TITLE: Imperfectly Fine
GENRE: YA Contemporary (with thriller elements)
Sixteen-year-old Skylar Benson lives with cystic fibrosis and a singular truth: She's supposed to die first. But after witnessing her rockstar father's murder, she must do the one thing she never expected--survive. Skylar resents being broken by birth and scarred by life, and even faking fine is impossible once she starts having flashbacks to the night her dad died.
Skylar must choose between self-destructive escape and finding a way to embrace her imperfect life. A choice made easier with Dad's favorite white powder but more complicated by Noah Stillwater, a fiercely loyal friend with an enigmatic past and an infuriating tenacity for hope. Then there's Cole Monroe, the younger brother of an ex-boyfriend Skylar can't quite shake. Cole is as lethal and alluring as his cocaine habit, and all her friends think she should know better.
But Skylar knows Cole is dangerous. She's counting on it.
Though I like this. This isn't a logline. This would be the copy on the back of the book. A logline is under 50 words. Best of luck.ReplyDelete
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"Skylar, a sixteen year old with cystic fibrosis, has always known that she will die first, but when she witnesses the murder of her rock star father, she must do the one thing she never expected--survive."ReplyDelete
I think just that is enough to get peoples attention in the log line. Like this concept. Good luck!
This could be your logline, but you may have to tweak it:ReplyDelete
"Sixteen-year-old Skylar Benson lives with cystic fibrosis and a singular truth: She's supposed to die first [before her father? Need to add something here]. But after witnessing her rockstar father's murder, she must do the one thing she never expected--survive."
I think I prefer Authoress' version, aferall she should know what works ;)ReplyDelete
Why did I think we had 100 words for this? Note to self, learn to follow directions before Bakers' Dozen starts. #Duh.ReplyDelete
Authoress, I'm keeping you. You did exactly what I've failed to accomplish myself for the last month. Thank you thank you!
I vote for Version Authoress!ReplyDelete
Love the longer blurb, and also love Authoress's version as the logline. What a fantastic story!ReplyDelete
Definitely go with Authoress's version. However, I think what you have about would be great for your query letters. Good luck!ReplyDelete
This story sounds so great. I too think Authoress' version is such a catchy logline.ReplyDelete
Just curious where the 50-word limit is coming from? I see 75 words on the MSFV blog.ReplyDelete