Lauren Oliver is the author of many YA books, and one adult novel. Before I Fall follows Sam Kingston, who's fated to relive the last day of her life on a loop until she remedies her wrongs caused by her self-centered lifestyle. Her latest novel, Vanishing Girls, is a psychological thriller that follows Nick as she searches for her missing, estranged sister Dara. Oliver revealed to The Huffington Post her fictional heroes and her favorite teen reads.
What books did you love as a teen? I loved Jane Austen when I was a young teen, and Herman Hesse, too. I thought I was very deep. And Harry Potter actually was released when I was in high school, so I became obsessed with that, as did the rest of the world, of course.