Hooray for Lauren!

By Sylvia Hooks
May 30, 2018

How lucky are we? Ampersand is tickled pink to have Lauren Oliver -- author of BEFORE I FALL and REPLICA -- going live in our app this weekend. Happy dance!

What will you see from her? A bunch of new stuff that you've never seen before. 

Lauren is debuting the first chapters of two new books in progress. You get to read and react to her writing before it's even published. Why on Earth is she letting us do this? The truth is, once you get inside these chapters and start reading, you'll see that Lauren has put in specific questions and activities for you, dear reader. Your answers (and emojis) help her understand the feelings evoked by her writing, and she uses that to make the books even better. 

You know, like old-fashioned story-telling!

Okay, but that's not all. Ampersand has a special version of her latest novel, REPLICA, that includes commentary from Lauren about her writing. Kind of like notes in the margin from your BFF Lauren. Speaking of BFFs, invite yours to read with you, and then feel the magic of leaving comments and reactions as you go. Just for you! Your own private book club.

A final bit of celebrating... in honor of our first BookCon, we're giving away that special version of REPLICA for you to read in our app. That's right, special commentary and the whole book, free! Just register your email here.

Happy reading!

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