Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Island of Lote by Emily Kinney @theshadylady

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What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel? I hope, quite sincerely, that my writing will both make people think and invigorate their imaginations. I am a firm believer in wonder and possibilities, and also hope, joy, empathy, exploration, and excellence. I want my readers to experience something new, something that they themselves might never have considered or thought about and perhaps it will challenge them. But I want them to rise up and meet that challenge. The way I think is rather singular, and allowing yourself to be caught up in the vision and ideas of another, admittedly strange, person is an incredible, brave thing. The best kind of writing is that which makes you feel. Whether it be fright, rage, joy, or motivation. This is the sort of writing I want to put into the world.
What’s your favorite meal? Pizza! All the way, every day. I adore me some pizza, and I can cook a mean pie myself. Shoot, now I want pizza. Pardon me . . .
What movie do you love to watch? My favorite movie is West Side Story, and I must have seen it about seventy times. It’s glorious. It has everything; terrific acting, amazing directly, timeless music, unforgettable lyrics, a relevant message, and a bunch of Oscars. I also love 8 Mile. They’re both neck and neck with how many times I’ve watched them.
How do you feel about social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter? Are they a good thing? I see them simply as tools. You can either do good or bad things with tools. It all depends on how you use them. Your decisions and actions are what matter. The same goes with matches, scissors, and nails.
If you could do any job in the world what would you do? – I’d be an author and an actress. One down. I can honestly and passionately say that I love, adore, crave what I do.
What are you most passionate about? What gets you fired up? I am most passionate about storytelling. From films to literature to hip-hop, you bring it up around me, I come alive. It can be a bit shocking for people, since I’m not always very chatty. But I’ll go off like a fuse about words and stories and their delivery. I’m also very enthusiastic about food and art. Anything that utilizes creativity gets me hyper and happy.
What makes you angry? Cruelty is a big one. Lack of mercy infuriates me.
The Island of Lote
Milo Hestler is a lonely, unusual, fourteen-year-old girl. She is constantly moving from home to home with her oblivious parents. The only friend she has is her conscience, whom she has named Bob. Her only comforts are cooking and listening to hip-hop.
When her family moves yet again, Milo is bullied mercilessly by her classmates. Such treatment prompts her to travel to Australia for summer camp. During the plane ride, Milo awakens to find the plane deserted and about to crash.
After parachuting into the ocean, she discovers she is near an island. Milo passes out, and upon waking, learns she was rescued by a boy named Simon, who is cute, but can’t speak English. Not able to understand him, she accidentally says yes when he asks her to marry him.
He leads her to a small town on the island, where they locate someone who can translate for them. Milo is outraged to hear that she is engaged to Simon and wants to call it off, but learns that this island has rules that cannot be broken. She must go through with the marriage against her will.
After learning about the trick he played on her, Milo hates Simon, though it is obvious that sixteen-year-old Simon really likes her. What will happen next on The Island of Lote? From her earliest memories, Emily Kinney has wanted to be a writer. She lives in Maine. “This book is just the first of many to come, rest assured.” Publisher’s website:
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Genre - Young Adult Fiction
Rating – PG
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