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Lauren Oliver

Biography

Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver is 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; a major motion picture adaptation of BEFORE I FALL was announced by Open Road Films in 2016. 

Lauren is also the author of novels for middle grade readers: THE SPINDLERS; LIESL & PO, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee; and the Curiosity House series, co-written with H. C. Chester. She has also written one novel for adults, ROOMS. 

A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the cofounder of content development company Paper Lantern Lit.

Books by Lauren Oliver

by Lauren Oliver - Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him, seeking a pioneering organization in Philadelphia that might have a cure. But what they uncover there is a shocking connection to their past. Though Gemma just wants to go back to her normal life after Haven, she soon learns that her powerful father has other plans for the replicas --- unless she and her boyfriend Pete can stop him. But they soon learn that they aren’t safe either.

by Lauren Oliver - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+
Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death --- and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
by Lauren Oliver - Fiction

Lyra’s story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects --- Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72 --- manage to escape. A lonely teen, Gemma's life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility.

by Lauren Oliver - Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural

Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family has arrived for their inheritance, but they are not alone. Alice and Sandra, long-dead former residents, linger within the house. The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths. When a new ghost appears, and Richard’s troubled son, Trenton, communicates with her, the spirit and human worlds collide.

by Lauren Oliver - Family, Fiction, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction
Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.
by Lauren Oliver - Fiction

Panic --- a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher --- began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations and the possibility of first love for each of them --- and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.

by Lauren Oliver - Dystopian, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion has ignited into an all-out revolution. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds, which are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids.

by Lauren Oliver - Family Life, Fantasy

One night when Liza went to bed, Patrick was her chubby, stubby, candy-grubbing and pancake-loving younger brother, who irritated and amused her both, and the next morning, when she woke up, he was quite different. When Patrick changes overnight, Liza knows exactly what has happened: The spindlers have gotten to him and stolen his soul. She knows, too, that she is the only one who can save him.

by Lauren Oliver - Dystopian, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

In this follow-up to DELIRIUM, Lena Haloway makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease.

by Lauren Oliver - Dystopian, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

From Lauren Oliver, the bestselling author of BEFORE I FALL, comes the first book in a stunning new dystopian trilogy. Enter a world where love is forbidden.

by Lauren Oliver - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

In this affecting and original page-turner, 17-year-old Samantha Kingston dies. But that's not the end of her story. Instead, she relives her last day over and over again, seven times. Can Sam figure out why she's getting these extra chances…and what she needs to do to find redemption?