Forever for a Year by B. T. Gottfred
Published by Macmillan on July 7th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance
When Carolina and Trevor meet on their first day of school, something draws them to each other. They gradually share first kisses, first touches, first sexual experiences. When they're together, nothing else matters. But one of them will make a choice, and the other a mistake, that will break what they thought was unbreakable. Both will wish that they could fall in love again for the first time . . . but first love, by definition, can't happen twice.
Told in Carolina and Trevor's alternating voices, this is an up-close-and-personal story of two teenagers falling in love for the first time, and discovering it might not last forever.
Interview with B.T. Gottfred
1. Can you tell readers a little bit about Forever for a Year?
Carolina and Trevor meet on the first day of high school and it’s an almost cosmic connection from the start. The book is told in alternating her/him chapters as they go on the mad, magical roller coaster that is first love.
2. What inspired you to write Forever for a Year?
I was drawn to young adult novels because of the purity of emotion teenagers have. Adults feel all the same things, we just like to pretend we don’t by hiding beyond layers of rationalized repression. As for why this book exactly? Basically Carolina and Trevor got inside my head and they wouldn’t let me not write it.
3. What was the hardest thing about writing Forever for a Year?
Letting go of things like plot and grammar;) I’m kidding. Sort of. Once I turned the story over to my characters, I had to surrender certain elements to them. When I say ‘certain elements’, I mean basically everything.
4. If you could tell Carolina and Trevor one thing, what would it be?
Oh, I’m pretty sure both of them are wiser than me already. I need them to give me advice.
5. In one sentence, tell readers why they should pick up Forever for a Year.
Carolina and Trevor are both very unique voices — all it takes is twenty pages to know if you’ll love these characters or they are not for you. So download those free chapters in five, four, three, two…
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