:
Ellory is alone.
Ellory is filled with guilt.
Ellory can’t forget.

4. Tell us your favorite quote from SEE ALL THE STARS.
Here’s one favorite. When Ellory’s former best friend Ret tracks her down at the start of senior year, Ellory can’t resist falling back into her trance:

“Come find me. The echo of her words in my ears starts as an invitation that swiftly becomes a rush of river water, pummeling and loud, until all I can hear is the greedy, deafening roar.”
Is there a specific scene that you had the most fun to write? Or which part was the most difficult to get through?

There’s a scene toward the middle of the book (in the “Then” timeline) when Ellory and her friends hold an epic dance movie marathon. That scene was super fun to write because I wanted to be there watching Step Up and eating all the snacks!

5. If you had to pick one song to be the Theme Song for SEE ALL THE STARS– Which one would you pick?
Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek.

6. Are there any recommendations you could give your readers to be in the “perfect mood” to read SEE ALL THE STARS (specific music, snacks…)?
For a high-low snack combo while reading, I highly recommend Jenni’s poached shrimp crostini (from the movie marathon scene!) paired with sugary gummy worms. (Maybe just not in the same mouthful.)

For tunes, there’s a fun See All the Stars playlist available on Spotify, which is comprised of songs and artists from the pages of the book! So you can totally listen along.

7. What’s next for you?
My next book is also a stand-alone YA thriller, called All Eyes on Us. It’s about two girls under unbearable pressure from their families and communities—and what happens when an anonymous texter threatens to uproot their lives. All Eyes on Us is scheduled to release in May 2019, also from S&S/McElderry, and I’ll be able to share a lot more later this year!

Thanks so much for chatting with us!!

Thank you for having me!


Kit Frick is a novelist, poet, and MacDowell Colony fellow. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. When she isn’t putting complicated characters in impossible situations, Kit edits poetry and literary fiction for a small press, edits for private clients, and mentors emerging writers through Pitch Wars. Her debut young adult novel is See All the Stars (Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2018), and her debut full-length poetry collection is A Small Rising Up in the Lungs (New American Press, 2018).





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2 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this book. P.S. the Mirage tour schedule is posted for this book in the rafflecopter.

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