Wednesday, June 15, 2011
RTW: Pitch it to Me
Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic:
You're re-reading one of your favs when someone asks the dreaded question: "What's that book about?" Give us your best off-the-cuff blurb of any book, any genre, and have your readers try to guess the title in the comments!
Yes! A game! I'm always up for a really cool game, so much so I wrote TWO. And just in case you haven't read either book, I tried not to spoil the ending. See if you can guess either of these.
Seventeen-year old cellist has a beautiful yet simple life: an eccentric family she loves, a hot soon-to-be rock-star boyfriend, and her own promising future in music. But then one snowy February morning, she loses her family in a tragic accident, and she’s not that far away from death herself. Her body in a coma, she walks the halls of the hospital, reflecting back on her life and listening to those that still surround her. And she must choose: life or death. Stay or go.
PS - this book is soooo good. So good.
How about this one?
Fifteen-year old and best friends set summer goal to see a live naked girl, even though neither of them have ever asked a girl out. But this goal is a lap in the kiddie pool compared to the one the main character takes on to impress the hottest girl on the swim team: swim the hardest stroke known to anyone except maybe Michael Phelps. With a little help from his friends, a hard-core swim coach, and his playboy grandpa, he has one hilarious eventful summer he’ll never forget.
It's American Pie at swim school. One of the funniest books I've ever read.
Any guesses? If you need a hint, they're both on my Good Reads widget. Just look to your right!
Oooh - and don't forget about my Pay-It-Forward Contest for The Sky is Everywhere! Click here for the details!