Now, am handing you over to CJ Daugherty. ENJOY! And the trailer for Night School: Legacy will be at the bottom of this post!
When I’m writing the Night School books I can see and hear the characters in my mind. I know exactly what Allie Sheridan sounds like and how she walks, the way her hair is always just a little bit dishevelled.
The same is true of Carter West, Sylvain Cassel and Rachel and all the characters. If I’m completely honest, I feel like I really know them.
I often listen to music when I’m working and there are songs that remind me of each character. When I need inspiration, sometimes I’ll listen to Allie and Carter songs, or soothe my soul with some of Isabelle’s classical music.
Here’s a soundtrack for Night School by character?
What songs make you think of Night School?
"Been Caught Stealing" by Jane’s Addiction
I think this song perfectly captures Allie’s sense of alienation. I’m not sure there’s a better song about adolescent rebellion and thievery.
"I Will Dare" by The Replacements
I love this song about taking a chance on someone, and about feeling old while you’re still young. And doubting yourself.
"Because I’m Awesome" by the Dollyrots
Come on. This is Jo’s THEME SONG.
"Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth
This song perfectly captures Sylvain’s coolness. He’s a suave guy – he could be good or bad. To me, the base line in this song is exactly how Sylvain walks.
"What’ll I Do" by Lisa Hannigan
I love how this song captures Rachel’s fun side. She’s so smart and focussed but she’s also a funny and adorable 16-year-old girl.
Isabelle La Fanult
"Opus 13" by Dustin O’Halloran
Isabelle loves classical music – it often plays through the speakers in her office. This melancholy song perfectly captures her as I imagine her.
"No Rain" by Blind Melon
Eloise is younger than most of the teachers, and would have been pretty young when this song was out – I imagine her dancing to it as a teenager. Also because I ADORE this video.
"I’m Not Sorry" by Morrissey
Because he’s really, really not sorry.
"No Fun" by Sex Pistols
Haha – Zelazny and the Sex Pistols! It’s just too perfect! I couldn’t resist. Besides, he’s the right age so it’s entirely possible that he was once a punk.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Here is the trailer for Night School: Legacy. My thanks goes to CJ Daugherty for taking time out to write this blog post and all the others on the Night School: Legacy blog tour, Atom Books for publishing this series and Midas PR for doing the tour. If you want to continue following the tour or take part, go here. And now, here's the trailer...