Publication: June 5th 2014 by In This Together Media
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
One quiet night in Boulder, Colorado, Aspen Yellow-Sunrise Taylor made a mistake.
In the next instant, her life changed forever.
Aspen doesn’t want to remember the devastating car accident that killed Katelyn Ryan, a sleek-haired popular soccer player. But forgetting is hard– because Katelyn may have died — but she didn’t leave. Her ghost is following Aspen around, and heading into senior year, it’s kind of a problem. Especially when Katelyn’s gorgeous former boyfriend Ben appears to be the only person at school with a clue as to how Aspen feels.
Popularity, college, Homecoming Court, hot guys – none of these things ever mattered to Aspen. She’s been busy trying to rein in her giant mass of blonde curls, keep her stoner mother Ninny away from Toaster, her mom’s awful bongo drumming boyfriend, and prevent her best friends Kim and Cass from killing – or kissing – one another. But with Ben sitting next to her in Physics looking all too gorgeous, Katelyn’s spirit dogging her steps, and her obsessive snow-globe collecting therapist begging her to remember all the things she wants to forget, Aspen is thrust into a vivid, challenging world she can’t control … and doesn’t want to.
A darkly funny, emotionally gripping story of opening up, letting go, and moving on, ASPEN is about the best-worst accident of your life … and what comes next.
Welcome to my stop in the Aspen blog tour! As you may or may not know, Aspen is one of my favourite reads of 2014. It had all the things I love about in a young-adult novel. It was at times heartbreaking, but there’s no short of clever humour here. I strongly urge you all to go and read this fantastic novel. It’s a must. Also, you can check out my review here.
So today, I’m here to share Miss Rebekah Crane’s fan cast for Aspen should it get adapted into the silver screen. I must say, her picks are some of my faves and they totally fit the characters I visualised.
Rebekah Crane’s Aspen Dreamcast.
Aspen: This one is REALLY hard. I haven’t seen a modern young actress who could play Aspen. But if I could reverse time and put a blonde curly wig on Diane Keaton, I would totally cast her.
Ninny: Ok… try to imagine this even though it’s a stretch. Jennifer Lawrence would make the BEST Ninny. I know she’s young, but Ninny is technically only 33. Jen could totally do it.
Ben: Wait for it ladies… A young Joaquin Phoenix.
Katelyn: Hello, this girl is perfect:
Kim: Jamie Chung, for sure.
Cass: I think we can all agree that Brecken Meyer is perfect, circa Clueless.
Suzy: Hello?! Emma Stone, for sure.
Toaster: OMG, OMG, OMG!! Can you say, Ethan Hawke circa Reality Bites?!?!
About the Author.
Rebekah Crane fell in love with YA literature while studying Secondary English Education at Ohio University. After having two kids, living in six different cities, and finally settling down in the foothills of her beloved Rocky Mountains, her first novel, PLAYING NICE, was published.
ASPEN, her second YA novel, set in Boulder, CO, is due to release in summer 2014 from In This Together Media. She now spends her day carpooling kids or tucked behind a laptop at 7,500 ft high in the Rockies, where the altitude only enhances the experience.
It’s Giveaway Time!
One winner will receive a signed copy of PLAYING NICE and ASPEN by Rebekah Crane, as well as a $25 Amazon gift card (US only). Five winners will receive an e-book copy of ASPEN (international).
Thanks for stopping by on my stop in the Aspen blog tour! Check out the rest of the tour here:
Monday, July 7th – Girls in the Stacks
Tuesday, July 8th – Dear Teen Me
Wednesday, July 9th – Teen Readers’ Diary
Friday, July 11th – Stuck in Books
Monday, July 14th – GReads!
Wednesday, July 16th – A Book and a Latte
Friday, July 18th – The Quirky Reader
Monday, July 21st – About to Read
Wednesday, July 23rd – Once Upon a Twilight
Friday, July 25th – Imaginative Minds