I intentionally added a couple love songs yesterday because I realized that Baz’s playlist is all love songs, and Simon had hardly any, and I think it’s because he’s all about saving the world. I do think in our culture there was a time when this had to be subtext, but I don’t think that time is now.
I was also fond of the song if it said “carry on” in it, so the Kansas song and then some Styx.
__ It was fun because I knew that my book was going to be referential and take that vocabulary and take those concepts and just twist and turn and play with them. So you think John Green would have succeeded no matter what?
In a way, in a fantasy, anything can happen, but also in fantasies, the same things tend to happen over and over again. In our culture, some things take off and they take off in a huge way. I understand getting angry at privilege and the way how much privilege you have affects how much success you can even reach. I understand this feeling of this handsome white guy who seems like he came from a good family, looking at someone like that and being like, “Of course he succeeded.” I understand that feeling.
I’ve definitely seen the Baz and Simon narrative in .” Was it hard to avoid alluding to Hogwarts and the world J. Rowling created in crafting your own magical boarding school? I wanted to reference Harry Potter in intentional ways, but I wanted the characters to feel like they had their own lives. It’s because there’s something about them that just really resonates with a lot of people at once.
If there’s ever a Harry Potter or reference, I want it to feel very much intentional.
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Simon is 18—he could go to war and kill people, if he was American. Also, these characters are in an extreme situation. When I first signed that deal, it was like, “It will come out on this date.” That was possibly last week. I listened to this album from Depeche Mode and a lot of Duran Duran.
For me, Baz had this 80s electronic-pop music and stuff that sounds like 80s electronic-pop music and goth-y self-loathing stuff.
was heaped with unanimous critical praise and mountains of awards, and landed her an army of loyal fans that include the kind of disenfranchised teens she covered so sensitively and realistically in her breakout hit.
Unbelievably, Rowell, 42, has released three books since, including —have shared the same uncanny ability to reach out and grab the reader by the heart and squeeze. Rowell’s books are rarely aimed at the same audience, cover the same topic, or adhere to any formulaic genre tropes that dog so many stories that are equally popular with teens.
Her latest novel, , based on a love story between Simon (our Harry Potter proxy) and Baz (a vampire with shades of Draco Malfoy).