Interview: Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn

Posted October 10, 2016 by Jamie in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Interviews // 0 Comments

rememberyesterdaytourHello and welcome to our blog tour post for

REMEMBER YESTERDAY by Pintip Dunn!

We have an interview for you today with the author where we ask them in depth questions about their novel! At the bottom of the post you can win a limited, annotated hardcover of FORGET TOMORROW so make sure you keep scrolling to enter! But first let’s learn more about the book!

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Interview: Remember Yesterday by Pintip DunnRemember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn
Published by Entangled: Teen on October 4th 2016
ISBN: 1633754952
Pages: 400
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The sequel to the sci-fi hit Forget Tomorrow is a twisting, turning roller-coaster ride—the perfect sci-fi futuristic read.

Seventeen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries -- if only she'd let TechRA study her. But after they kidnapped and experimented on her as a child, cooperating with the scientists is the last thing Jessa would do.

But when she discovers the past isn't what she assumed, Jessa must join forces with budding scientist Tanner Callahan to rectify a fatal mistake made ten years ago. She'll do anything to change her past -- even if it means aligning herself with the enemy she swore to defeat.


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Interview

BAMF: Describe REMEMBER YESTERDAY in 10 words.

Pintip Dunn: Jessa must align with enemy to change past, save sister.

BAMF: How is writing a sequel different than writing the first book in a series?

Pintip Dunn: It is easier in a way because you already know (most of) the characters and the world. Overall, I think it is harder because you have to write a story with its own independent story arc, and yet continue the overarching plot in a satisfying and exciting way. I also think it is fun in a different way, maybe because these books deal with time and memory. I really enjoy revisiting earlier moments of the story and casting them in a new light.

BAMF: What was the hardest scene to write in REMEMBER YESTERDAY?

Pintip Dunn: Weeelll…there isn’t one particular scene but multiple scenes. I cried during the entire second half of writing this book. Not because it was difficult to write but because it was so emotional for me. These characters really took my heart and wrung it out. This has never happened to me in writing a book before. (And I’ve written six that will be published and three before that!) I usually cry at least once or twice during the writing of a book. In fact, I don’t feel like I reach the heart of a book if I don’t cry. But this one was just waterworks. The characters mean that much to me.

BAMF: How do Callie and Jessa differ? What makes them both great main characters?

Pintip Dunn: Jessa was six years old in FORGET TOMORROW, and now it’s ten years later, and she’s all grown up. Jessa is spunky. She loves extreme sports — extreme anything, really — and lives her life to take risks. At the same time, however, she harbors an intense hatred of the scientists and secretly feels like she is unworthy. She’s grown up in the shadows of her sister’s actions, and she must find a way to break free from that and prove her worth — to herself.

I think she’s quite a different character from Callie — or at least, she perceives herself to be. Everyone sees Callie as selfless, kind, generous. In contrast, Jessa thinks of herself as a brat who can’t get along with her mother and spends her time risking her neck doing stupid stunts.

In the course of this story, however, Jessa will come to understand her true strength. What the two sisters have in common, and what makes them both great characters, however, is the deep, unconditional love they have for each other and the lengths they would go through for each other.

BAMF: What aspects of the world do we explore in REMEMBER YESTERDAY that we didn’t get to see in FORGET TOMORROW?

Pintip DunnTime travel! Not just time travel through memory but actual physical time travel. This is hinted at in FORGET TOMORROW (Callie and Jessa’s father traveled through time and got stuck there), and it is explored much more deeply in REMEMBER YESTERDAY. 

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About Pintip Dunn

Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journel.

Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. Her debut novel, Forget Tomorrow, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. Her other novels include The Darkest Lie and the forthcoming Remember Yesterday.

She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.

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