Welcome to my stop on the Jane Anonymous blog tour! The author, Laurie Faria Stolarz, is here to share an inside look at the characters before you start reading their story. You can also read my review of the book here!
Jane is a soon-to-be senior in high school, excited for the next chapter in life. In her spare time, she works at a local clothing boutique, volunteers at a pet shelter, and runs cross-country track. Jane loves poetry, books, and hanging out with her best friend Shelley. It’s because of Shelley that Jane goes to work early one day – to pick up a gift she’d bought for Shelley’s birthday. But plans get derailed and Jane winds up kidnapped. She spends seven months in captivity. The novel serves as Jane’s journaled thoughts as she processes what happened and how she’s dealing day to day.
Jane’s best friend. They met as pre-schoolers, when Shelley knocked on Jane’s door to show off her collection of slime balls. The pair has been mostly inseparable ever since – until Jane gets taken, that is. After Jane gets home from her captive situation, Shelley tries to be there for her.
The boy Jane had been crushing on before she was kidnapped. Over the past couple of years Jack and Jane had a type of flirtationship, never making things official. After Jane goes missing, Jack tries to help find her by organizing search teams and hanging posters. Jack knows the power of loss, having lost his older sister in a car accident.
Mary also goes missing on the day Jane is taken – not literally; but once Jane is taken, the life Mary knows comes to a full-on stop. She spends her every waking hour searching for her daughter. Then, after Jane gets back, Mary mourns the person Jane once was. Jane’s father, John, immerses himself in work after Jane goes missing. Work becomes his drug of choice, his main survival tactic, the means to distracting his pain. He feels he’s failed Jane and blames himself – his absence – for what happened.
Jane’s boss at the pet shelter where Jane volunteers. Angie has her own idea of how she can help Jane heal and introduces her to a new shelter dog.
Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz returns with Jane Anonymous, a gripping tale of a seventeen-year-old girl’s kidnapping and her struggle to fit back into her life after she escapes.
Then, “Jane” was just your typical 17-year-old in a typical New England suburb getting ready to start her senior year. She had a part-time job she enjoyed, an awesome best friend, overbearing but loving parents, and a crush on a boy who was taking her to see her favorite band. She never would’ve imagined that in her town where nothing ever happens, a series of small coincidences would lead to a devastating turn of events that would forever change her life.
Now, it’s been three months since “Jane” escaped captivity and returned home. Three months of being that girl who was kidnapped, the girl who was held by a “monster.” Three months of writing down everything she remembered from those seven months locked up in that stark white room. But, what if everything you thought you knew―everything you thought you experienced―turned out to be a lie?
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Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA, attended Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.
Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels, best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series. Her works, which feature teenage protagonists, blend elements found in mystery and romance novels.
Stolarz found sales success with her first novel, Blue is for Nightmares, and followed it up with three more titles in the series, White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets, and Red is for Remembrance, as well as a companion graphic novel, Black is for Beginnings. Stolarz is also the author of the Touch series (Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, and Deadly Little Lessons), as well as Bleed and Project 17. With more than two million books sold worldwide, Stolarz’s titles have been named on various awards list.
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