Author(s): Thalia Kalkipsakis
In her own words, Thalia tells us a little more about Lifespan of Starlight and what to expect from this epic new trilogy!
1. Why are people going to love the story? Computer hacking, secret identity, a police chase, friendship, betrayal, a first kiss, the full body bliss after a time skip, and a mystery that isn't solved until book 3. Readers of contemporary fiction will relate to Scout's authentic voice, her determination and her reactions to the people around her. Some parts might be sci fi, but the characters are not.
2. Without giving away too much, tell us what's next in store for Scout (in the next two books)? Base jumping, deeper friendships, second chances, a massive firestorm, the benefits of being illegal, hope in the face of diminishing resources, sacrifice, disappointment, the truth about the ration system and, above all, the power of love.
3. In the movie adaptation, who would play the main character, Scout? Saoirse Ronan - I had to look up her name (she's in the Lovely Bones and the Host). I think she's a great actress and really suits the way Scout looks/moves in my mind.