This is Why Jennifer Niven is Every Fangirl's Dream Author
Author of YA books, All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe, Jennifer Niven is a rockstar for many young adult readers. And with the fan stories she shared with us, we completely understand why.
For someone who has written fiction for adults, she thinks YA fans are great!
"They're lovely readers in adult fiction, but they don't have that kind of really wonderful passion in young adult literature. There's this fierce protectiveness and loyalty and—passion is the best word I know to describe it—and I love that about them."
She tries to reply to her fans' messages…
"I try to reply to their messages. It's gotten overwhelming—there are just so many now—but I try to be really active by responding to them through tweets and snaps. I also get private messages and emails, so what I try to do is I definitely respond to the ones who are in trouble, like those who are struggling, who are saying, 'I felt so alone until I've read your book. What advice can you give me to get help?'"
…But when she can't, she just publicly declares her love for them.
"Replying to them is always important to me. But sometimes, when I can't, I just do a post about how much I love my readers—which I do with my whole heart. It's so important to me that they see that they are being acknowledged and that I hear them, I see them, and they matter to me."
She appreciates all her fans' efforts.
"I want them to know that I see it—the posts, book edits, fan art, and images. I find them really wonderful and I appreciate it a lot that they take all their time, energy, and love to do it."
That's because she's a fangirl herself!
"I'm a fan girl of so many different things. I totally relate to the passion of the fans… I get them. I'm one myself."
In fact, she wrote an alternate ending for fans who didn't quite like one of her book's ending.
"I will say for a couple of readers who were just so devastated because 'I don't think I can go on until you write me a happy ending,' I did write a happy ending. I was like, okay, here."
And she reads the fan fiction her fans write about her books!
"They're great—I read them whenever I can when I know about them. I've read one about Finch [from All the Bright Places] being a ghost and I didn't even know what was happening but it was so cute and sweet."
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend