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Lauren Oliver

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New York, New York


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July 2009


Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the president of production. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren's bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by AwesomenessTV; Before I Fall is now a major motion picture and opened in theaters March of 2017. The sequel to Replica, titled Ringer, is her most recent novel and was released October 3rd, 2017.

Her novels for middle grade readers include The Spindlers, Liesl & Po, and the Curios

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Before I Fall

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Once upon a time, there was a girl made of...


Once upon a time, there was a girl made of dirt.

She lived in a town full of stone people.

“You’re nothing,” they all said to the girl made of dirt. “Nothing.”

Every night, the girl made of dirt would talk to the wind… and the wind would only sigh.

The girl was lonely. Then one day, there was a storm. It rained for

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“I love you. Remember. They cannot take it”
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“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
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Christine Hatfield Lauren I was wondering if you can send me your book called panic in the mail for me please

Erin Lynn Love. Love. Love. Panic , but I am impatiently waiting for Rooms ! I hope you do a giveaway or something for it so I can post an early review.

Anyways, keep up the amazing work, and if you're ever at a signing in Pittsburgh, I'll be sure to find you.

message 117: by Daithui

Daithui Hi Lauren! I am a great fan of you. Thank you for the books, Before I Fall and Delirium. I love you and your books so much. Thank you for accepting my friend request too, you truly care about your fans. I love you, and please keep writing, they're my world :)

message 116: by Helena

Helena do a book signing in dublin please

message 115: by Alison

Alison Web Your first book is pretty amazing, I've read it so many times. :)

Erin Lynn I can't wait until Panic comes out. Aghghg. It seems like it is going to be amazing. I hope you do a giveaway for it. I'd love a chance to get my hands on it early.

message 113: by maria.

maria. Can't believe you accepted my friend request.
I loved the delirium trilogy even though the ending was a little bittersweet.

message 112: by Robin (last edited Jul 23, 2013 04:02PM)

Robin Clark It's great to be friends, Lauren. Thank you for your kindness.

Keep living the good life! If you want to review any of my books, please let me know :)

Peace and happiness be with you,

message 111: by Kasia

Kasia I love "Before I Fall" ♥
Thank you for that book.

Unholy Unicorn Thank you for accepting my friend invite. :)

Keep writing! ♥

message 109: by Sara

Sara I was really excited when I saw that you accepted my friend request. I can't wait for Requiem to come out in Germany! Keep writing and doing your thing ♥

message 108: by GG

GG Thank you for accepting my friend request!!! It was the coolest thing ever!!

message 107: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Lauren...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

message 106: by Jessica (last edited Apr 22, 2013 10:14AM)

Jessica Gomez I loved Requiem! I have to say, usually there is something, some small thing in all books that I would change, I wouldnt touch a thing in this one. It was FANTASTIC! I know some feel that there is no closure for a few characters. But I think that is EXACTLY how it should have been. You could slowly see it all throughout the book. Each character heading toward their ultamate ending. I could almost feel where everyone should be and with whom by the end of the pages. Not that I wish things couldnt have been different for some(two in particular), but it seemed that is just the way things NEEDED to end.

So CONGRATS! Keep it up. Cant wait to get my hands on something new of yours. Thank you for entertaining me! And helping me see a little more clearly how to LIVE FREE OR DIE.

message 105: by Aisha (last edited Apr 19, 2013 02:25AM)

Aisha Lariani Hello! Lauren Oliver..
please tell me you are making a 4th book? please?
come on i did not get a closure, i need more of Alex! it is needed!
for the health of your fans, please write another book!
PS: can you write an epilogue or an extra.. the book really ended abruptly.. :)

message 104: by Catie

Catie Hello!!! I loved the first two books in the Delirium series!!!... the library has requiem on hold for me!! Cant wait to read it!

message 103: by L.B.

L.B. Silva TE AMO (:

Stephanie Mutone Just got my hands on Requiem at lunch. Can't wait for 5 o'clock (quitting time) to get here so I can start reading. YAY...

message 101: by J

J Thank you very much for accepting my request. It means a lot to me. And congratulations, by the way. You deserve it!Delirium Series is a blast! :D

αηα~♡ Thank you for accepting my friends request. I‘m a big fan of your Books. Currently I‘m reading Pandemonium and I already love Julian. Looking forward for the Tv-show I‘m beyond excited and All I can say is Daren as Alex is perfection .

message 99: by Jada

Jada Thank you for accepting my friend request!

Erin Lynn Just pre-ordered and sent my email, so I get an autograph!

message 97: by Alexa

Alexa Thank you for accepting my friend request, I love your books (Delirium series and Before I Fall) :)!

message 96: by Marisa

Marisa Purcell I just received an advanced reader's copy of Requiem! I feel like I won the lottery!! You ROCK!! I'm loving it already!!!

message 95: by Vicki

Vicki Hi Lauren, first let me say, I love you & your writing is amazing!!! I was so looking forward to the Movie, yet scared of how it would turn out....then on one hand the TV Series sounds like an amazing idea too, but as a HUGE fan of yours (a fully grown ADULT fan at that) I honestly don't know what to feel. So, I'm on the fence. I think I'm scared that they will ruin your amazing work in the "transformation" process. IDK I guess I'm nervous that one of my favorite Books is going to crash & burn b/c of the changes.....are you involved in the process? Do you get any say in what happens?!

