More “back of the book cover” plot ideas from my beginning writing students. As you will see, relationship dilemmas predominate. As well as those so-fun-to-write (but terrible-to-live-through) Girl Wars.
Entice the browsing reader, I said. Snare buyers with a catchy title. Promise a roller coaster ride.
So they did. What do you think?
- Love at Second Sight
Bella has tried almost every dating tactic imaginable, from blind dates to sketchy dating websites. She’s almost ready to give up, until her high school sweetheart comes back into her life. The problem? He’s engaged to Bella’s old high school rival! It’s not long until before old feelings begin to rush back. But is pursuing the man of her dreams worth enduring the wrath of her old enemy?
- Time to Get a Boyfriend
Brook wasn’t the hottest of girls. She wasn’t the ugliest of girls either. She had refrained from having a boyfriend for four long miserable years. She had always been the antisocial nerd. But Brook didn’t care what her parents said. She was a sophomore now, not a little middle schooler. She wanted to be like all the other girls. Brook decided to forget about her grades and focus on more important things. Like boys.
- Claude the Fraud
Mazy Woods is considered a certified loser at Edge Brooke High School. But she might have a change to change all that when she finds out that Claude DuPont, the most popular guy in school, is keeping a big secret–a secret that would be the biggest scandal ever.
Will Mazy keep it to herself and let the school find out for themselves? Or will she expose Claude’s horrifying secret, making her, for once, accepted by her fellow students?
- Spoiled Gems
Jewel came downstairs and saw her parents sitting at the table. She sat at her favorite pink seat and took a sip of her Starbucks.
“Ugh, what is this terrible drink? Are you trying to poison me, Mother?’ Jewel said.
“What’s wrong, Princess? Isn’t that your favorite drink?” her mother asked.
“No! My favorite is an iced venti triple shot espresso with 2% milk. This is an iced venti triple shot with fat free milk. Fat free, Mom, are you calling me fat?”
“Not at all, my darling,” she replied.
“Gosh. I told you not to marry a blonde, Dad,” Jewel said.
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And now for the reveal. They are, from the top: girl, guy, girl, guy.