Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Everything Leads to YouIn Los Angeles, California, where modern legends and myths are created, and where everyday life is lived moment by moment, Emi is trying to become an established part of the movie industry. Her goal is to work as a set designer, and as an intern on a movie set she gets to visit the estate sale of a recently deceased Hollywood legend. When Emi and her best friend Charlotte find a letter hidden in the jacket of an LP, the two of them – without knowing the content of the letter – begin searching for the intended recipient.

Meanwhile, Emi is offered work for a low-budget movie that has the potential to launch her career. The screenplay shows Emi that it will be a realistic film, and the challenge is to create sets that give an impression of actual everyday life. At the same time, Emi views her personal life through the lenses of the Hollywood movie industry, which offers romance, mystery, and redemption. And as the mysterious letter leads her to the alluring Ava, life does take on film-like qualities. Perhaps the border between film and real life isn’t all that rigid; perhaps the two co-exist in a symbiosis.

“We love films,” Emi says, “because they make us feel something. They speak to our desires, which are never small. They allow us to escape and to dream and to gaze into the eyes that are impossibly beautiful and huge. They fill us with longing. But also, they tell us to remember; they remind us of life.”

John Green said that he was “SO PSYCHED to read” this piece of realistic fiction. John Green lovers may feel the same way.

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One Response to “Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour”

  1. Best New Books of 2014: Emil S’s Picks | Wake County Libraries "Book a Day" Staff Pick Says:

    […] Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour Emi’s goal is to become a set designer in Hollywood, and as an intern on a movie set, she visits the estate sale of a legendary Hollywood actor. When Emi and her best friend Charlotte find a letter hidden in the jacket of an LP, the two of them – without knowing the content of the letter – begin searching for the intended recipient. The mysterious letter leads her to the alluring Ava, and life begins to take on film-like qualities.  See my full review. […]

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