Played by Bryce Dallas Howard, Claire Dearing is one of two central characters in the Jurassic World franchise, first appearing in the 2015 film and returning in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. But what was she up to *before* Jurassic World was built?
Fans of the franchise are invited to dig into Claire’s past in an upcoming young adult novel that aims to expand the universe by filling in those gaps, The Evolution of Claire.
In the book, penned by Tess Sharpe…
“Freshman year in college is full of obstacles–there are messy roommates, cranky professors, and disgusting dining halls. But for Claire Dearing, add “How to properly avoid being eaten by a dinosaur” to that list.
The year is 2004, and Claire has been given the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to intern at the Jurassic World theme park less than a year before it opens to the public. She is laser-focused, with her sights set on bettering the lives of all animals worldwide. But life at the park isn’t all test-driving gyrospheres and falling head over heels for a fellow student named Justin . . . though she does that too. Rumors and suspicions flood the island, and Claire is determined to unravel the truth.
As Claire searches for answers, she and Justin find themselves thrust into a sinister plot that will leave Claire forever changed, forcing her to question everything she thought she knew and bringing her one step closer to the Claire viewers met in Jurassic World and who they’ll return to in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”