Erin Lynn EEP! I am so excited that you accepted my friend request. I honestly would have never heard of you if it weren't for the giveaways on this site. I won Before I Fall, and then I ended up buying Delirium and Pandemonium as soon as I finished Before I Fall. Anyways, thanks for accepting. I can't wait for Requiem!

message 93: by Yousra

Yousra Hi! I just wanted to say thanks for accepting my friend request. It really means a lot to me, because you are an amazing inspirational author. Your books are so deep and awesome! I love writing and hope that I can write books that are as amazing as yours!

message 92: by Vanessa

Vanessa Hola Lauren!! Thanks for accepting my friend invite! Just wanted to say that i love your Delirium series and I am desperately waiting for the final book to release! i absolutely love and envy your writing!

message 91: by l

l I just heard about you writing something from Alex's POV! I swear I almost passed out with excitement xD

message 90: by Olivia

Olivia That moment on Goodreads Choice Awards knowing none of the cover books, I clicked on the "Goodreads Author category" and it only loaded on picture. So I moved the mouse over the space where the one next to it was supposed to be and voila! The URL link shown told me that that book was Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. Needless to say, I didn't wait for the others to load...I just clicked the "Vote" button immediately. Anything wrong? Nope. In case you were wondering, no there weren't any other books on there that I had loved...

message 89: by L

L Dear Lauren,
Thank you for acepting my friendship request here on GoodReads. I have recently read 'Delirium' and thought that it was increadible. I very much look forward to reading more of your work. Thank youx

message 88: by Renee

Renee Hey Lauren, thanks for accepting, I love love love Delirium and your writing is soooo good!
Thanskyou for writing an amazing series for me to read!
Love Renee xoxo

message 87: by Eneida

Eneida Hello :). Thank you for accepting my friend request. I looooooooooooooooooooooved Delirium and Pandemonium! Cannot wait for the next book. Greetings. :)

message 86: by Julia

Julia Hi! I really love your Delirium Series! Cant wait for thenext book :) ill have to check out your other books soon!

Okay, all through Pandemonium I was right by Lena when she was getting over Alex's death. (I was like arguing with myself whether or not alex was really dead, but Lena believing it kinda made up my mind for me i guess.) I was even kind of happy when she started to like Julian, you know, to help get over Alex. Right when I came to terms with Alex's death...BAM!... the ending.... I dont know whether Im Team Julian or Alex now.... maybe Ill know before the end of the next book. I have some serious thinking to do :)

message 85: by Aria91

Aria91 Hi Lauren, thank you so much for accepting my friend request ** I love Delirium trilogy!!!
A hug from Italy ;)

littleraqything (raqz) I'm TEAM KENT and TEAM ALEX! :)

I love your books sooo much Lauren! Thank you very much for writing those incredible books. I can't wait to read the last book in your Delirium trilogy. ALEX is ALIVE!!! :P

Theresa ♫ I am so jealous of your writing!!! :D It's so beautiful! I LOVE Delirium so much. Keep making romantics around the world smile!

I'm like this when I read your writing.

Oh, and you accepted my friend request a while back but...I FORGOT TO THANK YOU!!! T_T But now I'm so happy to say THANK YOU SO MUCH! I think I nearly caused an earthquake by jumping up and down in UTTER HAPPINESS.
Thank you so much!

Kassandra Thank you For accepting my friend request. I loved delirium really but I beg if you to please tell me Alex comes back. I'm still in shock it's quite devastating I honestly didn't think a book could do that for a person :(!!!! Please..please!!!!!

message 81: by l

l Holy crabs. Thank you so much for accepting my friend request, Lauren.

I just wanted to say that Delirium really moved me, and I really wanted to say how AMAZINGLY written it is. There are so many inspirational words in there, it's truly gorgeous.

(Oh hey, and I just entered the Requiem ARC giveaway contest..... *wink* Haha.)

message 80: by Athena

Athena OMG I'M FRIENDS WITH LAUREN OLIVER!!!! is this real?
i love before i fall, delirium, and pandemonium!
i cant wait for requiem.

thank you sooooo much :)

message 79: by Eleanor

Eleanor Thank you for accepting my friend request. I love Delirium so much, and I can't wait for Requiem :D

message 78: by Jeydon

Jeydon Marshall Thank you sooo much for accepting my friend request!
I love your book Delirium it's amazing:)

message 77: by Melissa

Melissa I hope you will come to Philadelphia one day for a book signing. That would be awesome!! :)

message 76: by Sarah (last edited Mar 07, 2013 11:06AM)

Sarah Thank you for accepting my friend request and for writing such wonderful books!

Savannah Dunniway Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I love Delirium and Pandemonium. You are a fantastic author!

message 74: by Kirsten

Kirsten Thank you so much for adding me, it really means a lot. I loved Delirium and I can't wait to read Pandemonium!!! I love your writing style and once again thank you so much for accepting my friend request!!:)

message 73: by Richa

Richa Thanks so much for accepting my request! I love your writing, and I'm dying for Requiem to come out!

message 72: by Jeremy

Jeremy Stock Hi Lauren, Just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying the Delirium series, I'm halfway through Pandemonium at the moment. Delirium is my constant pick for best YA novel of 2011, and I've been telling everyone. (I'm discouraged by the amount of attention Divergent keeps getting, when I find your work in Delirium to be far superior, but I keep spreading the word)!

Here's wishing you the best in God's blessings. Psalm 103

message 71: by Melissa

Melissa Love love love your work!! You are such an amazing writer.... Thank you for sharing your talent with us! :)

P.S I really hope Lena and Alex end up happy together...**fingers crossed** :) :)

message 70: by Bengta

Bengta Brettschneider Just finished Pandemonium some seconds ago und just want to say thank you.It was really amazing.When I read Delirium and now Pandemonium I got the feeling which brought me back the believe in love.Now I can't waint for the third book.

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