During ‘Between These Lines’ Blog Tour, Jennifer Murgia stopped by the blog
to let us know some things about herself and her newest novel.
Prep schools & Poems & playlists…oh my!
“I’m beginning to run out of fingers and toes for every time a reader asks “WHAT INSPIRES YOU?”
What inspires me? Tons of things. Random things. Carefully calculated things.
Pictures (I’m the newest Pinterest member to officially claim herself a junkie), songs, sounds, emotions . . . anything that floats to me on an invisible breeze, pinches me in the arm and whispers notice me—now create something.
And while I’m a very visual person, I’m very moved by music. Almost immediately after coming up with a story plot, I often search for a title to match my book—then, I search for a theme song. Imagine how thrilled I was when my book BETWEEN THESE LINES found a home with Playlist Fiction! Talk about harmonic convergence!
So today I’m sharing my BETWEEN THESE LINES playlist with you. It consists of songs that are gritty, edgy, haunting—just like my book. And while it was hard to narrow down the best theme song for the novel, I think there’s only one song that sufficiently sums it up. Check it out below!”
BETWEEN THESE LINES PLAYLIST
“Hold Me Now” by Red
“Hurricane” by 30 Seconds to Mars
“I Hate Everything about You” by Three Days Grace
“Closer to the Edge” by 30 Seconds to Mars
“Hesitate” by Stone Sour
“The Diary of Jane” by Breaking Benjamin
“Already Home” by Thousand Foot Krutch
“The Part That Hurts the Most (Is Me)” by Thousand Foot Krutch
“Chances” by Five for Fighting
“So Far Away” by Red
“Leave the Memories Alone” by Fuel
“Watching Over Me” by Thousand Foot Krutch
“Beautiful Soul” by Jesse McCartney
BETWEEN THESE LINES OFFICIAL THEME SONG
“Hesitate” – Stone Sour
FIND MORE ABOUT THE BOOK:
I never told anyone how I felt about her. Not even Evie—not in so many words. And now, I’ll never get the chance to.
When a class assignment brings quiet Chase Mitman and the stunning Evie Cunningham together, a mutual attraction ignites. There’s only one problem—Evie already has a boyfriend—one who practically OWNS Whitley Prep, and her.
Knowing their relationship comes at a price, Chase’s life collides with Evie’s, and after entrusting her with a tragic secret, the last thing he’d ever expect is to learn she keeps a few of her own.
An innocent prank turns ugly. An anonymous note changes everything. And lives at Whitley Prep will never be the same.
From YA author Jennifer Murgia (Angel Star, Lemniscate, The Bliss), comes an emotional story focusing on the social agenda of students at a preparatory high school and the impact it has on their lives. BETWEEN THESE LINES offers a haunting reminder that sometimes the person you think you know the most is the one you know the least—and sometimes, that person is yourself.
Fans of Simone Elkeles and Tammara Webber will appreciate Murgia, who understands that first love is heady and complicated and full of surprises.