“Stranger Things” Star Millie Bobby Brown Announces Release of Debut Novel
Get ready to add another accomplishment to Millie Bobby Brown‘s ever-growing list of impressive career feats.
The “Stranger Things” star has announced that she’s written her debut novel, ‘Nineteen Steps’. It is set to release on September 12, 2023. And we couldn’t be more excited and eager to get our hands on a copy.
The historical fiction novel is based on true events. It’s inspired by Brown‘s grandmother Ruth’s survival of the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster in 1943 during World War II.
‘Nineteen Steps’ tells the story of Nellie Morris. An 18-year-old living in London who becomes enchanted with the idea of a broader world after meeting an American airman stationed nearby. But when a devastating incident occurs during an air raid, Nellie’s world is turned upside down. She must find the strength to carry on.
Brown’s novel has already garnered high praise from early readers. They’ve described it as a mesmerising page-turner that tells an epic story of longing, loss, and secrets.
“‘Nineteen Steps’ is a tender, inspiring story about female resilience and the human spirit,” Liz Stein, the executive editor at William Morrow, said in a statement.
“Both heart-warming and heart-breaking. It’s a novel that portrays the strength and courage we find in family, friendship and community. I was incredibly moved by the haunting, true tragedy at the core of the novel and enchanted by the unforgettable portrait of love in the time of war.”
As a strong advocate for female empowerment on screen, it’s no surprise that Brown’s debut novel features a powerful female protagonist. Nineteen Steps is a heart-warming and heart-breaking novel that portrays the strength and courage we find in family, friendship, and community. We’re already getting emotional just thinking about it.