Collaborative Fiction is when two or more authors write and share creative control over a story/novel. An author may write about a certain character and pass it on to another author for him/her to add more to the story. Collaborative authors can also write their parts separately and work together on editing and finalizing the manuscript instead.
Here are a few good books we've read [including summaries/reviews from Goodreads.com and our team members] that have been collaboratively written:
Dash And Lily's Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?
"I fucking loved it. It has a special place in my heart." - Ana
"It was so beautiful and I gave it like 5 stars." - Marian
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by david levithan and john green
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
"Will Grayson meets Will Grayson through one of the gayest characters in fiction. Green and Levithan immerses the readers in Levithan's playful settings on homosexuality, friendship, and adolescent trouble making." - Anna
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City—and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.
"May or may not be my relationship goals." - Reign
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch By Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
"Gaiman yet again never fails to make you laugh, be weirded out, and applaud with his collaboration with Pratchett. There is so much blasphemy and satire in Good Omens it should be illegal but thank God it isn't." - Ana
- Reign Gonzales
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all book summaries are from Goodreads